33 Weeks of Pregnancy

The 33 weeks of pregnancy, which is equivalent to 8 months of pregnancy, is marked by the most intense movements of the baby, who in turn is already quite developed. Kicks and kicks can occur at any time of day and can even make it difficult for the mother to sleep.

During this period, the baby is expected to have turned upside down, the ideal position for normal delivery. But if your baby is still sitting, there are some exercises that are safe and recommended to do to help.

If you want to know what these exercises are and the other events and symptoms of the 33rd gestational week, just follow this post. We have separated the main information you need to know about this period to ensure health and well-being for you and your baby. Check out!

Symptoms at 33 weeks of pregnancy

With 33 gestational weeks, the mother is getting closer and closer to the end of her pregnancy and with that the gestational symptoms tend to become more intense and constant. Following medical guidelines and especially keeping prenatal appointments up to date is essential to prevent symptoms from being so uncomfortable and worrying.

Check below for the main symptoms of the 33rd week of pregnancy:

Increased weight gain

If before you were used to gaining 500 grams per week, in this gestational stage, this weight gain may intensify. That’s why it is extremely important that you follow a healthy and balanced diet so that this index does not increase much more than expected and, therefore, harm your health or that of your baby.

Oh, and one more note: a baby’s weight is not necessarily related to your weight and/or the size of your belly. For example, if you gained more than 10 pounds during pregnancy, it does not indicate that your baby will weigh more.

Back pains

As the baby develops, the tendency is for back pain to increase. So what we can tell you is that this is a symptom that tends to accompany you until the end of your pregnancy. To keep it from being too uncomfortable, try to stay as rested as possible by taking short breaks throughout the day and maintaining a regular night’s sleep.

leg pain

Your legs may also ache due to the weight your belly makes, along with fluid retention. To alleviate these symptoms, keep your legs elevated whenever possible, wear comfortable shoes, take light walks daily, and follow your doctor’s other directions.

Discomfort during meals

At 33 weeks of pregnancy, your uterus is already large enough to put pressure on your ribs and cause discomfort during meals. With this it is likely that you will have a change in your appetite, but remember that proper nutrition is essential to provide the fetus with essential nutrients for its growth and development.

Appearance of mild colic

During this period, it is common for the pregnant woman to present mild colic throughout the day. If this is your case, it is recommended that you choose to breathe deeply, releasing air through your mouth, in addition to taking light walks (if the doctor authorizes you).

Therefore, if the symptom persists or is very intense, be sure to go to an emergency room so that you can be consulted and assess the possibility of premature birth or any other complications in your pregnancy.

liquid retention

Fluid retention is another common symptom in the 33 gestational weeks, which ends up causing swelling in the hands, legs and feet. To prevent this symptom from appearing, you must hydrate yourself correctly every day. However, if retention occurs in excess, consult a doctor so that he can find out if you are experiencing a condition called pre-eclampsia , which is characterized by increased pressure in pregnant women that can affect even women who have never had problems with pressure before.

frequent urination

This is a symptom that accompanies you during almost every gestational period and the fact is that it will continue to persist throughout the 33 weeks of pregnancy due to the pressure that the uterus makes on the bladder, reducing its reservoir. Therefore, make it a habit to go to the bathroom from time to time, do not consume excessively liquids during the night and, if possible, avoid frequenting places that do not give you easy access to a toilet.

Changes in pregnant women at 33 weeks of pregnancy

The main changes in the mother at 33 weeks of gestation are related to her weight and the increase in gestational symptoms. So that these inconveniences are not so great, it is essential that the mother:

  • Take care of your diet, maintaining a healthy and balanced eating plan;
  • Hydrate yourself correctly every day, drinking at least 2 liters of water;
  • Get plenty of rest, taking short breaks during the day and prioritizing a regular night’s sleep;
  • Perform prenatal care strictly, following the dates of appointments stipulated by the doctor.

Development of the fetus at 33 weeks of pregnancy

At 33 weeks of pregnancy, the development of the fetus is almost complete. And one of the aspects that stand out the most is his hearing: he is already able to distinguish the mother’s voice very clearly and even calms down when he hears it. In addition, he is already well used to the sound of his mother’s heart, digestion and voice and whenever he hears a different sound, he is startled and may even jump with unfamiliar bass sounds.

See other important events that mark the 33rd gestational week:

  • You can already see the movements of the little fingers or toes during ultrasounds;
  • The baby’s bones are getting stronger, although the bones in the head have not yet fused together;
  • Digestive enzymes are already present allowing the baby to be able to digest milk at birth;
  • The amount of amniotic fluid has reached its limit;
  • The baby is likely to turn upside down during this week. But if that doesn’t happen, just follow our tips below;
  • And if you’re pregnant with twins, it’s very likely that the date of delivery is very close because in that case most babies are born before 37 weeks.

What is the size of the fetus at 33 weeks of pregnancy?

The baby in the 33rd gestational week measures approximately 43.7 centimeters, which is equivalent to the size of a cantaloupe melon, and its estimated weight is 1,918 kilos.

33 weeks of gestation equals how many months?

With 33 gestational weeks, the pregnant woman is in the middle of the 8th month of pregnancy, that is, the countdown to childbirth is getting smaller and with that the mother’s care needs to intensify each day more.

What are some exercises to help your baby turn upside down?

As stated above, it is expected that at this stage of pregnancy the baby is already turned upside down. So if it hasn’t happened yet, don’t despair! You can do some daily exercises to help your baby reach the ideal position by the 37th week of pregnancy. see below what they are:

  • Exercise 1: Place a mattress or pillow on the floor and, in a four-handed position, lower your head and raise your buttocks, leaving only your head and arms flat on the floor. Ideally, you should remain in this position for a period of 10 minutes and repeat this movement 3-4 times daily.
  • Exercise 2: Place a pillow on the floor next to your bed or sofa, then have your knees bent over the bed or sofa, leaning forward until you reach the floor with your hands. Once that’s done, rest your head on your arms, which should be on top of the pillow, keeping your knees firm for approximately 10 minutes.
  • Exercise 3: Lie on the floor or mat with your legs bent and then lift your hips as far as you can. If you feel it is necessary, place a pillow under your back to help keep your hips elevated. Stay in this position for about 5 to 10 minutes and repeat the movement 3 times a day.

Well, we hope that you have understood what the main symptoms, events and actions of the 33 weeks of pregnancy are. if you have any questions regarding this matter, be sure to comment on this post that we clarify.

Oh, never forget that all the content presented here is for information purposes and does not dispense with prenatal care. Quite the opposite: we at PregDream always encourage you to go to the doctor to ensure that everything goes well with your pregnancy and that your baby will arrive in the world in great health. Therefore, go to the doctor and follow all the recommendations given by him.

And if you want to know the main information about the next gestational weeks, just keep following our blog . In the next few days we will release posts referring to 34 to 40 weeks of pregnancy and we are waiting for you here. To the next!

Dr. Tabriella Perivolaris, MD1
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Dr. Tabriella Perivolaris, Sara's mother and fan of fashion, beauty, motherhood, among others, about the female universe. Since 2018 she has been working as a copywriter, always bringing to her articles a little of her experience and experience as a mother and woman.

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