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pregnant 30 weeks : complete info , symptoms and development

Entering the 30th week of pregnancy, your fetus's large body development is about the size of a small watermelon.

Your fetus at this gestational age weighs around 1.3 kg with a length of about 40 cm from head to heel. Even so, the weight of the fetus in the womb will continue to grow until the day of its birth later.

The fat layer that surrounds the body also thickens so that the fetus does not look wrinkled and can stay warm after he is born later.

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One development of the fetus in the 30th week of an unattractive pregnancy is its ability to imitate your breathing pattern. At this age, the fetus has begun to be able to practice repetitive breathing movements by following the rhythm of the mother's diaphragm.

The fetus in the uterus can feel hiccups. There can feel the hiccup when there is a rhythmic beat in your stomach.

how does the body change in the 30th week of pregnancy?

Pain and heartburn

Sensation of heartburn and heartburn often appears after pregnant women eat a large portion or eat oily, spicy or acidic foods.

These stomach acid problems can make activities uncomfortable, and may even trigger insomnia.

If you feel heartburn during pregnancy, try to pay attention to what you ate before.

Avoid foods that trigger stomach acid so you can stay comfortable.

Swelling in several parts of the body

Along with the development of the fetus in the 30th week of pregnancy, generally pregnant women will also experience swelling. Swelling can occur in the ankles, toes, calves and even hands.

Swelling that occurs slowly is generally normal. But if swelling occurs drastically, it is feared that it can be a symptom of preeclampsia.

Breath feels tight

The greater the gestational age, the more the fetus will suppress the upper part of the mother's body. Especially the lungs and diaphragm.

To prevent tightness during pregnancy, try to stand up and sit as fast as possible every time a symptom will come. The right posture will provide more space for the lungs to breathe.

You can also lie down to the left side of each bed.

In a 30-week fetal development, you will learn how to:

  • Your baby's brain and newly formed fat cells help regulate their body temperature.
  • Lanugo (soft & soft hair covering your baby's entire body) begins to disappear.
  • The spinal cord has taken over the production of red blood cells.
  • The surface of the baby's brain in the development of the fetus for 30 weeks, which until this week is still very smooth, begins to show characteristics of grooved and winding.
  • The lungs and digestive system are very mature.

Symptoms of Pregnancy

  • Mood swings and morning sickness that you experience early in pregnancy will reappear this week, thanks to the combination of symptoms that make you uncomfortable, and hormonal changes.
  • Heartburn can be very painful. This can affect you at any time of the day, but can be very uncomfortable at night.
  • Your ligaments begin to soften due to hormonal changes. Your joints will become more stretchy and result in the loss of your body's balance.
  • Relaxation of the ligament can cause your feet to widen permanently, so you might be able to start investing in buying bigger, bigger shoes.

Pregnancy Care

  • Keep practicing good posture to help you control pain in the lower back.
  • Continue to rest and try to relax when you travel through the third trimester. This will help you through various symptoms of pregnancy, and hormonal imbalances.
  • To help fight heartburn during pregnancy:
  • Sit upright when eating and a few hours later.
  • Eat at least two hours before going to bed so that your body has time to digest food.
  • Prepare a pillow to support your sleep and avoid lying flat on the bed.

What should I discuss with the doctor?

During a fetal development check, you can also tell what symptoms are experienced at week 30 of this pregnancy.

Report all the symptoms of pregnancy that you are worried about. Complaints of shortness of breath may be felt this week because your uterus is getting bigger. If your shortness of breath is severe, consult a doctor immediately.

What tests should I know?


30th week may be the last monthly test that pregnant women can do. In the future, you may have to visit your doctor every 2 weeks or even every week until birth.

On this month's test, you will be tested for blood pressure and weight and asked about the signs and symptoms you might have. The doctor also asks you to describe your baby's movements and activities everyday.

Here are some tests that can be done during fetal development at the age of 30 weeks of your pregnancy:

Monitor heart rate fetus

Monitoring the development of the fetal heart rate once entering 30 weeks of pregnancy is common.

The fetal heartbeat will be examined to show whether the fetus is in good condition or not. Checking your heart rate can be done anytime after 20 weeks.

Ultrasound (Ultrasonography)

Ultrasonography is a test that can be done at any time during pregnancy. Ultrasound is done for various specific purposes. Among other things to:

  • check the estimated date of birth
  • check the condition of the fetus
  • investigate complications such as placenta previa (where the placenta is low)
  • detect malformations such as a cleft lip fetus
  • Sometimes, the results of a suspicious examination such as the tendency of genetic abnormalities can also be seen through ultrasound. You can then be referred to a specialist for further genetic testing.

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