Your Pregnancy: Week 30
Baby's now the size of a squash!
baby's skin smoothes out, her brain just keeps getting more wrinkled.
All those grooves and indentations increase surface area, meaning more
room for that oh-so-essential brain tissue. She's also adding some brawn
-- her grip is now strong enough to grasp a finger.
Your massive belly and nighttime heartburn might be making sleep
difficult to come by. If you are able to drift off, you're probably
having some strange and vivid dreams -- your subconscious is no less
anxious than your waking mind. www.thebump.com
How your baby's growing:
Your baby's about 15.7 inches long now, and she weighs almost 3 pounds (like a head of cabbage
A pint and a half of amniotic fluid surrounds her, but that volume will
decrease as she gets bigger and takes up more room in your uterus. Her
eyesight continues to develop, though it's not very keen; even after
she's born, she'll keep her eyes closed for a good part of the day. When
she does open them, she'll respond to changes in light but will have
20/400 vision — which means she can only make out objects a few inches
from her face. (Normal adult vision is 20/20.)
How your life's changing:
You may be feeling a little tired these days, especially if you're having trouble sleeping
. You might also feel clumsier than normal
which is perfectly understandable. Not only are you heavier, but the
concentration of weight in your pregnant belly causes a shift in your
center of gravity. Plus, thanks to hormonal changes, your ligaments are
more lax, so your joints are looser, which may also contribute to your
balance being a bit off.
this relaxation of your ligaments can actually cause your feet to
spread permanently, so you may have to invest in some new shoes in a
bigger size. Remember those mood swings
you had earlier in pregnancy? The combination of uncomfortable symptoms
and hormonal changes can result in a return of those emotional ups and
downs. It's normal to worry about what your labor will be like or
whether you'll be a good parent. But if you can't shake the blues or
feel increasingly irritable or agitated, talk to your doctor or midwife.
You may be among the 1 in 10 expectant women who battle depression
during pregnancy. Also let your caregiver know if you're frequently nervous or anxious. www.babycenter.com
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