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Mumsworld Pregnancy Calendar Week 30

Cystitis (urinary tract infection) is quite common during late pregnancy because your bladder is under pressure. It can be a little painful too. 

Your baby's development

Your baby is now around 40cm long and weighs around 1.1 Kg, spending about 80% of sleeping time in REM (rapid eye movement or 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. 

You and 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 urinate. 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 discuss with your doctor too as there are some safe types of antibiotics that they can give you if necessary.

Did you know?

At 30 weeks your baby is still turning regularly and can be in either head down or breech (head up) position. By 32 weeks, only three out of four babies have turned into the right position but by full-term, only 3-4% of babies will be breech.