Week 33

Week 33

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Development of a 33-week-old fetus

A change in the mother's body at 33 weeks of pregnancy

Doctor's advice about 33 week pregnancy

Maternal and fetal health at 33 weeks

Development of a 33-week-old fetus

33 week fetus develop like?

This baby is about the size of a durian fruit with a length of about 43 cm from head to heel and weighs more than 1.8 kg.

During the final weeks of life, billions of neurons developing in your baby's brain will help your baby learn about the environment in the womb: the 33-week-old fetus can hear, feel and even see. see somewhat. Your baby's eyes can detect light and pupils can contract and dilate in response to light. Like a growing infant, he sleeps for most of this time and even goes through a phase of fast-moving eyes sleep. This is the stage of sleep in which dreams most often occur.

Your baby's lungs are almost completely mature. Fat will continue to accumulate in the baby's body to protect and keep him warm. The fetus at 33 weeks of age will gain weight in the last few weeks before giving birth.

 

A change in the mother's body at 33 weeks of pregnancy

33 weeks pregnant, how does the mother's body change?

By the 33rd week, the fetus becomes bigger and fills the mother's belly, making it difficult for her to live every day. You may find yourself feeling burdened from finding a suitable seat to sleeping becomes a big challenge.

You can feel some pain and numbness in your fingers, wrists and hands. Like many other tissues in your body, the tissues in your mother's wrists can hold water and increase the pressure in your carpal tunnel.

Nerves running through the carpal tunnel may become pinched and create a feeling of numbness, tingling, burning pain, or dull pain. Try wearing a brace that fixes her wrist or supports her arm with a pillow while she sleeps. If a mother's job requires repetitive hand movements (for example, working on a keyboard or on an assembly line), be sure to stretch her hands when she takes frequent breaks.

What are the things you need to pay attention to?

If you hear some other women sharing that they leak milk from their breasts in the ninth month and you don't have it, don't worry. Milk will not be produced until the baby is ready to feed. Leaked milk is colostrum : a yellow liquid and a precursor to breast milk. Some women experience this and some don't, but in the end they can still produce breast milk.

Doctor's advice about 33 week pregnancy

What should mom discuss with the doctor?

When the fetus is 33 weeks old, if the mother wants to take sleeping pills , she needs to consult a doctor first. Currently, there are not any sleeping pills that are completely safe for pregnant women. Your doctor can help weigh the risks and benefits of taking medications and discuss alternative solutions to the problem of insomnia during pregnancy .

What tests do you need to know?

The 33-week-old fetus, at this stage, will spend more time in the doctor's office than ever before. These exams will be more interesting: the doctor will estimate the size of the fetus by week  and even predict the time when the mother is about to give birth. Depending on the specific needs of the mother and the doctor's examination, the mother will be performed how to examine:

Measure your weight (usually the mother will slow down or stop at this stage)

Blood pressure measurement (may be slightly higher in mid-pregnancy)

Measure sugar and protein in the urine

Swollen hands and feet, varicose veins of the legs

Check your mother's uterus (cervix) by examining the inside of your door to see if the uterus is thinning and starting to dilate.

Measure the height of the bottom of the uterus

Measure the heart rate of the fetus

Measure the size of the fetus (approximate estimate), direction of birth (head or buttocks front), position (face or face up) by palpation

Ask questions and concerns you would like to discuss, especially those related to labor and delivery, including frequency and duration of Braxton Hicks uterine contractions and symptoms. Another mother has experienced, especially the unusual symptoms.

Maternal and fetal health at 33 weeks

What do you need to know to ensure safety during pregnancy?

If you are concerned that exposure to insect repellent during pregnancy will affect the fetal development , know that it is safe to use as recommended. Most repellents are considered safe during pregnancy, but remember to read the label carefully before using it.

Also, you need to be careful if you want to eat soft cheeses in your 33rd week of pregnancy. If cheese is made from pasteurized milk, it's fine. But some cheeses are made from unpasteurized raw milk and are not safe to eat or drink while pregnant.

 

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