The ultimate HerFamily guide to your pregnancy: Week 33 1 year ago

The ultimate HerFamily guide to your pregnancy: Week 33

Week 33 – you're in the 3rd Trimester! Read more about trimesters here.

This week....

Your baby

Is about 44cm from head to toe and could be the same weight as that 2kg bag of flour.

The bones continue to harden. However, the skull remains soft as it needs to be pliable for birth.  It may have already taken up the head-down, bottoms-up position in your pelvis in preparation for that moment.  Up to a litre of amniotic fluid is being swallowing, digesting, and urinated every day, and you are transferring your antibodies as the immune system begins to work.

You

Remember those mood swings you had earlier in pregnancy? Hormones, uncomfortable symptoms, and sleeping difficulties can contribute to their return.

Stay well hydrated as it helps reduce the water retention making your feet and ankles swell. Tell your midwife or doctor if severe swelling is accompanied by headaches or vision changes, as these can be signs of pre-eclampsia.