Updated 08 October 2018

Week 30: 10 weeks to go!

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

Only 10 weeks till you meet your little one.

Your baby's progress:

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

Your progress:

  • You may be concerned about having sex at this late stage of your pregnancy. Speak to your doctor about your concerns.
  • Sleeping becomes 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 calcium as 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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