Guide to Being 30 Weeks Pregnant


Don't Worry If…

Here's our handy-dandy list of the things you don't have to concern yourself with this week.

  • In utero hiccups: It might be a little alarming the first time you feel a tiny hiccup inside your body. But it's totally harmless. Some babies just hiccup in there, and they'll get over it in a few minutes. Some hiccup seemingly constantly, some do it occasionally and some never do. All normal.
  • Preterm labor: OK, technically this is something to worry about. Of course, you don't want to go into labor now, but as undesirable (and scary) as it would be to have a baby at 30 weeks, your baby would have an excellent chance of not only surviving but being perfectly healthy, albeit with a longer stay in the hospital.
  • On-time labor: Yes, it's scary. Yes, it's going to hurt. And yes, you can do it. You'll get through it, and you'll have a beautiful baby.
  • Your crib bumper doesn't quite match the rug in the nursery: Don't sweat it. Hey, at least you have a crib bumper and rug in there. Some of us never get that far.

For more information on pregnancy, take a look at the links below.

Related Articles

Sources

  • American Pregnancy Association. "30th week of Pregnancy." (June 7, 2011) http://www.americanpregnancy.org/weekbyweek/week30.htm
  • Baby Center. "Is it Safe?" (June 7, 2011) http://www.babycenter.com/is-it-safe
  • Baby Center. "Your Pregnancy: 30 Weeks." (June 7, 2011) http://www.babycenter.com/6_your-pregnancy-21-weeks_1110.bc
  • Baby Zone. "30 Weeks Pregnant: Tired of Being Pregnant?" (June 12, 2011) http://www.babyzone.com/pregnancy/week/article/30th-week-pregnancy-pg1
  • Discovery Fit & Health. "How to Calculate Your Pregnancy Due Date." (June 12, 2011) https://health.howstuffworks.com/pregnancy-and-parenting/pregnancy/issues/10005-how-to-calculate-your-pregnancy-due-date.htm
  • iVillage. "30 Weeks Pregnant: Pregnancy Week-by-Week Guide." Sept. 11, 2007. (June 7, 2011) http://www.ivillage.com/30-weeks-pregnant-pregnancy-week-week-guide/6-a-144785
  • Kids Health. "Pregnancy Calendar: Week 30." (June 7, 2011) http://kidshealth.org/parent/pregnancy_center/pregnancy_calendar/week30.html
  • Parenting. "3rd Trimester: Week 30." (June 7, 2011) http://www.parenting.com/pregnancy/timeline/third-trimester-week-30
  • WebMD. "Your Pregnancy Week by Week: Weeks 26-30." (June 7, 2011) http://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/your-pregnancy-week-by-week-weeks-26-30
  • What to Expect. "Week 30 of Pregnancy." (June 7, 2011) http://www.whattoexpect.com/pregnancy/week-by-week/week-30.aspx

More to Explore