Week 33 pregnancy symptoms | Signs of week 33 pregnancy | Diet for week 33 pregnant


Baby at 33 weeks pregnancy can vaguely see what's happening outside the womb, hear your voices, taste your diet & much more. Curious to find out what all your baby is capable of? Read on to know:

33 weeks pregnant fetal development:

Your baby is now size of a pineapple

week 33 baby development

The baby at 33 weeks pregnant is around the size of a pineapple. Your baby's lungs are ready to take their first breath after conceiving. The liver of the baby is storing iron which will help the baby until 6 months after birth. The baby at 33 weeks gestation is now busy practising sucking, swallowing, and breathing. the immune system of the baby is now formed. You might experience slight decreased fetal movement at 33 weeks as the uterus is cramped. You still have a few weeks for delivery, but there might be exceptions. A baby born at 33 weeks is called a moderately preterm baby and might need a month of NICU care.

Body Changes

A 33 weeks pregnant stomach might feel tight all day and that's because of Braxton Hicks contractions or false contractions. However, any instance of extreme 33 weeks pregnant diarrhoea and cramping must be brought to doctors notice immediately. The baby's head is causing pressure on your bladder which is why you feel like urinating often. The uterus is pushing against your diaphragm, so you will experience shortness of breath.

Find your due date/Calculating your due date:

Unless you've been tracking your ovulation, for a health practitioner to exactly know when you ovulated and conceived is hard to say. Most women ovulate about two weeks after the first day of their period. So, to calculate a standard timing, most health practitioners calculate the due date from the first day of your last menstrual period.

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33 weeks pregnant symptoms:

Pregnancy SymptomsHere are a few number of common symptoms a woman may notice throughout her Pregnancy Symptoms Week 4.
  1. Shortness of breath
  2. Frequent urination
  3. Constipation
  4. Disturbed sleep
  5. Swollen hands and feet
  6. Constipation and gas
  7. Varicose veins
  8. Abdominal pain
  9. Foggy memory
  10. Fast-growing nails
  11. Leaky breasts
  12. Fatigue
  13. Itchy belly

Tips for You This Week

You can support your body to prepare for pregnancy by following the tips below:

This time is ideal to learn about premature labour symptoms like period-like cramps with or without diarrhoea, bleeding or spotting, etc. Invest in breast pads to help you with leaky breasts. Get plenty of sleep. Elevate your feet slightly when you sit. Always stand slowly after prolonged sitting or sleeping position as the blood pressure of the body is low at this stage. Try sleeping in a semi-seated position on your left side with one or both knees bent. Avoid exercising, eating or drinking too close to bedtime.

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