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Week 30

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My Body in the 30th Week

Trimester 3 of your pregnancy

You may already feel quite large, even though you still have about 10 weeks to go before delivery. At this point, you'll be gaining about 0.45 kg a week. The average healthy gain during pregnancy is about 11.4 to 15.9 kg. The uterus, baby, placenta, and amniotic fluid will account for about half of your weight gain. The rest goes to your breasts, body fluids, blood, and maternal nutrient stores.

As your body prepares for childbirth, you might notice various changes, including an increase in the volume of blood to support both you and your growing baby. Your breasts will continue to enlarge as they get ready for lactation. Additionally, hormonal shifts might lead to loosening of ligaments, preparing your pelvis for childbirth but potentially causing discomfort in your joints.

It's essential to maintain a balanced diet and regular exercise routine (if approved by your healthcare provider) to support your health and the healthy development of your baby. Stay hydrated and listen to your body's signals for rest and relaxation. 

My Baby in the 30th Week

Baby now weighs almost 1.4 kg. Although her length won't increase much more while she's in your womb, she will continue to add fat and gain weight rapidly during the next few weeks. Her brain continues to grow; and it will continue to make connections between its cells over the next several weeks. As the due date approaches, baby's organs are also maturing, getting ready for life outside the womb. The baby's senses are developing, and she can now hear sounds from the outside world, like your heartbeat and voice, which can be soothing for both of you.

Furthermore, during this stage of pregnancy, the baby's lungs are developing and preparing for breathing air independently after birth. The bones are also becoming stronger, although they will still be relatively soft and flexible to facilitate passage through the birth canal. Additionally, the baby's immune system is being bolstered by receiving antibodies from you, providing crucial protection against infections during the early months of life. Every day, the baby's movements may become more pronounced as she explores her limited space in the womb, practicing essential skills like swallowing and sucking. It's an exciting time of rapid growth and development as you eagerly await the arrival of your little one.