How does the baby grow?
Now the baby is about 40cm long and weighs about 1.3kg (about the size of a cabbage). There is 1.5 liter of amniotic fluid surrounding the baby’s body, but it will decrease as the baby gets bigger and occupies more volume in the mother’s womb.
Besides, the baby’s vision continues to develop though it happens not so quickly. Even after birth, the baby still closes their eyes most of the day. When opening the eyes, the baby will respond to changes in light, but only reach 20/400 eyesight, which means that the baby can only see objects about 5cm from the face.
Changes occurring in the mother’s body during the 30th week of pregnancy
Moms may feel a bit tired on these days, especially if moms are having trouble sleeping. Moms may also feel awkward than usual because moms are heavier and the body’s focus changes. In addition, the fact that ligaments and joints become loose due to hormonal changes makes moms lose balance.
Do moms remember the previous mood swings in pregnancy? A combination of unpleasant symptoms and hormonal changes can bring those up and down emotions back. Moms may be worried about the birth, or whether moms are a good mother or not. That is perfectly normal.