Pregnancy week 33

Foetal development during week 33 of being pregnant - You will sometimes be able to feel a small fist or foot jammed into the side of your abdomen.

You will sometimes be able to feel a small fist or foot jammed into the side of your abdomen. Make sure your mattress is firm and supportive. Do not listen to birth horror stories, no two births are alike.

Your baby

Your baby's fingernails reach the fingertips, her skin is pink and smooth and her body looks much more rounded. There is a store of glycogen building in your baby's liver. She will draw on this reserve energy during labour and the following days whilst feeding is established.

Your baby's brain is expanding rapidly, with the hearing and speech centres are maturing to a point where she will be able to recognise your voice at birth. A baby boy will now weigh more than a girl.

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Hi I am 33 weeks and I went for my scan and doctor says my placenta is maturing very fast?
what does this mean? is my baby in danger? what usually happens if placenta maturing very fast?
by TaniaMiddleton 27th Oct 2010, 9:24am
Hi, i too am 33 weeks and keep hearing that my baby's movement should be getting less as he runs out of space, yet I'm much more aware of his movement. At times it is really uncomfortable. I'm also waking up during the night almost hourly needing the loo, yet when I gothere's almost nothing there. This is becoming very frustrating!!
by Loulou1202 12th Aug 2010, 9:04am
Hi Leeza69, I'm also 33 weeks and am experiencing similar problems to yourself - some days I'm really frequent and then I won't go for nearly a week. My midwife did advise that both is quite normal just keep an eye to ensure there is no rectal bleeding - if this occurs, speak to your midwife or doctor.
Hope this helps
by lakbub84 23rd Dec 2009, 9:28am
I am 33 weeks and suffering from diarhea quite severlly for weeks now....some days its worse than others......has anyone else experienced this? it says in the books to expect to be constipated but i am just the opposite.....
by Leeza69 30th Nov 2009, 10:20am
im 33 wks pregnant and my babies movements r very mild and not so oten some days should i be worried?
by carly2009 30th Apr 2009, 9:18am
hi y i am 33 weeks i feel really well but my baby is very low and what is mucus pl;ug
by aslamalaikum 19th Mar 2009, 9:31am
im 33wks ,after having sex i felt so tired d whole day.what can one do not 2 feel this tired next time?
by ref 16th Mar 2009, 9:20am
I'm 33 weeks now..and im having trouble finding a good sleeping afraid i might hurt my baby...
by Lezangelzz 12th Mar 2009, 9:06am
I'm almost 33 weeks now, I haven't yet packed my hospital bag. Do I have to start packing now?
by vids 10th Mar 2009, 8:49am
it is what they call "the show" i is a kind of cap that protect the baby from all the bacteries and outside hickups every day....
by CeliDa2009 2nd Mar 2009, 9:25am
what is a mucus plug?
by lenci 20th Feb 2009, 9:12am
im 32 weeks and lost my mucus plug the other day as well , this is my 4th baby so im just rolling with it and see what happens , my braxton hicks r more painful and alot of pain downstaris lol let me no how u get on
by loopysue 12th Nov 2008, 9:22am
im having a strong craving towards strange things like chalk piece, ashes, smell of mosquito coils, calcium tablets etc pls help...... i dont know whether all these will harm me or unborn baby
by Shana2004 28th Oct 2008, 9:21am
I am almost 33 weeks and I think I am losing my mucus plug. I didnt lose my plug with my first pregnancy until 36 weeks. Am I losing it too early?
by fancyface00 22nd Oct 2008, 11:04am
wk 33 and the babys movements and kicking is very mild.could my baby be having a problem?
by captain 3rd Oct 2008, 8:57am
babys hicups
by tracieokeeffe 10th Mar 2008, 9:02am