The baby is capable of creating red blood cells in its bone marrow. As the weight of the fetus reaches three pounds, toenails are growing and the lanugo hair that was once covering the baby is now shedding into the amniotic fluid where it will eventually be swallowed by the baby and ingested where it is later expelled in the meconium bowel movement.
Maternal Changes on Week 30
With the size of your uterus it may be difficult to sleep at this stage forward, and heartburn may be quite bad. Try sleeping and lying on your side (left side is best because of the position of your heart) and in a reclined position.
Pregnancy most commonly lasts 40 weeks, this website provides information of a general nature and is not a replacement for professional healthcare advise. There are many factors that can influence a pregnancy due date including age, ethnicity, number of previous children, and length of menstrual cycle. Every woman's pregnancy is different and the due date can only be estimated within a certain degree of accuracy.