30 Weeks Pregnant

How is Your Baby Growing at 30 Weeks?

Fat is depositing under your baby’s skin and this causes them to have short bursts of energy at random times of the day. This can lead to them changing positions and adopting a ‘transverse lie’ position. By the time you give birth, your baby will have moved into a ‘heads down’ position.

 

At this point, their eyesight is developing and they now have five senses. Their sucking reflex is developing and they will begin sucking their thumb or fingers.

 

The vernix and lanugo will begin to disappear.

 week 30 foetus

How Big is Your Baby at 30 Weeks?

By week 30, your baby is 39.9 cm (about the size of a big bunch of asparagus) and weighs 1.3 kg.

 

What Happens at 30 Weeks?

You might be having difficulty sleeping around this time of your pregnancy. You will still feel swollen and leg cramps are not uncommon. Your midwife will be checking your blood pressure at every appointment to spot any signs of pre-eclampsia.

 

What Symptoms Will You Have at 30 Weeks?

Common symptoms around week 30 include:

  • Backaches
  • Fatigue
  • Feeling hot and flustered
  • Greasy, spotty skin
  • Indigestion
  • Leg cramps
  • Nosebleeds
  • Piles
  • Sleeping problems and snoring
  • Stretch marks
  • Swollen gums
  • Swollen hands and feet
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Vaginal discharge