Week 30 Of Pregnancy: Brain Development Of The Child

pregnancy guide

What’s happening inside

Baby’s brain is growing bigger by the day, allowing him to better make sense of the environment he is in and preparing him for a lifetime of learning, from helpless infant to curious toddler, and beyond.

Maternal Changes

It’s fairly common for expectant mums to experience dream-filled nights these days, partly due to hormones, and partly due to your over-active mind that’s consumed with thoughts, plans, worries and anticipation for the baby.

A Matter of Fact

To boost baby’s brain growth during this crucial period of development, be sure to include lots of Omega-3 fatty acids in your daily diet, most importantly DHA. It also helps to moderate your mood swings, and ward off preterm labour and postnatal depression. Oily fish, like salmon, walnuts, crab, flaxseed and chicken are all great natural sources of DHA.

Tips for daddy

With just a few more months to go, it’s important that you read up as much as you can on all the nitty gritties of parenting so you’re not caught unawares. True, every child is different, and there’s nothing quite like handling the ‘real thing’ in your arms. But being mentally prepared and knowing the options you can choose from can come in real handy when the stress and exhaustion hits.

A quote for mummy-to-be

A baby is born with a need to be loved — and never outgrows it.
– Frank A. Clark

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