30 weeks pregnant


That bread in which all the ingredients were added and is in a bowl, covered with a cloth, for the yeast to take effect and it will grow. This is how you can compare your baby at 30 weeks.

Your pregnancy is closer to the end. In a few weeks, your baby will be screaming in the maternity’s operating room and receiving first care.

How amazing everything that happened in 210 days. Your baby’s evolution is a wonderful thing to see. Really, only minor adjustments are taking place to prepare him to live in the outside world.

Of course, many adaptations will be made after birth, such as better vision, development of speech, coordination of movements of the legs and arms, but inside the uterus, it will become more cuddly.

Do you want to know more details about your baby, about yourself, pregnancy care and other matters? So, keep reading.


Baby development

That embryo of a few centimeters and a few grams is now 40 cm and weighs between 1.4 kg to 2 kg. Growth is slowed, but he will put on 1 kg or 2 kg more until the end of gestation. Some babies weigh up to 6 kg, well beyond the general standard.

Brain development, which continues until the age of 5, is in full swing and the bone marrow is already able to produce its own red blood cells and white blood cells.

The skin creates more adipose tissue, which will facilitate the baby’s passage through the vagina and protect it while immersed in 1 liter of amniotic fluid. The lanugo, that fluff, falls or begins to fall. Premature babies and some babies are born with it, but it falls soon after.

The movements, which were once strong and constant, will become slower and more widely spaced, which means that the space inside the uterus is decreasing. From that week, many are turned with their heads close to the pelvis, the position they will maintain to facilitate birth.


What happens to mom

The discomforts of the past few weeks leave you a little more discouraged. The belly accompanies the baby’s weight gain and, as a result, it becomes more difficult to do simple activities, such as sitting and going to the bathroom.

Stretching the skin makes the belly itch. Do not scratch, use a moisturizer to alleviate the problem. Varicose veins can appear on the legs, due to blood flow and also on the vulva, leading to uncomfortable hemorrhoids.

Larger breasts and belly force the spine causing pain, especially in the lower back. Associated with all this, and a greater frequency of trips to the bathroom, it means that you do not have the right amount of hours of sleep.

It is important to remember that not all women experience all symptoms. Some can pass the pregnancy with minimal discomfort, while others have strict medical recommendations.


Care that should be taken at this stage

The main tip during the whole pregnancy: hydrate yourself! Drink lots of water and massage your body gently with body moisturizers free of harmful chemical additives to pregnant women.

Weight gain happens, but it is possible to avoid overweight or serious health problems due to lack of nutrients. To avoid, keep a complete diet, which replenishes all the minerals and vitamins you need to stay healthy even after birth.

Wear comfortable shoes and preferably offer support for impacts. Avoid jumping and crawling, they damage your spine and are more susceptible to slips.

Rest whenever you have the opportunity. Look for a place free of bright lights and sounds. Put on some quiet music, chat and connect with your baby, even for half an hour.


Relaxation techniques for pregnant women

The explosion of hormones, changes in your lifestyle, details about the room and layette, hospital papers and maternity leave and so many other details can be quite stressful for you.

To alleviate, there are relaxation techniques that bring great results. Stretches, yoga, massage, deep breathing. There are three basic relaxation techniques for pregnancy:

– eutony, energy saving, in which you pay attention to your daily actions and look for ways to wear less;

– Schultz technique, deep relaxation based on phrases conducted by a professional.

– Jacobson technique, voluntary muscle contraction and then relaxation.


Karla Mendonça

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