33 weeks pregnant

33 weeks pregnant

Your Developing Baby-
• When you’re 33 weeks pregnant, your baby’s now 17.2 inches (43.7cm) long and weighs 4.23 pounds (1918gm).
• Neurons and synapses are developing rapidly forming connections in your baby’s brain.
• This week, he may be able to coordinate sucking and swallowing with breathing.
• Most of his bones are hardening, but his skull is quite pliable, which will make birth easier.
• He may be getting ready for birth by turning upside-down. His head should be pointing down, ready for his journey into the world.

Your Changing Body-
You may notice that your feet and ankles are quite swollen by the end of the day.
Week 33 is a good time to make a list of baby’s early need after delivery. So, you can shop online or ask someone to get it. You might not see baby for another month, but if you have an early surprise arrival, that’s the one thing you really need to have ready.

33 Weeks pregnant- Sign and Symptoms
• You may feel warm, because of your high metabolic rate.
• Heartburn and contractions.
• Shortness of breath.
• Forgetfulness and clumsiness, also known as baby brain. This is totally normal.

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