Week by week pregnancy guide: You and your baby at Week 33

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Your baby, who is the size of a pineapple, can now distinguish through day and night. As for you, mum, with everything that's going on, now is the perfect time to pamper yourself.

How Big is Your Baby?

week by week pregnancy guide: week 33

Your Baby's Development

In this week by week pregnancy guide, you'll learn that:

  • Your baby can now differentiate between day and night as the light passes through the thin uterine wall.
  • He will be closing and opening his eyes during sleeping and waking up times.
  • He has developed an immune system of his own.
  • He has also learnt how to breathe now.
  • His bones are hardening.
  • He is also undergoing some major brain development.

Pregnancy Symptoms

  • Since your metabolic rate has reached its peak, you will be left feeling overheated all the time.
  • Sleep has become elusive with the hormonal rush, regular trips to the bathroom, leg cramps, and heartburn.
  • Headaches and feeling anxious all the time will become a common affair.
  • You will start experiencing strong foetal movements inside the womb.
  • Your nails will become brittle because of hormonal activities.
  • If your belly starts hurting when you change positions on bed, it might be because of the round ligament pain. This is described as a sharp or jabbing pain usually in the belly or groin area that is, unfortunately, common during pregnancy.
  • Shortness of breath will become routine.
  • You may feel clumsy and become forgetful of even the smallest things.

Pregnancy Care

  • Avoid exercising and eating close to your bedtime.
  • While exercising, you must not indulge in anything strenuous.
  • Ensure that you stick to healthy eating.
  • Keep yourself hydrated by drinking at least eight to 10 glasses of water every day. Avoid aerated drinks.

Your Checklist

  • To ease down anxiety, pamper yourself with a warm bath.
  • Drink a warm cup of milk before sleeping and listen to your favourite soundtrack to help you soothe down.
  • If you are planning on cord blood banking, sign up for it now.

Your next week: 34 weeks pregnant

Your previous week: 32 weeks pregnant

Do you have questions on this week by week pregnancy guide? What are your current concerns, mums? Leave us a comment below!

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Written by

Jasmine Yeo