Week 33 of Pregnancy

Pregnancy Calendar: You are now 33 weeks pregnant

33 weeks old fetus (baby)

Week 33 of fetal development

The volume of your uterus has grown 500 times over the course of your pregnancy. Frequency of urine may be increased as the presenting part will put pressure on the urinary bladder.

Your baby

Your baby will weigh around 2000 gm by now. The baby’s movement is restricted because of the cramped uterine environment. She sleeps a lot now, and is settled into the birth position by now. But the lungs are still not fully functional.

Dos and Don’ts

  • Time for you to know the symptoms of labour. They are- pain coming in intervals from back to front, any blood-stained discharge or mucous, fresh bleeding, gush of water coming out as the water bag bursts.
  • Keep an eye on your baby’s movement. Normally, there should be about 8-10 movements per day. Inform your doctor if there are too many or too less movements, as they are indicative of the baby’s condition.
  • Keep up with your supplements.
  • Learn about pain relief during labour from your doctor.
  • Plan your labour with your doctor. Discuss all possible ways of delivering your baby, such as normal delivery at home or in the hospital, the chances of surgery, forceps delivery and episiotomy.
  • Keep your labour bag ready.
  • You should visit your doctor every week now.

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