Pregnancy Care, Tips, Guide Week 33, Month 8
The amniotic fluid inside the uterus increases up to 1 litre, providing a warm and cozy environment for the baby to float in. Now your baby can differentiate day and night by the penetrating light through the thin uterine walls. Your little one has developed immune system which is a step closer to lead a healthy life outside the womb. The baby’s bones are developing to be stronger except the skull bone which remains soft in order to facilitate safe birth during delivery.
The ideal weight of the baby is estimated to be approximately 1.9 kg (4.23 pounds).
You may feel very pregnant by this week and get exhausted quite often. Physical activities like walking or prenatal yoga can keep the worn out feeling at bay. If you are a first time mom, you can expect your baby’s head moving towards the pelvis region and presses to the cervix. If you are a second time mom, you can expect it a week before labour.
During the 33rd week of pregnancy, insomnia is quite common among most pregnant women. There aren’t any other new symptoms this week so relax and concentrate on stress free sleep schedule. This week, your nails may grow fast and become brittle. You may also face strong fetal movements, fuzzy pregnancy brain, shortness of breath etc.
Tips to Tackle
- If your nails are brittle, try eating biotin rich foods such as bananas, avocados, whole grains etc.
- To avoid insomnia, follow a strict sleep pattern. Cut unnecessary naps, read magazines and novels or listen to music till you feel sleepy.
- Leave your pets outside and practice it till the end of your pregnancy. This is to avoid the risk of tripping when your tummy grows bigger every day.
- Keep a track on your baby’s movement in the mornings and evenings. Count the movements such as kicks, rolls, flutters etc., and see if there is enough number of movements. Consult your gynecologist on how to track the baby’s activities.