Pregnancy at 30 Weeks
I am thrilled that my daughter is in her third trimester of pregnancy as is she…”the homestretch”. Soon we will be meeting the newest member of our family.
He is now around 15.7 inches from head to heal and the size of a large cabbage!
Right now his eyesight allows him to make out faces that would be only a few inches away from him. So this is just perfect since he will be held closely to his mom and dad when he is born and will be able to see their smiling, loving faces.
Life at 30 weeks gestation:
- Trouble sleeping.
- Feeling tired.
- Feeling clumsy due to being heavier with your weigh concentrated in your belly with a shift in your center of gravity.
- Your ligaments are much more lax, joints are now looser which will make your balance a little off.
- Mood swings may return due to hormones, creating more ups and downs.
- One in 10 expectant women battle depression during pregnancy. Also let your caregiver know if you’re frequently nervous or anxious.
- If you can’t shake your mood swings tell your caregiver.
“I realized that finding a good pediatrician would be at least as important as finding a good doctor or midwife, so I started my search early. I asked my midwife and her assistant, the workers, administrators and mothers at two daycare centers, and my local hospital’s referral center for recommendations. The two practitioners whose names came up most often were the ones I interviewed.”
You may be worrying about labor pain, needing an episiotomy, possibility of C-Section, this is normal and feel free to talk to your caregiver each time you have a visit.
This week’s activity
- Start putting together baby gear, it can be overwhelming so start as soon as possible.
- Make sure you have batteries.