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Your Pregnancy: Week 30

Your massive belly and nighttime heartburn might be making sleep difficult to come by. If you are able to drift off, you're probably having some strange and vivid dreams -- your subconscious is no less anxious than your waking mind.

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Baby's now the size of a cucumber!
As baby's skin smoothes out, her brain just keeps getting more wrinkled. All those grooves and indentations increase surface area, meaning more room for that oh-so-essential brain tissue. She's also adding some brawn -- her grip is now strong enough to grasp a finger.







To-do:
> Schedule monthly OB visit
> Research your hospital's infant screenings
> Learn the signs of preterm labor
> Go to your checklist

[ tip ] A smart splurge: blackout curtains for the nursery. A dark nursery will score baby (and you!) some extra zzz's. And don't worry about nighttime terrors -- babies don't fear the dark until around 18 months.

> Chat with other moms-to-be who share your due date

> Read more about being 30 weeks pregnant

All medical information reviewed by Dr. Geeta K. Swamy, Duke University Medical Center OB/GYN Department

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