Stages of Pregnancy Week by Week
Pregnancy Week 30
Your baby is growing faster than ever now--learn all about his development in week 30. Also get tips on avoiding emotional overeating and protecting your job after the baby is born.
Watch Your Baby's Growth
At this point, your baby is awake and asleep at very specific times of the day. Find out about his sleep patterns, and what they mean.
Your Changing Body
As your skin expands to accommodate baby, stretch marks aren't always the only side effect. An estimated 20 percent of expectant moms also experience itchy skin. Your doctor may recommend antihistamines or ointments, but a calming lotion can also provide relief.
Your Developing Baby
From this point on your baby will gain about a half pound each week. All that baby weight is for more than filling out his chubby cheeks. Now that all of his major body systems are in place and functioning, he needs padding to protect and insulate his organs. His built-up fat tissue will also help him regulate his body temperature after birth.
Tip of the Week
If you tap on your belly, your baby may kick or poke back at the same spot you touched. So neat -- you can play with your baby well before he's born!
Your Week 30 To-Do List
1. Buy a car seat and other must-have gear.
An Inside Look
Take a unique look at Baby's development inside the womb this week.
Your Pregnancy Calendar
Organize your doctor's appointments, save your ultrasound photos, and more--all in one place!