The Soft Spots
Your baby’s skull bones will now overlap and compress into a bullet-like shape that eventually helps your baby to pass through the birth canal.
Huff And Puff!
As your uterus continues to expand and exert pressure on your internal organs, it’s quite normal for you to pant and feel shortness of breath with light activities.
At week 33, you’re in the eighth month.
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 an immune system, which is a step closer to leading 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 passage through the tiny birth canal during delivery.
Baby’s Length: 43.7 cm
Baby’s Weight: 1.9 Kg
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 pressing the cervix.
If you are a second-time mom, you can expect it a week before labor.
During the 33rd week of pregnancy, you might experience increased discomfort while sitting or sleeping, which is quite common among most pregnant women.
Like the rest of your body, your wrist tissues will also retain fluid and exert pressure on the bony canals of your wrist - carpal tunnel - resulting in wrist pain.
There aren’t any other new symptoms this week so relax and concentrate on a stress-free sleep schedule.
This is a preconception phase and you need to take better care of yourself to ensure a smooth pregnancy. Therefore, you should: