Baby's bone marrow is now busy making red blood cells
By Dr Tan Shu Qi, Consultant and Associate Professor Tan Thiam Chye, Visiting Consultant, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, KK Women's and Children's Hospital
Your cabbage-sized darling now weighs between 1.15 and 1.4kg. Your baby will continue to put on fat to insulate the organs and to regulate the body temperature outside the womb. Baby's eyes are beginning to focus on large items. The lungs are developing, but will not function independently until around week 36. At week 30, your baby's bone marrow has taken over the production of red blood cells, a necessary function that delivers oxygen and nutrients to the body.
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With the increased pressure from your growing bump comes the increased need to go to the toilet. Your constant urge to urinate is caused by your baby's head pushing on your bladder. This increased pressure is also affecting your stomach, and this could mean more heartburn or indigestion. Try eating smaller meals more often and avoid overly spicy foods during this time. Stay away from the sambal! Your body is already preparing for the first meal you'll provide your baby as your milk glands produce colostrum, the nutrient-rich liquid that appears after birth.
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