How is Your Baby Growing at 33 Weeks?
By week 33, you might be finding movement a little awkward and difficult due to the increasing size of your baby bump. Your baby is getting around 200 grams heavier each week as their bones harden.
Your baby’s nervous system is fully developed at this point and your baby is likely to have moved into the cephalic position, with their head facing downwards.
How Big is Your Baby at 33 Weeks?
At week 33, your baby is 43.7 cm (about the size of a pineapple) and weighs 1.9 kg.
What Happens at 33 Weeks?
During week 33, you might want to begin preparing your hospital bag. You’ve only got a few weeks left of pregnancy (or even less if your baby arrives prematurely). Consider all of the essentials you’ll need for a few days in the hospital.
Make sure to consume no more than 200 mg of caffeine a day at this stage in your pregnancy. This equates to around two mugs of caffeinated tea or coffee, or one can of soda. Too much caffeine can stimulate labour and may increase the risk of miscarriage.
If you are suffering from Carpal Tunnel syndrome and the pain in your wrists and fingers is unbearable, contact your GP. They can refer you to a physiotherapist who can provide wrist splints to ease your pains.
What Symptoms Will You Have at 33 Weeks?
Common symptoms at week 33 include:
- Acid reflux or heartburn
- Leg cramps
- Stretch marks