Week 33 of Your Pregnancy

32 weeks pregnant

56

Days to go

1.9

kgs
Keep going. You’ll find something useful below.

Pregnancy Symptoms

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

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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

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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.

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Thrombosis

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).

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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

Baby’s Sleep

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!!!

Baby’s Head

Baby’s head will be down towards cervix and movements are greatly reduced. Baby will respond to cacophony by kicking legs and may stretch arms.

Baby’s Immunity

Baby’s immunity is much stronger now with all you have given over months

Baby’s Heart

Fetal heart rate varies from 130 to 140 beats per minute.

Others

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

Your's Changing Body

You may start to feel like something’s weighing down on your pelvis, this heavy feeling can be a sign that your baby’s in the head down position, ready for birth. Your signs of pregnancy could also include: painless contractions around your bump, known as Braxton Hicks contractions.

Itchiness will increase not only on your belly but on other parts of your body as well. As your belly expands, the skin on your belly streches which can lead to an itchy skin. Your pregnancy hormones can also cause you to feel dry and itchy. Stay hydated and apply a good pregnancy-friendly mosituriser all over the dry areas to get some relief.

Again, growing uterus is responsible for causing back pain in some pregnant women. As your uterus grows and stretches, the centre of gravity shifts causing pain on your lower back. In addition, the expanding uterus can also sometimes put pressure on a nerve resulting in back pain.

Carpal tunnel syndrome is quite common during pregnancy and happens due to the accumulation of fluids, also known as oedema in your wrist tissues. This fluid build-up can put pressure on nerves leading to pain. Hormonal changes also can lead to pain in your wrists.

Your ever-expanding uterus continues to put pressure on the surrounding ligaments which causes round ligament pain. For most pregnant women, this type of pain continues through the marjority of 2nd and 3rd trimesters and is nothing to worry about.

While it is common to have long lustrous hair during pregnancy, you will be surprised to know that some pregnant women find that their nails are growing faster than before, all thanks to the surging hormones. At the same time, brittle nails, ingrown nails and formation of white patches on nails can be common too. Regularly trim your nails, keep them clean and dry, and add biotin to your diet after consulting with your doctor if you find that your nails are too brittle and breaking at an alarming pace.

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