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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.



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RowdyRandi - 5.6 hours ago
Saw my regular ob today. I get an ultrasound next week to check growth. I've lost 2 lbs so far. My sugar levels were fine

TaraR - 10.9 hours ago
Hello 30 weeks!! Everything looked great on my glucose test! Woohoo!! Next appointment is August 10th...they will check his growth then...to make sure he isn't a giant! LOL Also doing the 3D ultrasound. Getting close ladies!!

PaulaSoon2b8 - 11.3 hours ago
went in for what was to have been my 29 week check up...fundal height was at 35 weeks, they have booked me for a scan on 2nd of August. Although I just had my last one at 25 weeks...can't see the baby haven grown that much over the past 4 weeks. All my blood came back clear no sugar issues...so I guess time will tell. I do feel awfully large right now...but it is number eight I would think its expected. the doctor did get right in there and check the head and bumb size with her hands...said she did feel a little on the plump side...but...we had already talked about inducing 2 weeks early...so I think that's early enough, if she ends up big and we need to do a c-sec...then that's what must be. I jut want everything to be developed and her to be healthy and strong :)

Kekea - 16.1 hours ago
Treadingwater. I had an ultrasound last week at 30 weeks and asked the tech to confirm that she was a girl and she printed a picture of her girl parts for me. It wouldn't hurt to ask.

treadingwater - 16.8 hours ago
RowdyRandi- I was also referred to a dietitian. I found it rather pointless too because I've gone through it before but procedure is procedure I guess. On the other hand, I'm getting another u/s done on 8/6. At my anatomy scan at 20 weeks I didn't get a picture of my baby's gential area. With all my babies I keep a baby book for them. I am disappointment that I am not able to do that wit this one. I was thinking maybe I can try asking at my next u/s to see if they u/s tech will print it for me. Do you think that will be ok?

RowdyRandi - 1 days ago
kekea yes they sent me to dietician. Saw her today. Everything was 'perfect'. Pointless appointment really but state requires so i'll be getting ultrasounds and frequent dr visits and have to prick my finger 4 times a day which I'm not comfortable with

1morefor4 - 2 days ago
Hi all. Just had a midwife appointment yesterday. There's a blog post about it on my profile. Officially going to be seen every 2 weeks now. No news was good news when it comes to my glucose test. I just wish my pubic bone didn't hurt every time I get on and off the bed (despite using a step stool to make it easier).

sparks717 - 3 days ago
Mzdallas, might you have Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD) a condition that causes excessive movement of the pubic symphysis, either anterior or lateral, as well as associated pain during pregnancy. I had it last pregnancy in the third trimester and had severe sharp pains in my crotch/groin area.

Kekea - 4 days ago
RowdyRandy did they recommend you to a specialist? They should do a few more scans to measure the babies growth because woman with gd tend to have larger babies. I have to go weekly now for a scan and nst to make sure the baby is doing well because I had chronic hypertension prior to pregnancy.

RowdyRandi - 4 days ago
mzdallas06 sorry you have to take more vitamins. I hate having to take pills

RowdyRandi - 4 days ago
Thanks kekea. My first child was small weighing just 5 lb 8 oz at 36 & 6. And i gained 37 lbs with my first pregnancy so just think its strange to be opposite with this one. I've gained less and he seems to weigh a lot more. Maybe i'll get another ultrasound now. Haven't seen him since 20 wks. Had an ultrasound every month then every week with first baby

mzdallas06 - 4 days ago
Hi beautiful moms! I hope you are all feeling well :) as of Sunday I have been having pain & pressure in my crotch area when I stand up. When I went to my 3rd trimester anatomy scan last week baby was head down, but not lower than normal for this time of gestation. So I'm just going to attribute the pain/pressure to the joys of the last trimester. I also got my 3rd trimester blood work back and I'm severely anemic & vitamin D deficient. So now I have MORE VITAMINS to add to the list of supplements I already take. Lol. 30 WEEKS!!! Let the countdown begin ladies!!!

Kekea - 4 days ago
Awh RowdyRandy do not stress about it to hard. Some thing's we have no control over. I had it with my second and forth pregnancy and I was able to manage well with diet and exercise. Both babies where born healthy in the 38th week 8.7 pounds and 8.11. My suger returned to normal after delivery. Please don't stress yourself out over it.

RowdyRandi - 4 days ago
Haven't been on here in a while. Did my 1 hr gtt at 28 wks and didn't pass so then had to do 3 hr gtt and didn't pass that one either. I'm extremely upset about it. I've only gained 9 lbs for entire pregnancy. Started out at 168 now weigh 177. I can still fit in my pre pregnancy pants so I'm feeling really confused as to how i have gd. Been trying to eat super healthy until i meet with dietician this week to find out what I'm supposed to do now.

Kekea - 9 days ago
I hope that everyone is feeling well. Today was tough for me. When I got out of bed this morning I felt really dizzy, so dizzy that it made me drop to my knees. On top of that I was feeling nauseated. At any rate I had an appointment with the specialist today. I had an NST and an ultrasound. Everything is looking well. She is head down and right on my cervix. She is about 3lbs and 4oz now. I have to go to the specialist every week now until the remainder of my pregnancy which is going to be draining.

Kekea - 12 days ago
30 weeks today!!! The time is approaching. I'm starting to get a little nervous.

paulabrellisford@hotmail.com - 19 days ago
Jamie...my last little one at 36 weeks was Frank Breech...and even at 7.5-8 lbs at that point he was able to flip himself and get ready. HE was induced at 38 weeks 9.3 lbs, and other then a little shoulder dysplasia...it was a perfect birthing experience :)

beckym - 23 days ago
Jamie, I hope the baby flips for you!

jamie86 - 24 days ago
Had my ultrasound today. Oliver is measuring just over a week ahead and estimated to weigh 4lbs 4oz. He is also frank breech at the moment so he has some flipping to do soon. 31 weeks tomorrow and so glad my little man is doing great!

beckym - 26 days ago
Awesome, I am excited to get to 34-36 weeks, I will feel more comfortable about the baby coming at that point, tomorrow I will be 31 weeks.

lil.pumpkins - 27 days ago
its going good, baby loves to kick the same spot over and over lol, I'm now 34 weeks I'm getting really excited more then ever now.

beckym - 28 days ago
I have good news to report, I started using a be band and today has not been excrutiating, I think it is helping a lot, if it continues I might not need to go out and buy a support band, just a few more of these or something, it was one that covers my entire belly and keeps pants and shorts up that do the fit anymore, however I don't fit in any pre pregnancy bottoms anymore, so I hadn't considered it for other uses, mild pain today, no grinding bone feelings , or inflammation, occasional feeling sore, but 80 percent better than its been. I was dreading the next 66 days in fear that it would all be as painful or worse, but now I am very hopeful that the rest will be easier than I thought it would be. Yay!

beckym - 28 days ago
Hi pumpkin, how is your pregnancy going.

lil.pumpkins - 28 days ago
hey ladies I hope all is well, thought that I would jump back a little not much going on my weeks and the other one is pretty much the same.

beckym - 29 days ago
I went to ymca with my kids and my kids friends, then my son's friend was picked up, and I took my kids and their friend to vacation bible school, everything went great until the end when Michelle was getting a drink from the water fountain, she could reach ok, but a volunteer urged me to give her a boost, it seemed a reasonable idea, but I hurt my stomach in the process, an hour later, it is still very sore, I really hope I just pulled something, and didn't aggrevate the hernia they repaired 2 years ago during laproscopic gallbladder removal or make a new hernia, going on 8 months pregnant I need to remember my limitations and not be pressured into nonsense like that again, my kids know my limitations better than I do sometimes, she didn't even ask me, it was someone who might not have even realized I was pregnant, I am still amazed to find out some people are oblivious to me being pregnant until I say it.

beckym - 29 days ago
Holtz - I hope that pain stays away for you this pregnancy. Jamie, that is a relief to know it will go away, I might look into a support belt, I thought of that before for back pain and asked the doctor if it would be covered, it is not for me, I have to find one, but hey, if it takes away some of the pain it would be worth it!

jamie86 - 29 days ago
Becky I did feel better once he was born but it took a few days for everything to settle. I'm having such bad pelvic pain this time and it's starting to mess with my hip again so I'm being sent to get a support belt. Also my fundal height is measuring 2 weeks ahead now. I usually have big babies anyway but now I'm worried about having a huge baby.

holz8519 - 30 days ago
I had that pelvic/hip pain with all 3 of my previous pregnancies. It's totally normal its just the joints and ligaments between the bones in your pelvis beginning to loosen so your baby can fit through. I also had really bad round ligament pain with my last 2 pregnancies but so far have yet to get it with this one.

beckym - 30 days ago
Jamie, did you feel better after the baby was born, I feel like my hips are falling apart, not to be a big baby, but that part sucks right now. Free - sorry to hear about your heels, maybe some relief can be found in a new pair of good arch sneakers, helped me with my back pain, and you could try soaking your feet at night, or better yet, get one of those foot soaker from Walmart for like 20 bucks that massages them too, I have been eyeing that in passing 😉

jamie86 - 31 days ago
Becky I had that with my first. Got to where I couldn't walk or I would fall.

Free2Bmom - 31 days ago
Becky, my mom said she felt like that while she was pregnant with me. I haven't had it with either of my pregnancies but I've heard others complain about it. Sometimes my hips and pelvis will ache if I've been standing or walking a lot. My discomfort lately is my heals of my feet feel like they're being stabbed from the bottom. But yay! 30 weeks! Summer always flys by so it'll be over before we know it!

beckym - 32 days ago
Is anyone else getting this, I can't remember from my previous pregnancies, but my hips are very sore and feel like they are close to popping out of place at times, also my leg where it meets the hip sometimes has excruciating pain that feels like it might snap.

beckym - 33 days ago
30 weeks pregnant, 70 days to go! 10 weeks to go!

mrscephas - 44 days ago
Hello 30 weeks, only 10 more to go!!! Can't wait for my growth scan at 32 weeks :) xxx

lil.pumpkins - 48 days ago
I'm so going to have to try that thanks for the tip :)

no-cut-no-circumcision - 48 days ago
Papaya extract does wonders for heartburn! Two tiny pills and you can sleep. Also, eating bile absorbing foods such as almonds, almond milk, oatmeal before bed will help, especially the almonds.

lil.pumpkins - 48 days ago
heartburn is bad for me as well, I drink alot of cold water because of it seems to help a bit but not much.

claraxx - 49 days ago
30 weeks today! 😀 I wonder how long the next 10 weeks will pass!? I'm hoping fast.

eliciamadora - 50 days ago
30 weeks! We're in the home stretch ladies! Can't wait to birth this little surro baby! The heartburn is KILLING ME. Anyone else?

darobinsonfamily@ymail.com - 52 days ago
Hello everyone I will be 30 weeks in about 2 more days but I am sooo scared this time! You would think that I would be a pro at this since its my 4th baby but I am sooo scared

xEricaLynn - 52 days ago
30 weeks + 2 days here, get to hear our little boy's heartbeat tomorrow, God willing. I live for doctors appointments now, lol. Awesome to see my belly move sometimes, I could watch our boy for hours. I really hope God lets us keep him. He would be our first earthly baby, with six angel siblings in Heaven. <3

lil.pumpkins - 52 days ago
Getting really close now, eek hit 30 weeks today and now the weeks are just on flying. Got to vist the new hospital today boy its huge I so can't wait for the next 7-8 weeks if lucky to have my son just a bit early. Hoping that I don't go to over my due if he ends up coming a bit later. How are you ladies feeling?

liltyke7 - 80 days ago
Thx! U/s was normal. No concerns. Back in 3 weeks!

anything4nikki@gmail.com - 82 days ago
I hope your appointment goes well!

liltyke7 - 82 days ago
doc apt today...see what he says about last week's ultrasound.

liltyke7 - 85 days ago
Yes anything!! closer and closer!!!

anything4nikki@gmail.com - 87 days ago
30 weeks today!

patiently waiting - 118 days ago
I am pregnant with my fourth..as long as you feel you can do it, you shouldn't worry about anyone else. You're a mom...you know it takes time, love, money, and so on to raise a kid....as long as you are comfortable, do it.

JackieAJK3 - 118 days ago
Only a few more weeks! This is baby #3 and I'm hoping to have at least 1 more. My kids and my husband make my life complete and I feel my growing family would be a bit more complete with 1 more child. I need advice to see if that's too many kids. In my opinion, it doesn't matter how many kids you have, but others feel differently. should I stop at 3? Or would it be ok to have one more?

beanaleena - 154 days ago
they said they cant completely rule out the accretta until they are in there. But its not the ppercreta or increta which is when it invades the muscle and can go through to another organ. They thought mine went through to my bladder. I am grateful that they ruled that out. But I cramp a lot, the doctor said it is normal. Just scary.



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