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Pregnancy Week 30

Thirty Weeks Pregnant

You are just one week away from your goal. Your baby is more similar to as he will look after birth.

How many months it will be if you are 30 weeks pregnant?

You are just step into the first week of your 8th month of your pregnancy. So you can say you are now 7 months pregnant, as you just completed it.

So if you have some queries about your pregnancy and baby growth. We have some information about it.

Baby

Size

Your baby is now of the size of large cabbage. He has length of 15.7 inches and gain weight about 2.9 pounds at this week.

Development

Weight gain:

Baby will have gain weight about half a pound a week for the next 10 weeks. And with this he is gaining weight for his chubby cheeks.

Kick counts:

As the baby is growing in these weeks very quickly, he may start to change his kicks and other movements. You are still counting your kicks? It can be good method to check that your baby is healthy or normal in your womb. If you observe his kicks regularly then you can notice a pattern for your baby.

Lungs:

During this week, the lungs of your baby is getting ready for the preparation of his first breath. 

Disappearing lanugo:

From now your baby’s brain and new fat cells are maintaining his body temperature. The lanugo which is soft, thin, unpigmented and downy hair also start disappearing by this week.

Red Blood Cells Formation:

From this week, bone marrow starts manufacturing red blood cells. Earlier tissue groups and then spleen took their charge of producing these cells. This is an important aspect of your baby’s body which will help him later or after the birth.

You can now take further information about some symptoms you may face this week.

Pregnancy Week 31

Thirty One Weeks Pregnant

You are now 31 weeks pregnant, you can experience more pains and discomforts as your baby is growing rapidly. Your centre of mass is changing its positions.

Size

Baby

Your baby is now having length of 16.18inches and his weighs around 3.3 pounds during this week. He is now long as the size bunch of leeks. He will now gain weight as much as half a pound a week until he is born.

Development

·       Weight:

At this point, you baby start gaining more weight than height as he is restricted due to limited space or too big to stretch out. Your baby settle into fetal position and he will continue with that position until birth.

·       Reproductive system:

During this period, there is boasting of some reproductive developments in baby’s body. If there is boy then his testicles are moving through groin on their way to scrotum. Or in case there is girl then her clitoris starts forming within her body.

·       Head rotating:

Your baby is now capable of moving his head around from side to side. By doing this he is strengthening their neck muscles.

·       Super senses:

Your baby is developing hurriedly and quickly. This growth includes neural connections that will make sure that all five senses are on their positions. He is now capable to see, feel, touch, taste and hear.

·       Eyesight:

Baby’s eyesight is still developing, although it is not very intense, yet after he is born. He will continue with his eyes closed for most part of the day. Whenever he will open be his eyes, he will be able to see the objects few centimeters from his face.  

·       Immune system:

During this period, your baby’s immune system has developed even more from the last week. This is preparing him to face the challenges of the outer world. But child’s immune system will still need to be boosted by your breast milk you provide in the initial days of his birth.

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Pregnancy Week 29

Twenty Nine Weeks Pregnant

You now entered in the 8th month of your pregnancy. You are going more and  more closer to witness the moment of having your baby in front of your eyes.

Baby

Size

At this week of your pregnancy, your baby is the as the size of butternut squash. Your baby is of the length 15.2 inches. His weight is around 2.5 pounds.

Growth

Fat layer:

The baby is developing now unique layer of fat called brown adipose tissue (BAT). This will be the key source of heat manufacturing after birth.

As the new born baby has restricted ability to shiver, sweat or move to maintain his body temperature. By this end week, BAT builds up to 2 to 7 % of your baby’s total body weight.

But premature babies come with the problem to keep their body warm after their birth, as they have shortage of BAT that time.

Baby’s kicks:

As at this stage, there will be more space for your baby. So you will have some kicks and punch from his elbows and knees particularly. These will be more regular and vigorous than before since the baby is stronger and active for responding to all type of stimuli. This can be movements, sounds, light and may be the food you just ate few hours ago.

So it may be the good time to count all the kicks during the days to make sure whether your baby is normal.

Reflexes:

The reflexes of your baby are now started working likes coughing and sneezing. He is getting ready for the outside the womb.

More Hair:

The hair is developing more during this week. The growth of the hair on the head and eyelashes are getting intensifying.

Bones and muscles:

The bones and muscles of the baby are getting more firm and stronger than earlier as you proceed in the third trimester.