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Pregnancy Week by Week – Week 30

Your baby weighs about 3 pounds (1,400 grams) and measures about 10.8 inches (27 cm) from crown to rump. Weight and layers of fat will be added to your baby. This fat helps in providing warmth to the baby and makes it look less wrinkly. Your baby can also get hiccups which you can feel.

Your baby weight is starting to impact your lifestyle from around the 30th week. You’ll find it difficult to bend Pregnancy symptoms at this stage include heartburn, indigestion, and flatulence. Breathing may be more difficult as your lungs have less room to expand.

Even though you are getting heavier you should try mild forms of exercise. Swimming and walking will be wonderful forms of exercise for pregnant women. Many community centers and dance studios host pre- and postnatal exercise classes. Constipation is a common complaint of pregnancy.

The pregnancy hormone slows down the digestive process considerably. Eating foods high in fiber, such as vegetables and whole grains, are great ways to fight constipation and maintain good health. Pregnancy signs such as fatigue and swelling of feet continue at this stage.

Your baby’s facial features have almost developed fully. The fetus can move his head, open his eyes, and also make breathing movements through his open nostrils. The bay weighs nearly 3 pounds and 11 inches long (crown to rump).

An expectant mother can go through the pregnancy calendar provided week by week to get a better idea related to diet and lifestyle. If any pregnancy complications appear at this stage you must consult the doctor immediately. A good pregnancy diet must continue and massage of the feet in hot water or warm water bath will relive pain and swelling in the feet and ankles.

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