Normal Changes when 30 Weeks Pregnant

Pregnancy is a tender, delicate, difficult stage in a woman’s life. This is the time when women need maximum amount of moral support from all quarters. When you are 30 weeks pregnant it is natural to see a huge bump and experience some changes in yourself.

As every trimester passes by you can feel some changes in yourself. You can experience some slight movements in your belly, feel and increased blood pressure and you may feel restless and cranky at times. However, these are normal hormonal changes. When you are 30 weeks pregnant the baby has grown from the size of a small shrimp to a normal human baby.

Baby’s Growth

The digestive tract and the lungs are nearly fully developed in the baby by the time you are 30 weeks pregnant. The baby now stops growing in length and starts gaining in weight. He or she grows upto 40 cms in length from crown to toe. After that the baby stops growing in length and starts gaining weight. The baby continues to gain weight till birth. When you are 30 weeks pregnant your baby will start opening and closing eyes. He or she can see the insides of your tummy and even distinguish the dark from light. Baby may also be able to track the source of light.

Your body changes

The first and most important change is that you will start gaining weight. Your weight must increase by 3-4 lbs. You may not like it, but you have to put up with it. Your baby’s demands for nutrients start increasing rapidly. They keep increasing till pre-birth. Hence it is important for you to have a lot of healthy and nutritious food as you have to take care of your health and the baby’s health. You may get depressed at the thought of gaining weight. However, remind yourself of all the good things that pregnancy has brought in for you.

30 weeks pregnant what to expect

30 weeks pregnant weight gain

It is time that you stop smoking and drinking if you haven’t done so already. Your baby needs adequate supply of oxygen. Therefore if you quit smoking then your baby can get an increased supply of oxygen very quickly. This only helps your baby grow. Many cases of low birth weight are owing to smoking.

Try to good night’s sleep. However, it is a little difficult because you maybe uncomfortable. Your belly is growing in size and therefore your centre of gravity of shifting continuously. Therefore, it is difficult for you to determine and exactly comfortable position for yourself while sleeping. Avoid sleeping flat on your back as it causes excess strain on your spine. This will only increase your back ache. Try to sleep sideways- preferably to the left side. Sleeping on the left side increases the flow of blood into the baby’s head.

As your belly grows, it obviously means the size of the baby increasing. This results in growing uterus. As the size of the uterus increases, it puts an increasing pressure on the urinary bladder. Hence you feel like visiting the loo more often.

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