During your 30 weeks of pregnancy, your baby is still developing, while your belly is still making more space for your growing baby. You’d probably have kissed goodbye to your early pregnancy symptoms.
Your baby at 30 weeks pregnant would be 43 centimeters long, weighs approximately 1 – 1.5 kilograms, and about a size of a cabbage. And, during this week a lot more going on with your baby. Red blood cells begin to form in the baby’s bone marrow, the baby’s brain rapidly develops, bones start to get hardened, and much more.
At 30 weeks pregnant, the baby’s position will still be head up. She will move comfortably in 1½ pints of amniotic fluid inside the belly.
Read on to know more about the baby’s development during 30 weeks of pregnancy.
Your Baby At Week 30
You’re in the 7th month of your pregnancy. Only a few more weeks to reach your due day. During this week, your baby is making its headway, and the movements will get stronger by the end of this month.
By 30 weeks of pregnancy, the baby’s all major body parts and systems are fully developed and are now becoming too mature. From this week, the baby starts gaining weight very fastly.
Your baby’s bones will start to get hardened during this week. However, the baby’s skull bones will remain softer and flexible for labor preparation. Because it travels across the narrow birth canal, the baby’s skull bones will be soft, which helps the baby to pass through easily.
Although your baby’s eyes will remain closed throughout the pregnancy, this week, she/he will start to recognize what’s around them.
During 30 weeks of pregnancy, your baby’s hair will start to grow. However, every baby is unique. Some babies may have hair, and some may not. And hormones play a vital role in babies’ hair growth.
Some pregnant women can feel their baby’s hiccups in the womb. However, it is common to experience it in the last trimester of pregnancy. The hiccups play a vital role in lung maturation and brain development.
The baby’s brain will develop very quickly in these last weeks. The surface of the brain has been smooth until now. But at this stage, the baby’s brain is engaged in those typical grooves and indentations.
The reason behind this appearance: the baby develops wrinkles which allow for more space for brain tissue.
During this week, baby can regulate their body temperature due to brain development and new fat cells. The lanugo – the tiny and smooth hair that covered your baby’s body will begin to disappear.
However, lanugo is not required anymore. But you may see a few strands on your newborn’s body.
Your baby’s bone marrow is wholly developed and starts red blood cell production, which means your baby is ready to survive on her own after entering the world.
Take multivitamins during your pregnancy, as it helps in your baby’s development. And make sure to follow safe and healthy tips, and ensure the well-being of both you and your baby during your pregnancy journey.