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30 Weeks Pregnant – What to Expect Your 30th Week of Pregnancy

Your baby bump is growing, and so is your babys brain!

The author of What To Expect When You’re Expecting,Heidi Murkoff, takes you through Week 30 of your preganancy. What and listen as Heidi walks you through this amazing week of pregnancy
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Big changes are underway in your baby’s watery world this week. At about 3 pounds and still about 16 inches long, your little chick is starting to look more like a cherub as she continues plumping up. She’ll be piling on weight at the rate of about a half-pound a week from here on out.

Remember the lanugo, the downy blanket of body hair she’s been wearing for warmth? Now that your little one’s got more fat to keep her toasty, she’s able to start shedding her fuzz, which means your bear will no longer be fuzzy wuzzy by the time she arrives. Other cuter pursuits on the agenda: Growing thicker eyelashes, eyebrows, and hair on her head – that is, unless she’s destined to be a beautiful baldy.

But perhaps the biggest bulletin comes from your baby’s brain, which is getting ready to kick up its capacity. Once smooth, it’s now forming channels and creases, creating more brain tissue with greater surface area. Without this new topography, that neonatal noodle would become enormous, and of course, so would your baby’s head. The result: a top-heavy baby unable to fit through the birth canal. Ouch!

The creases and indentations also allow for future expansion of brain tissue that’s crucial as your baby goes from helpless newborn to responsive infant to verbal toddler to curious preschooler and beyond.

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Another big change this week: Baby’s bone marrow has stepped up to the plate, taking over the job of producing red blood cells from the pinch hitters, the spleen and tissue groups. These red blood cells are critical because they transport oxygen and remove waste. With their help, your baby begins prepping for the future, by storing iron, calcium, and phosphorus in those tiny cells.

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Dani piff
Dani piff
11 months ago

30 weeks today 😍😫 can’t wait to have my baby girl

She’s NaturallyDope
She’s NaturallyDope
10 months ago

Due june 11th 2020

Samantha Schmidt
Samantha Schmidt
10 months ago

I’m due June 2020 I’m OFFICIALLY 30 weeks today !!!

Carlo Freeman-Simmons
Carlo Freeman-Simmons
10 months ago

I having my first this year 2020

Carline
Carline
10 months ago

30 weeks on Wednesday, giving birth in 37 weeks. I’m over it 😩

Angelina Nori
Angelina Nori
10 months ago

I’m 30 weeks today (2nd child) but with a baby girl this time. I’m almost there omgsh! 💕🎀🦄 due July 2020 🌸

Rachel S
Rachel S
10 months ago

30 weeks this thru. Due July 2020. Will be my husband 1st baby boy. (4 older kids. Youngest being 10) cant wait to meet our little handsome boy.

Cassandra Priscilla
Cassandra Priscilla
9 months ago

30 weeks today with Twin Boys 🤗🙏 blessing to keep going! Good luck to all the mommas !!!

Anna Marie Bacus
Anna Marie Bacus
9 months ago

30 weeks and counting ☺❤ 10 weeks left ❤❤☺

kelsie morin
kelsie morin
9 months ago

30 weeks 3 days today, first baby boy

nicki aquaruis young
nicki aquaruis young
9 months ago

I'm go be 30weeks this may 14 with twins

justme jenvee
justme jenvee
9 months ago

Im 30 weeks today…

Briana Orozco
Briana Orozco
9 months ago

30 weeks !!!!8 I am Nervous!!

Boss Jean
Boss Jean
9 months ago

I'm 30 weeks today!!!! My daughter will be here Aug 2nd!!!!!❤

Tholakele Nkosi
Tholakele Nkosi
9 months ago

I'm 30 weeks today, I'm so nervous yet its not my first baby 😭😭

Avianna Gibbs Dolliousity Family
Avianna Gibbs Dolliousity Family
9 months ago

My baby 👧 girl be moving every second and I can’t sleep plus I’m feeling so tired each day but today I’m 30 weeks pregnant 🤰 can’t wait to see my beautiful princess 👑

Avery Herrell
Avery Herrell
8 months ago

Baby #2, its a boy💙 due August 6th 2020

Jasmine St. John
Jasmine St. John
8 months ago

Me watching this at 29 weeks and 3 days: 👁👄👁

Samantha Lopez
Samantha Lopez
8 months ago

I'm due in 2020

April Grant
April Grant
7 months ago

30 weeks today

Ashlee Lockett
Ashlee Lockett
7 months ago

I'm due a couple days before my birthday(Sept 21) Due date (Sept 16)

Pumkin Montana
Pumkin Montana
7 months ago

30 weeks ! Due September 21 ,2020

eshia'janell
eshia'janell
7 months ago

30 weeks pregnant. So excited to meet my little man 🤰🏽💙

Amber xx
Amber xx
7 months ago

30 weeks pregnant today. Baby girl due October 6th ❤️

Zeezee
Zeezee
6 months ago

30 weeks today with twins! Due October 27th!

KaYlA butter cup
KaYlA butter cup
6 months ago

December baby ❤️💕 🤩 I can't wait

Shenice Richards
Shenice Richards
6 months ago

30 weeks today 👶🏾

sultan king
sultan king
6 months ago

Our baby is up site dawon and we worried someone have experience?

Daniala James
Daniala James
5 months ago

I'm 30 weeks today .. super excited ❣😍

Rima Soni
Rima Soni
5 months ago

dec 2020 ❤️❤️

T NI
T NI
4 months ago

30 weeks today! My first due in Dec <3

Taylor Smith
Taylor Smith
4 months ago

Due dec 21st!! Cant wait!!

Soexya Niraula
Soexya Niraula
4 months ago

30weeks today🙈🙈❤️

Nora Hightower
Nora Hightower
4 months ago

30 weeks today Due 12/29/2020

The Jazzynextdoor
The Jazzynextdoor
4 months ago

30 weeks today 💗
Due January 3rd 👶🏾🥰💖

Patrick Miller
Patrick Miller
3 months ago

No one cares that any of you are 30 weeks! You’re all saying the same thing 🙄

Lesego Phadima
Lesego Phadima
3 months ago

2021 mums hello there😍😍👐😉

Bonnie Bundles
Bonnie Bundles
3 months ago

Am I the only one expecting in 2020 lol ❤️

Chantell Frazier
Chantell Frazier
3 months ago

Pregnancy After Infant Loss 2/19/2021 👑🤰🏾

Charity
Charity
2 months ago

I’ll be 30 weeks on Friday i really thought i was only 28 weeks lol omg

Jasmine Gordon
Jasmine Gordon
2 months ago

I’m 30 weeks due in feb 2021 ❤️

Joana Mayira
Joana Mayira
2 months ago

30 weeks pregnant 🥳🥳🥳🥳👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾🙏🏾❤ cant wait to meet my princess in February 2021

Binta Ogieva
Binta Ogieva
1 month ago

they need to switch that baby up…

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