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33'rd Week of Pregnancy

33 week Pregnant
  • 7 more weeks to go!! Keep going!!

Changes in You
  • By this stage, you would continue gaining weight at the rate of a 0.5 to 0.6kg a week and your body will find somewhere to fix three more kilos!!You would have probably added somewhere between 11.5 to 13.5 Kilos, but that's about it. Your feet, hands, face and ankles would have become a bit swollen. There won't be many Changes in You as compared to last month. However, there may be an increase in the number of times you go to the loo!!! Try practicing pelvic floor exercises. It will help. Your back pain may increase at this point of time.You may begin to feel an increased sense of pressure in your lower abdomen and notice that your baby is gradually dropping. This is called lightening or engagement and your lungs and stomach will finally get a chance to stretch. Your breathlessness is relieved as the baby slips down into the pelvis.

Changes in Your Baby
  • Watch out for your baby's growth!! It can be seen that your baby's length is 42 cm and weight close to 2.1 Kg. Your baby has probably moved to the head-down position and may descend into your pelvis at any time in the next six weeks and begins to press into your cervix. The position prepares her for birth. The countdown begins now!!!!

Tips and Precautions
  • Organize everything for your labor time. Map out your plan of action for the big day. It's an important and necessary step that's also pretty soothing and fun. So, get a piece of paper and pen. Things to pack the bag with. If you think about it, planning all the details now can be a real saving grace.Go to your Doctor if signs of labor appear. Regular exercise and massages (Kegel Exercises) to the perineum will make the delivery and post delivery recovery easy and you may not need the episiotomy (cut given near the opening to ease the baby out in case of difficulty). Make time for a regular afternoon rest. It's a chance to practice the breathing techniques.Ensure frequent toileting and keep the area clean and dry.Going round the hospital and knowing about it is useful.Tip for common problems, for instance, nausea can be relieved by walking.

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