30 weeks pregnant
Your baby’s development
Your baby is now around 40cm long and weighs around 2lb 8oz. They’re also spending about 80% of sleeping time in REM (dream) mode.
As you might expect, there’s lots of accelerated brain development at this stage. Nerve fibres are developing rapidly, enabling brain impulses to travel faster and increasing your baby's ability to learn when they reach the outside world.
You & your body
Your uterus is probably pressing on your bladder now and you might get a touch of cystitis, which can give you a burning sensation when you wee. A good way to help flush out toxins naturally is by drinking a glass of cranberry juice a day and plenty of water. It’s a good idea to chat with your midwife too as there are some safe types of antibiotics that they can give you if necessary.