At 30 weeks, your belly’s doing more than just making it tough to find a comfortable sleeping position. It’s made itself a conversation piece. Everywhere you go, someone seems to have a comment about your physical appearance, which isn’t always so fun. And no doubt, you’ve encountered quite a few people who don’t think before they speak and say something embarrassing or hurtful (what’s up with that?) Try not to take those comments seriously, but know which ones should be taken to heart. Like when they tell you you’re glowing, believe them! And take advantage of some of the perks (when someone offers you their seat on the train — take it!) At week 30, your dreams might be getting even weirder — if you’re actually sleeping, that is. That could be a result of anxiety, so consider doing some prep work to help you rest easier. One idea? Do a test drive to see exactly how long it really takes you to get to the hospital. Then maybe you’ll stop having nightmares about giving birth in your car.
Your baby’s the size of a cucumber!
Your 15.2- to 16.7-inch, 2.5- to 3.8-pound baby continues to grow.
your baby at 30 weeks
- His skin is getting smoother.
- But his brain is getting wrinklier — to make way for all that essential brain tissue.
- He’s now strong enough to grasp a finger!
pregnancy symptoms at 30 weeks
- Heartburn, which might be making sleep hard to come by.
- Swelling — it’s totally normal, as long as it’s not sudden or severe.
- General discomfort, thanks to your big belly.
- Shortness of breath. Those lungs just keep getting more crowded, right?
- Trouble sleeping, which leads to another issue: Fatigue.
- Weird, vivid dreams. One word (a familiar one): Hormones.
- Schedule your bi-monthly prenatal visit to the OB.
- Start practicing kegel exercises, if you haven’t already.
- Do a test drive to see how long it really takes you to get to the hospital.