What is the size of my baby during week 30?

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At 30 weeks the fetus weighs about 3 pounds and is about 15-16 inches long. The fetus is gaining about half-a-pound per week at this stage of the pregnancy. This is visible from the increasing size of the pregnant belly. The fetus’ brain is continuing to develop and is now capable of controlling some body functions such as body temperature. As a result the fetus begins to shed the lanugo of fine hair that was covering the body as a mechanism to maintain warmth.

Your baby is almost at their birth length! The baby is more than 15 inches long. The baby has to gain more weight still, though, and is around three pounds. As your baby grows bigger, you are going to feel more and more kicks and movements.

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