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Updated 21 November 2014

Week 30: 10 weeks to go!

Labour is slowly becoming more of a reality now. Take your time to draw up a birth plan.

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What is happening to your baby:

  • Your baby weighs about 1.3 kilograms.
  • The early lanugo is disappearing.
  • Your baby can open and close his/her eyelids.
  • In girls the clitoris is quite prominent because it isn’t covered by the labia.
  • Bone marrow now produces red blood cells.
  • Toenails are growing.

What is happening to you:

  • You may be concerned about having sex at this late stage of your pregnancy. 
  • Sleeping becomes more and more uncomfortable as your belly expands.
  • From now on you may be feeling your baby’s hiccups.

What to do:

  • Now is a good time to draw up a birth plan.
  • Be sure to take enough calcium. Your baby is demanding more and more calcium as his/her bones grow and harden.
  • read up on or speak to your doctor about ways to help you get a good night’s sleep.

 
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