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30 Weeks Pregnant: Symptoms & Signs

30 weeks pregnant is a hugely significant milestone. It’s the point at which your baby has transitioned from an embryo to a developing fetus and is starting to increase. While most of these changes occur behind the scenes, there are some pretty straightforward signs and symptoms you should be aware of if you’re 30 weeks or more pregnant. This blog post will discuss everything from morning sickness to labor and delivery. So whether you’re just starting to feel pregnant or are well past that point, read on for all the latest information about 30 weeks pregnant!

At 30 weeks, how big is your baby?

This week, your baby is 2.9 pounds and 15.7 inches long. That resembles a bike helmet in terms of size.

30-Week Developmental Checklist 

Your baby is breathing and swallowing fluid as they grow, so the amniotic fluid they’ve been living in helps them develop their lungs and digestive system. At 30 weeks, check out how they’re developing.

Growth rate: During the next 10 weeks, your baby will gain half a pound per week!

Count kick: The movements of a baby may change as it grows. Keep an eye on how many kicks it makes. Counting your kicks is still essential to you. Record your baby’s movements and how long it took to get to 10 every day (try to do your kick counts around the same time every day). In time, you will learn what to expect from your baby. You should consult your healthcare provider if you notice less or no movement.

Developing lungs: As your baby approaches their first breath, their lungs become more muscular.

30 Weeks, Your Body Obstetrical Symptoms

You might notice that specific first-trimester symptoms reappear as your third trimester progresses. Additionally, you might feel much more hungry now, making dealing with symptoms like heartburn more difficult. Here are some additional things you might encounter this 4 week.

Heartburn: Because your uterus is pushing up on your stomach during the third trimester, heartburn returns. (Good morning, old friend) Remember to eat smaller meals, wait an hour before lying down after eating, and stay away from oily foods.

A feeling of being both Jekyll and Hyde: Mood swings are fairly typical during pregnancy since your hormones are out of control, and you may be anxious about your impending lifestyle shift. Always remember to be kind to yourself and avoid taking on too much. Try to do things that make you feel good, whether taking a nap, going for a stroll, or hanging out with friends.

Sleep: Sleeping may be challenging at 30 weeks pregnant. That energy rush you may have had in the second trimester may be waning. Pregnancy pillows can be your buddy if you’re having difficulties sleeping. Don’t use devices right before bed, keep the room dark, and try to stick to a regular bedtime.

Complications during 30 weeks pregnant

Complications during pregnancy can occur at any stage but are most common in the early weeks. Some complications only require a brief hospital stay, while others require long-term care. Here is a list of some common complications and their symptoms:

1. Pre-eclampsia: This condition can develop during pregnancy if the mother’s blood pressure rises sufficiently. Symptoms include swelling, lightheadedness, and fainting. Pre-eclampsia can lead to seizures, coma, or even death if left untreated.

2. Ectopic Pregnancy: When an embryo implants outside the uterus (in either the Fallopian tubes or ovary), this is called an ectopic pregnancy. About 1 in 25 pregnancies results in an ectopic pregnancy, but it’s one of the most dangerous because it’s more likely to result in birth defects or miscarriage. Symptoms include abdominal pain, fever, and vaginal bleeding. If you notice any of these symptoms, contact your doctor immediately!

3. Miscarriage: Miscarriage is when a pregnant woman loses her baby before 20 weeks gestation (the average gestation for a full-term healthy baby). About 15% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage; however, this number ranges from 5% for first-time mothers to 30% for women with two or more previous pregnancies. The most common symptom of miscarriage is missed menstrual periods followed by uterine cramping.

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