33 Weeks Pregnancy

Welcome to the world of 33 weeks pregnant! We wrote down everything from 33 weeks of baby development to how you should be fed, from what to watch out for at 33 weeks of pregnancy, to the changes that occur in your body. Let’s see what awaits you in the 33rd week of pregnancy.

33 Weeks Pregnancy and Baby Development

33 Weeks Baby Weight and Height

Your baby is gaining weight almost as fast as you are these days! How much should a 33-week-old baby weigh? You can see information such as how tall it should be, from the table below.

33 weeks baby development
33 weeks baby weight2000 g
33 weeks baby size43 cm
  • At 33 weeks of pregnancy, baby weight increases by an average of 225 grams compared to the previous week. By the big day, your baby can almost double his weight.
  • The amniotic fluid level is at its peak. You may be more uncomfortable with your baby’s poking and kicking as there is no space to take fluids. Because now the amount of fluid to cushion the bumps is less and the baby is bigger.
  • Your baby’s immune system continues to develop and antibodies are passed from you to him. These antibodies will come in handy, protecting him from most of the germs in the playground.
  • His lungs are also almost fully developed. Babies born at 33 weeks have a high chance of survival.

How Many Months Is 33 Weeks Pregnancy?

The 33rd week of pregnancy is approximately included in the 8th month. So you are in the third trimester of your pregnancy.

Baby Movements at 33 Weeks Pregnancy

  • The periods when the baby is active and resting are now more evident.
  • Some babies have more time to be active, while some babies spend more time to rest. A decrease in baby movements at 33 weeks, when there is no serious slowdown or stop, is normal.
  • If you are worried, you can share with your doctor the last time your baby felt movement, the time between two movements, how many times you felt movement in 1 hour.

33 Weeks Baby Ultrasound Image

Let’s make a little warning. The 33-week pregnancy ultrasound images you have taken do not have to be exactly the same as here. This does not mean that there is a problem with your baby.

33 Weeks Baby Images

Changes in the Mother at 33 Weeks of Pregnancy

  • This week, the distance of the uterus to its apex is approximately 33 cm when measured from the pubic symphysis, and around 13 cm when measured from the navel.
  • You continue to gain weight as your pregnancy progresses. In fact, you’re gaining weight faster these days than at any other time in your pregnancy. But most of that weight goes to her baby. When the 33-week gestational weight is added to the previous period, there is a total increase of 9 to 13 kg.
  • Since the rapidly growing baby does not leave much room in your stomach, heartburn may be more of a problem during this period. You may find that eating several small meals a day instead of three large meals gives you relief.

33 Weeks Pregnancy Image

Things to Consider at 33 Weeks of Pregnancy

Pain at 33 Weeks Pregnancy

At 33 weeks of pregnancy, you may encounter the condition of opening the uterus . Opening can begin hours, days, or weeks before the onset of labor pains. The cervix may not open at all before labor. This process is different for every woman.

  • During the opening, you may feel a severe and stabbing pain in the vagina. But having pain at 33 weeks of pregnancy does not necessarily mean that labor has begun. It’s not harmful to you or your baby.
  • Vaginal pain in late pregnancy is usually nothing to worry about, but if it causes too much discomfort, it’s a good idea to let your doctor know.
  • It’s also natural to feel uterine contractions at 33 weeks pregnant . If you feel both cramping and your uterus contracting and hardening, pay attention to how often it happens. True labor comes at intervals of 5 minutes and recurs at regular intervals.

Groin Pain at 33 Weeks Pregnancy

  • Some pregnant women may have pubic pain. This is not a pain specific to the 33rd week of pregnancy. It can occur at different stages of pregnancy.
  • It is a common pregnancy complaint. It may be a mild or sharp pain, or it may feel like pain or bruising.
  • Pain is caused by softening or loosening of tissues and joints. The cartilage that connects the two pubic bones in the middle of the pelvis causes you to feel intense pain in your pubic bone when you walk.
  • While this pain is more severe in some women, some only feel it in the last period. Pubic pain should go away a few weeks after birth. It may be necessary to wear compression stockings to relieve pubic bone pain. Taking a warm bath can also help. You can also relax with one hot and one cold application.
  • Pubic bone pain can very rarely be caused by joint inflammation. In this case, the pain is continuous and gradually worsens, causing fever. If these signs and symptoms occur, you should contact your doctor immediately.

Bleeding at 33 Weeks Pregnancy

Vaginal bleeding in the last trimester may be a sign of a problem with the placenta. During the rupture of the placenta, it begins to separate from the inner wall of the uterus. This can be heavy or moderate bleeding.

In case of unexpected bleeding, it would be best to inform your doctor.

Decreased Water at 33 Weeks of Pregnancy:

  • Generally, in the last period of the third trimester, the amount of amniotic fluid surrounding and protecting the baby may be insufficient. Often times, this is simply due to fluid leaking out or puncturing the amniotic sac.
  • Rarely, low amniotic fluid level may also suggest a problem such as fetal growth retardation, kidney or urinary tract disease.
  • If there is a decrease in your water, you cannot understand it by itself, it is detected on ultrasound. If such a diagnosis is made, you need to rest and the amount of amniotic fluid is closely monitored. Your doctor may want to intervene if it goes down to a level that threatens your baby.

Early Detachment of the Placenta at 33 Weeks of Pregnancy: Detachment!

  • It is the separation of the placenta from the uterine wall early during pregnancy, not after delivery.
  • If the separation is mild, there is usually not much danger to the mother or baby if prompt treatment and necessary precautions are taken.
  • However, if the separation is serious, the risk for the baby may be high. This is because the complete separation of the placenta from the uterine wall means that the baby will not be able to get oxygen and nutrients.
  • Premature separation of the placenta is usually seen in the second half of pregnancy, most often in the third trimester. That’s why you should call your doctor right away if you experience bleeding along with abdominal pain in the second half of pregnancy.

Sex at 33 Weeks Pregnancy

You may be confused about whether to have sexual intercourse in the 33rd week of pregnancy, you may wonder whether sex is safe in the last weeks of pregnancy and whether it triggers labor pains.

With research on this subject, what is generally thought is that neither sexual intercourse nor orgasm will trigger labor unless the conditions for birth are ripe. Based on the information at hand, most doctors allow sexual intercourse until the last moment for patients with normal and uneventful pregnancies.

Most of the couples can continue their sexual lives until the last day without any problems. Of course, those whose libido is not in place when they are 8 months pregnant! Because as the birth approaches, many women focus only on the birth and the moment of reunion with their baby. In addition to many emotions such as excitement, anxiety, worry and impatience, as the third trimester complaints increase, they may not find time to think about their sexual life.

Nutrition at 33 Weeks Pregnancy

  • As someone who has completed 33 weeks of pregnancy, you should now be eating a diet with high nutritional value.
  • Don’t try to cut back or skip meals as your weight increases. It is important that you get enough calories from healthy and quality food groups. From pastries such as sweets, pies, cakes; Stay away from pasta and white rice. Healthy, nutritious, quality foods do not add weight to you; returns to the baby as development.
  • Fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy products, whole grain products and protein foods contribute to the healthy development of the baby.
  • You should stay away from packaged foods that contain additives, are high in fat and sugar, are not in season, and are made by frying.
  • You should be especially careful not to eat out and not to consume ready-made food.
  • You should stay away from canned fruit juices and acidic drinks, and consume tea and coffee in moderation.
  • To protect yourself from pesticides, you should be careful not to eat vegetables and fruits with their skins and to disinfect them with vinegar water before consumption.

Oatmeal Cookies: How about a Healthy and Enjoyable Snack?

When you want something sweet, you can make yourself an oatmeal cookie without using any flour or sugar.

2 eggs
1 glass of water Milk
1 cup of yogurt
4 cups oatmeal
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons of molasses or honey
1 apple
1 banana
3-4 dried apricots, dried figs, raisins, walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts
Ginger grated on request
Beat the eggs, add the milk and yogurt and mix.
Mix all the other ingredients and pull from the rondo according to the consistency you want.
Mix the dry mixture with the egg mixture and add the oatmeal.
If you add less oats, the consistency will be very runny. That’s why you shouldn’t overdo it. 3-4 cups will suffice.
Lay greaseproof paper on the baking tray and measure the resulting mixture with a tablespoon and leave it in pieces on the greaseproof paper.

A wonderful taste awaits you. Bon Appetit!

The Beautiful Side of the Change in Your Body!

We have said a lot about the changes in your body. But from the outside, it’s not what kind of problems you’re having; It looks like how much your baby has grown. You can take pictures of this image so that you don’t miss it and compare it with the new changes that will take place until the birth. These are the first photos of your baby too, don’t forget.

How to Prepare for Birth?

You can attend birth preparation training to get rid of your worries as the birth is approaching. These trainings will be useful for the father of the baby to be included in the excitement of birth.

We Have a Suggestion: Decorate Your Birth Room!

Since we talked about the birth of your baby, then we can talk about your birth room. If you are interested in the rooms that are prepared for the birth by being decorated in various ways such as door decorations and mother’s crown, you should not miss decorating your birth room.

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