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PREGNANCY WEEK 30

How are you?

Probably feeling sleep deprived and ready to lamp anyone that recommends you get some sleep now before baby arrives.  What can be just as frustrating are the vivid dreams that may have made an unwelcome return.  Don't worry dreaming you give birth to a rabbit in the middle Waitrose is not a prediction of future events!

You may start to notice that you are itching quite a bit - especially on your tummy.  This is due to the skin stretching as your baby grows.  Itching can be a sign of a more serious problem called Obstetric Cholestasis so if you find that the itching is unbearable especially on your hands and feet at night you must let your midwife know.

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YOUR BABY

Is growing day by day

Although your baby would need some assistance if it was born at this point, its lungs are developing nicely ready for breathing and the other organs are continuing to mature.  

Measuring a whopping 40cm your baby now weighs just under 3lb - so cooking nicely!

Along with the Vernix that we talked about last week the fine hair covering your baby is also starting to disappear.

Getting ready for continuing growth outside the womb the bone marrow is also building up the red blood cell supply.