Your 33th Week of Pregnancy - The Third Trimester
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Your Baby - 33 Weeks Pregnant
By now, you have all the amniotic fluid you are going to have and the amount will remain consistent until delivery. Your baby's brain continues to grow, and increase the size of his head. Your baby continues to develop fat deposits under the skin, which can alter skin color. If you're having a boy his testicles have moved from their location near the kidneys through the groin to the scrotum. If you are having a girl, her clitoris is relatively prominent. Your baby is approximately 17.5 inches long and weighs a little over four pounds now.
Your Body - 33 Weeks Pregnant
You will be gaining about a pound a week now. While mild swelling is normal, be sure to watch out for any sudden swelling (over the course of two to three days), especially in your face. If you do experience sudden swelling, be sure to contact your healthcare provider as soon as possible.
You can now probably distinguish the baby's knee from his elbow, even though the movements are smaller. You may also notice small movements that appear to be rhythmic in your uterus. This is probably caused by the baby having hiccups and isn't cause for alarm. Take this time to continue learning all you can about your labor, the birth process and your postpartum months.
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Common Pregnancy Symptoms in Week 33
Early Pregnancy Questions
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