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30 Weeks Pregnant

At 30 weeks pregnant, your baby is developing more than before. The baby is the size of a cabbage head. The baby is around 3 lbs and continues to put on weight. 

At week 30, if you were to have a premature labor the baby has a good chance of survival.  The baby will have 92% chance of survival.

30 Weeks Pregnant:
Fetal Development

Brain Development

In the next couple of weeks the brain cells are maturing rapidly. The brain’s surface is preparing itself to provide more space for the higher number of brain cells.  The wrinkles and indentations are getting smoother.

Blood Cell Production

At week 30, the bone marrow has taken over and producing blood cell production.  The bone marrow is responsible for the baby to survive after birth.

Sensory Organ Development

The sensory organs have all developed by week 30. This week the baby has developed all of his five senses. 

External Appearance

The baby starts to get rounder because of the fat layer continues to form beneath the skin. At week 30, the fingernails are almost fully-grown. The eyelashes during week 30 are fully developed.

Fetal Movements

The baby is growing rapidly can throw a mean punch.  The kicks and punch are no longer feel light. By week 30, you have noticed the sleep wake cycles patterns.

Every pregnancy is different some women experience little movement and other feel a lot more movement.

How Big Is Your Baby?

Your baby is about the size of a large cabbage.  At week 30, the baby’s length is around 15.71 and weighs around 2.91 pounds.

Pregnancy Week 30: Weight Gain, Belly, And Body Changes

Each week your uterus continues to grow.  The top uterus can now be felt about 4 inches above your bellybutton. Expect to gain about 1 pound per week in the third trimester. You belly will continue to grow through out the next couple of weeks. 

30 Weeks Pregnant Ultrasound

An ultrasound during week 30 will show that the baby been quite active. The baby now is moving his arms and legs quite often.  You might see the baby playing with his umbilical cord and sucking on his thumb.

Pregnancy Week 30 Signs And Symptoms

The early signs and symptoms of pregnancy have decreased. However, they are many new symptoms happening in 30 weeks pregnant:

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