33 Weeks Pregnant ─ Pregnancy Symptoms

At This Stage of Your Third Trimester You Should be Gaining 1-2 lb Per Week!

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Back Pain
74% of women experience back pain as a symptom during week 33 of pregnancy. More >>
61% of women experience fatigue as a symptom during week 33 of pregnancy. More >>
Acid Reflux
44% of women experience acid reflux as a symptom during week 33 of pregnancy. More >>

Your weight gain at this stage will be about 1-2 lb per week and will slow down in the last few weeks of pregnancy. This extra weight will cause your belly to stretch and you may notice a dark line of pigmentation down the center of your abdomen called a "linea nigra". You may also notice your belly button is starting to protrude, in some instances this can be severe and show through clothing. These changes are normal and with time, proper diet, exercise and hard work you can return to your pre-pregnancy physique.

Pregnancy 33 weeks pregnant fetus development
Week 33 baby fetus size honeydew
Fetus Size
Your baby is about the size of a honeydew during week 33.

LENGTH: 17.65 in / 44.8 cm
WEIGHT: 4.30 lb / 1950.4 g

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Fat & Muscle are continuing to build. Your baby will add about a half a pound per week until birth.

The Amniotic Fluid is being digested in the amount of about a pint a day now. The waste is stored in your babies colon and will be excreted after birth.

The Fingernails of your baby are now long enough to reach to the tip of the fingers or beyond and might need trimming once your baby is born. There is a chance your baby may scratch their face before birth.

The Skull bones aren't fused together and quite pliable. This allows them to move and slightly overlap making it easier for your baby to fit through the birth canal.

A common symptom you may be experiencing is constipation. Evaluating your diet and adding natural forms of fiber can help your digestive system work more efficiently. Consuming more fruits and vegetables is the best way to keep your bowels regular. It is recommended that you eat three servings of fruit a day, vegetables with all meals and whole grain breads. Fiber can also help to prevent excess weight gain, manages blood sugar and lowers cholesterol.

Over the next few weeks you may experience having a labor false alarm, especially if this is your first pregnancy. A false alarm can come at any time of the day or night. You may experience a sensation of building pressure or cramping in your pelvic or rectal area. This cramping may feel similar to monthly menstrual cramps. A pain in your lower back may also occur. Unless you have a high-risk pregnancy, there is no need go to the hospital if you are experiencing any of these symptoms in the later stages of pregnancy. This being said, if you feel any of these symptoms are severe, contact your doctor for reassurance.

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