We are 30 weeks pregnant! And this indicates that, with each passing day, anxiety and symptoms of the final stretch of pregnancy are taking over. That is why it is extremely important that you continue your prenatal care to ensure that your health and that of your baby are up to date.
In addition, it is noteworthy that it is common during this gestational period for the mother to present mood swings and, once again, visits to the obstetrician are necessary so that the doctor can assess your situation and give you the indicated treatment.
We created this post so you can stay on top of the main symptoms and events of the 30 weeks of pregnancy. Want to check it out? Just keep reading this post!
Symptoms at 30 weeks of pregnancy
With 30 weeks of pregnancy, which is equivalent to 7 gestational months, the woman is already feeling the final discomforts of pregnancy and this indicates that she will need to take some precautions. But rest assured: it is usually nothing to worry about and, in the event of severe symptoms, it is recommended that you seek medical attention so that you can be examined.
See what are the most common symptoms during the 30th gestational week:
If so far you have noticed the bulge of the belly of a pregnant woman, it is expected that after 30 weeks weight gain will be even greater. That’s because from now on you can gain about 500g a week. But oh, if by chance your weight gain was much higher than this reference value, it is recommended that you see a doctor to evaluate your case and to give you a personalized eating plan in order to control your weight and ensure that you will not have health problems related to overweight/obesity.
tiredness and indisposition
In the 30 weeks of pregnancy the woman may be more tired and indisposed than usual and this is also expected. To work around this situation, try to take short breaks throughout the day and stay as rested as possible. However, if the discomfort is persistent, be sure to talk to your doctor to determine the safest method of overcoming these symptoms.
sudden mood swings
Are you feeling sad or down and you can’t understand why? This is another symptom that a pregnant woman at 30 weeks’ gestation can present and that should not be ignored. After all, a mother who experiences mood swings during this gestational stage is more likely to develop postpartum depression and needs to be diagnosed and treated early by her obstetrician.
Therefore, be sure to notify your doctor if you notice the appearance of this symptom and, in addition, try to do things that are good for you: read books, listen to music, watch movies and series, go out with friends, cook, go to the salon or the shopping… Anyway, distract enough to prevent sudden sadness from taking hold.
The uterus at 30 weeks’ gestation puts considerable pressure on the diaphragm and this results in difficulty breathing, which certainly bothers moms. But be calm: this symptom tends to improve in the next few days as the baby will come down and settle on your hip. While that doesn’t happen, try to stay as rested as possible and avoid great efforts, it will certainly help you a lot!
You’ve probably been experiencing back pain for a few weeks and the result of this is belly weight. To avoid major discomfort caused by this symptom, keep your rest and sleep up to date and find a comfortable and safe position to sleep. We recommend that you lie down on your side, this is proven to be one of the ways most recommended by health professionals for pregnant women.
If you have been following our posts from previous gestational weeks, you may have already noticed that this symptom has been frequent in all other weeks and in the 30 weeks of pregnancy it will be no different. Yes, this symptom is record-breaking and the one that most tends to accompany you throughout your pregnancy. The result of this? Well, the pressure that the uterus puts on the bladder, reducing its reservoir.
To reduce discomfort, our tips are: avoid going to the bathroom for a long time, avoid frequenting places that do not give you easy access to a bathroom, and avoid excessive intake of liquids before going to bed. Also, include frequent trips to the bathroom in your routine and take it in stride, without having to stress out about it. After all: the arrival of your baby will make up for this and several other efforts you needed and will need to make along the way.
Changes in pregnant women at 30 weeks of pregnancy
During the 30 weeks of pregnancy, the biggest change that a pregnant woman can observe is in relation to her mood, which can change easily. If you notice that you are getting very sad and depressed, be sure to check this symptom with your doctor so that he can indicate you the most suitable treatment because, as mentioned above, pregnant women who present this mood change during the 30 weeks gestational women are more likely to develop postpartum depression.
In addition, moms can also notice a significant change in their body, since the pregnant woman’s belly is growing more and more. Therefore, avoid very tight clothes, always opting for comfortable clothes and preferably for those that are suitable for pregnant women.
Development of the fetus at 30 weeks of pregnancy
At 30 weeks’ gestation, it is likely that the baby is already facing down, with the head close to the pelvis and the knees bent, a position that helps a lot during normal delivery. However, if your child is not yet in this position, don’t despair! It can still take up to the 32nd week to turn completely around.
If the baby happens to be born prematurely during the 30 weeks, he has a good chance of surviving. However, as his immune system is still developing, as is his lungs, it is likely that he will need to stay in an incubator until he is 100% developed and ready to go home.
In addition, there are other events that mark the development of the fetus during the 30 gestational weeks. Are they:
The baby has pink, smooth skin;
The arms and legs are more “chubby”;
He has already managed to accumulate some body fat, which represents 8% of his total weight and which will help to regulate his temperature at birth;
The baby is already able to respond to the light stimulus and differentiate between light and dark.
What is the size of the fetus at 30 weeks of pregnancy?
At 30 weeks of gestation, the baby measures approximately 39.9 centimeters, the size of a cabbage and its average weight is 2 kilos.
30 weeks pregnant is how many months?
A pregnant woman at 30 weeks of pregnancy is in the 7th gestational month, that is, she is already in the third trimester of pregnancy.
Importance of prenatal care in the final stretch of pregnancy
Prenatal care is the medical follow-up that aims to monitor the pregnant woman and the fetus throughout the pregnancy to ensure that the health of the mother and baby will be preserved. During the last trimester, consultations can be requested in an even shorter period of time, considering that it is in this gestational stage that the risk of premature birth increases and that the mother needs to check the size of the baby, what is the expected birth , if there is any health condition that indicates the need to anticipate delivery, if the fetus is already in the correct position, among others.
So, if you entered the third gestational trimester, here is our warning: it is very likely that your appointments with the obstetrician will be fortnightly or even weekly and our recommendation is that you do not miss it, because in this way you would be putting at risk not only your health, but also that of your little one.
The exams requested during prenatal care in the third trimester of pregnancy are:
Laboratory tests (routine blood count, urinalysis, examination for Streptococcus B bacteria);
So, did you manage to understand what are the main symptoms and events during the 30 weeks of pregnancy? We hope so! If you have any questions regarding this matter, just comment here in this post and we clarify.
Remember that all content described here is for informational purposes and does not exempt visits to the obstetrician. Quite the contrary: we strongly recommend that you have prenatal care as often as recommended by a trusted doctor to ensure that your health and that of your baby are not affected.
Oh, and if you want to stay on top of everything that happens in the final weeks of pregnancy, just keep an eye out here on our blog . In the next few days we will publish the posts referring to the next gestational weeks and we are waiting for you here! To the next.
Dr. Tabriella Perivolaris, Sara's mother and fan of fashion, beauty, motherhood, among others, about the female universe. Since 2018 she has been working as a copywriter, always bringing to her articles a little of her experience and experience as a mother and woman.