Pregnancy Week 33
In pregnancy week 33, your baby's weight will be little more than 4 pounds and it will little more than 19 inches. Your baby's is gaining weight rapidly in this week too. The amniotic fluid in your body will also be at its highest level in the pregnancy week 33. The brain of your baby is also undergoing various developments and it is increasing in size too. That is the reason why your baby's head will also grow in size in the 33rd week of pregnancy. Your baby's skin will have more fat now and that is why it will appear more pink than red in color. Now your baby is nearing the delivery date and hence your baby is gaining more strength with each passing day.
In pregnancy week 33, your uterus is about 5 inches above your belly button. Till now you must have gained about 28 pounds of weight counting from the first day of your pregnancy. But the weight gain will not be same in all the pregnant ladies. Some of the pregnant ladies might have gained more weight than this while some might have gained less than this. This week onwards the weight gain will happen at a super fast rate. Your baby will also gain weight fast from this week onwards. With each passing week your baby will gain anything between 5 to 9 ounces of weight. You will also experience lot of excitement in you, as you know that soon your baby will be in your arms.
In pregnancy week 33, you can do one more very important thing and that is to register your name with the hospital where you want to deliver you child. This way you will save lot of time when actually you will have to go for labor. It will save you from getting worried about the paperwork right in the middle when you are having labor pains. You will also experience some or the other swelling in some of your body parts, mostly legs. In case your third semester is in the hot summer season, you will experience more swelling in the legs. To cure the swelling, your doctors will advice you to take proper bed rest.
You will also get various side effects of pregnancy in the 33rd week like, pain and numbness in the fingers and wrists. You will also get tingling feeling in the fingers and in the wrists. In case you also experience some swelling in your fingers and wrists then also no need to worry, as it is pretty common during the third semester of pregnancy. These conditions will occur without fail in those whose job requires them to use fingers and wrists more. For example a typist or a computer operator has high chances of getting these side effects of pregnancy in the 33rd week of pregnancy. In order to avoid getting these side effects, you should take frequent breaks in between your work. But in any case, these symptoms will not last for more and with the birth of your baby everything will return back to normal.