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


  • American Pregnancy Association. "30th week of Pregnancy." (June 7, 2011)
  • Baby Center. "Is it Safe?" (June 7, 2011)
  • Baby Center. "Your Pregnancy: 30 Weeks." (June 7, 2011)
  • Baby Zone. "30 Weeks Pregnant: Tired of Being Pregnant?" (June 12, 2011)
  • Discovery Fit & Health. "How to Calculate Your Pregnancy Due Date." (June 12, 2011)
  • iVillage. "30 Weeks Pregnant: Pregnancy Week-by-Week Guide." Sept. 11, 2007. (June 7, 2011)
  • Kids Health. "Pregnancy Calendar: Week 30." (June 7, 2011)
  • Parenting. "3rd Trimester: Week 30." (June 7, 2011)
  • WebMD. "Your Pregnancy Week by Week: Weeks 26-30." (June 7, 2011)
  • What to Expect. "Week 30 of Pregnancy." (June 7, 2011)