Week 33 of Your Pregnancy


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Pregnancy Symptoms

Few of the symptoms which you may notice at 33 weeks are:

Breast Leak

Your breasts are leaking during pregnancy because prolactin, the hormone responsible for milk production after the birth of your baby, starts revving up while you're still pregnant, usually in the third trimester

Frequent Urination

Multiple bathroom trips are common during pregnancy and happen due to the increasing blood volume in your blood, your ever-expanding uterus which puts pressure on your bladder, as well as hormonal disturbances. Make sure that you stay well hydrated during pregnancy, especially when you experience frequent urination. The chances of contracting urinary infections are very high during pregnancy and drinking a good amount of fluids helps you reduce the risk of contracting UTIs.


Thrombosis or blood clotting in the blood vessels of your body is a common complication during pregnancy. You can experience redness, warmth, and swelling in the affected areas, usually legs. When the clot dislodges and moves towards the heart, it can create possible complications. Pregnant women who have diabetes, heart disease, are overweight, or carrying twins or multiples are at a higher risk of developing thrombosis, which is also known as Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT).

Breathing trouble

In between your growing uterus, your increasing body weight, your fatigue, and inability to move, you will find it increasingly difficult to catch your breath. Your expanding uterus will put pressure on your diaphragm which will put pressure on your lungs, thus making breathing labourious. Difficulty in breathing is not a complication but just a routine preganancy symptoms. Just try to take things easy and pace your day in such a way that you can do your routine things slowly. Hurrying around isn't an option anymore!

Baby's Development

How big is your baby?

Baby’s Length: 17.2 inches(43.6cms)
Baby’s Weight: 1.9 kgs

Your baby is now the size of a White Gourd. Your placenta continues to supply the baby with all the required nutrients and oxygen. Following are the development of your baby this week.

You have a thirsty baby! The baby is consuming considerable amount of amniotic fluid now. This will help their gastrointestinal system to prepare for life after birth. It also means that with less amniotic fluid in the womb, those kicks are felt more sharply!

Lungs, brain, heart and other vital parts continue to develop toward maturity.

Baby’s immunity is much stronger now and they have their own immune system. As their immune system continues to develop, those protective antibodies will continue to pass onto them through your blood.

Baby is sleeping at regular intervals now; more than 19 hours a day; 5 movements in 19 hours approximately. Sleep-wake cycles are regularized which means you can now tentatively expect kicking times!!!

The baby can also now differentiate between day and night. As the uterine walls get thinner, more light penetrates inside the womb. This helps the baby to understand day and night.

Bones on the baby’s skull remain soft. This stays flexible to make it easier for the baby to pass through the birth canal when it’s time.


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