What To Expect At Week 30
Your baby’s about 15.7 inches long now and weighs almost 3 pounds (about the size of a large cabbage). A pint and a half of amniotic fluid surrounds them but that volume will shrink as they get bigger and take up more space in your uterus. Their eyesight continues to develop. You might feel a little sick, especially if you find it difficult to go to sleep. You might also feel clumsier than normal, which is perfectly understandable. Not only are you heavier, but the concentration of weight in your pregnant belly causes a shift in your center of gravity. Plus, thanks to hormonal changes, your ligaments are more lax, so your joints are looser, which may also contribute to your balance being a bit off. Remember those mood swings you had earlier in pregnancy? The combination of uncomfortable symptoms and hormonal changes may result in a return of those emotional ups and downs. It is normal to worry about what your labour will be like or if you’re going to have to be a good parent. However, if you are not able to shake the blues, feeling more irritable or agitated, talk to your doctor or midwife. You might be among the 1 in 10 expectant women who battle depression during pregnancy. Talking to your doctor or family about this may help.