Your Body – Week 30

Running out of breath? Don’t worry all this is quite normal in week 30. You start noticing that people become nicer and are willing to help you- take the help! It is perfectly alright and nothing to be worrying about.

So, what do you notice this week?

  • The growing belly shifts your center of gravity (causing strain on your body)
  • Blame your clumsiness on the raised levels of relaxin hormone. This contributes to loosening of the joints and muscles. Your shoe size could also increase because of this. Although your feet are more likely to go back to their pre-pregnancy size after delivery, this change might be permanent in some cases.
  • You stay up at night? If this has been happening for a while, talk to your doctor and figure out alternatives. Sleep is essential for the proper mental development of your baby and should not be compromised upon.
  • Some may feel all the symptoms of the previous week. With the contractions getting a bit more frequent at certain times of the day.
  • Fatigue, itchiness, stretch marks getting a “triggered effect”, swollen joints, bleeding gums, darkening of skin, leaky breasts, loss of appetite, tail-bone and back pain are all common and you are used to it by now. We commend you for going through all these changes like a champion!
  • Continue charting! And like we keep on saying. Eat right and continue exercising (as suggested by your gynecologist)

By now, your baby is fully developed. If you do have a preterm labor, Worry not! Now that health and neonatal care have developed so extensively, your baby has a 92% chance of survival. So, your baby will still grow outside your womb, under medical supervision. You can see your little one grow in front of your eyes then.

Common symptoms this week:

  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Back pain
  • Insomnia
  • Mood swings
  • Clumsiness
  • Swelling
  • Stretch marks
  • Skin pigmentation
  • Bleeding gums

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