You at 30 weeks pregnant
Your health professional will continue to check your blood pressure at every antenatal visit.
You might be getting more heartburn and reflux, as baby takes up more and more space. And your breasts might still be getting bigger too.
You might be finding that your sleep patterns are disrupted – you’re waking in the night and can’t get back to sleep. It might help to know that this is common but tiring. Try to rest when you can during the day. And remember to go to sleep on your side.
Child car seats
Babies aged under six months must be seated in a properly fastened, adjusted and approved rear-facing child car seat. It’s illegal to travel with a baby in a car without one.
You might be able to hire an approved child car seat from your local council, an ambulance service or a private company. Ask your midwife about options in your local area.
If you’re not planning to buy a child car seat, now’s a good time to book one for hire. It needs to be fitted correctly, which can be done at a local fitting station. Do this soon in case baby is born early.
Your baby when you’re 30 weeks pregnant
This is what baby is up to:
- Baby measures around 27 cm from head to bottom, and weighs about 1.3 kg.
- Baby is growing important fat stores beneath the skin, making the skin look smoother.
- The lanugo – the fine covering of hair on your baby’s body – is starting to decrease. But if your baby was born now, it would still have quite a lot of lanugo covering its body.
- Some babies can suck their thumbs.