Pregnancy Week 30

BirthWatch ticker week for 30

"Your baby swims in about a pint and half of amniotic fluid, which provides cushioning, helps in lung development and provides temperature regulation."

More About Week 30:

  • Your baby is storing iron and calcium.
  • Your baby begins storing iron, calcium and phosphorus.
  • Your baby's is completely covered by vernix, a white waxy coating that protects baby's fragile skin from becoming water logged by amniotic fluid.
  • It is common for babies to keep their hands near their foreheads or near their mouths while in utero.
  • Your baby's soft skull bones are accommodating very rapid brain growth now.
  • Your baby weighs about 3 lbs.

Healthy Pregnancy Tips for Week 30

Recommended Reading:

Caring for Your Baby and Young Child

This is a great, if somewhat factual and dryly written, basic guide for parents who want a comprehensive, "it has everything" guide to baby care. If Sears' "Baby Book" is to0 lefty for you, you'll like this guide.

See More Recommendations For the Third Trimester from BirthWatch