Pregnancy Week 30
In pregnancy week 30, your baby will be nearing 3 pounds in weight and 17 inches in length. The growth of your baby will continue in this week too. The baby will capture more places inside the uterus and thus there will be fewer places for the baby to move freely. You can even notice your baby's arm or leg moving across your belly. You can actually start playing a game in which you and your partner can guess which part of your baby's body is touching across the belly. You can have lot of fun playing this game till the time you go in labor. In case you feel some flat surface across your belly then be sure that it is baby's back and for other lump like feels assume the body part to be head or baby's bottom.
In pregnancy week 30, the volume of amniotic fluid will start becoming less, as the baby will need more places inside your tummy. Your uterus is about 4 inches above your belly button now. You will feel more tired now and it is mainly due to the increased weight and the increased levels of progesterone inside your body. Your body structure will not allow you to sleep well in night and this will also be main reason for getting uncomfortable during the daytime. You can avoid the sleep problem by buying a pregnancy pillow, which will give you proper sleep during night by making you sleep comfortably. You can buy maternity clothes, as they will make you feel more comfortable throughout the day and in nighttime also. The maternity clothes will allow you safe movements and will not pose any danger when you change your position in bed in night.
During 30th week of pregnancy you will also find it hard to stand for long time and it will very difficult task to change positions in bed too. If you are feeling more comfortable on sleeping on your back then do so but then there are high chances of you getting sever backaches. So the best way is to lie on your left or right side. You will have to bear this inconvenience for some more weeks. Your mood swings will also be more in the third trimester and you will get emotional without any reasons. If you are afraid about the laboring procedure then be rest assured, as there are various ways with which now it is possible to have painless labor.
In case you decide to have natural birth then you will have to bear the pain and there will be no relief from the pain. But there are medications and breathing and relaxation techniques that will give relief from pain to some extent. You can even choose hypnosis method to have a painless delivery. The pain that the pregnant women will have during labor and delivery is very intense and hence some kind of pain relief is must and the doctor will give you some or other kind of pain relief after asking you.