You may feel as if you have been pregnant forever at this point. It might be hard to imagine being pregnant for another ten weeks, but your baby still has a lot of growing and developing to do! By this time, your baby's crown-to-rump length is a little over 10.8 inches and the total length of your baby is about 17 inches! Your baby weighs about 3 pounds now. Your uterus can be felt about 4 inches above your bellybutton. Your uterus, baby, placenta and the amount of fluid will get larger over the next ten weeks. You should be gaining about a pound a week at this time.
Because you are getting larger, you are probably becoming slower and clumsier. You should try to be careful to avoid dangerous falls. Good posture when sitting and standing can help you feel better during your pregnancy. You also should be rolling over on your side to get up after lying down because your muscles have stretched to accommodate your growing uterus.
Even though your baby is cushioned by the amniotic fluid, she can feel and respond to pain. Your baby now does `practice breathing` to get ready for life outside of your womb. If you have an ultrasound at this time, you will be able to see this. If your baby swallows amniotic fluid down the wrong passage, she will still get hiccups that are noticeable by you. If your baby were born at this time, she would be able to keep herself warm.
The skin begins to smoothen as fat deposits accumulate underneath. The fat insulates and is an energy source.
Comments on week 30
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ckaySA - 4 days ago
Hey everyone!! How's everybody doing? Been so quiet here????
Anyhoo...can't believe it's 30 weeks already...my next appointment at clinic is 24th Feb when I'm 32 weeks afterwhich I will have my following appointments at the hospital because i'm high risk (only because my first was a c/sec)...though I'm not HUGE...the waddle is becoming more evident lol...and exhaustion hits me like a truck!!...rest well ladies...not long now!
AussieDanni - 13 days ago
Got to see my bub today! All well, measuring big. Based on today's measurements he is two weeks ahead :p
angelfree77 - 31 days ago
The doctors and nurses are all saying that I am probably having them and that I just don't know I am. Maybe I am mistaking them for baby movements?
kentsmommy - 37 days ago
Hi Angel - I didn't have any contractions with my first one, some with #2 but they were crazy with #3 and now with #4. I wouldn't worry if you haven't felt anything. In fact, I wish I didn't have them! Lol!
angelfree77 - 39 days ago
Yes, I've been slowing down a lot too. I have a hard time getting off of the sofa and out of bed. I just don't have the stomach muscles anymore. I also get winded easily, so climbing stairs can get exhausting. I have not had any contractions at all that I know of. Could I just be missing them? I am not sure, but I believe that they would be similar to what I felt when I was miscarrying and that's a pain I'll never forget. My little guy is head down too. He actually has been since the anatomical survey in week 21. Such a good boy...already doing what he's suppose to lol
kentsmommy - 40 days ago
I don't know about you ladies but I'm slowing down a lot lately. I just can't jump up and chase kids the way I did a few weeks ago! It takes me a couple of seconds to get up and then the baby rolls on my sciatic nerve and starts the back pain. Lol! My little one has varied days as well as far as movement. I also noticed that he's running out of room for the hard kicks and it feels more like wiggles. This baby hasn't had the hiccups as much as my other three. It seemed like they had hiccups a few times each day. Doc confirmed last week that he's head down, feet up which I already knew based on his kicking:) I've also had BH more recently. Actually, I had them all the time over the holiday. Now that things have slowed down, so have the contractions. I'm glad; those BH always scare me. They feel just like the real thing. Hope you ladies have a wonderful day!!
angelfree77 - 40 days ago
We are doing well! I'm still just dealing with the same issues...acid reflux and backaches. I think the swelling has lessened now that the holidays are over and I can relax more. The baby's movements vary. Some days, he's really active and other days, he's less. It seems that his movements have changed too. I feel more of him just moving about in there and less of the hard kicking. His activity at night doesn't seem to bother me. I think I just sleep right through it. I usually press my belly against my husband, so he can feel him moving. Recently, we started a game of hide-n-seek :) When I find an arm or leg, I'll rub it and he draws it back. I don't know if I'm annoying him or if he's just responding to my touch. Either way, I enjoy it.
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