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33 Weeks Pregnant – What to Expect Your 33rd Week of Pregnancy

This week your baby weighs more than four and a half pounds and is still gaining weight, and your baby has reached an important milestone about now: She’s got her own immune system.

Let Heidi Murkoff author of What To Expect While You’re Expecting, Walk you through Week 33 of your pregnancy and fill you in on all the exciting developments!

It’s week 33 and as your watermelon-sized belly is likely to attest, your baby has come a long way from his poppy seed size status. He seems like a relative heavyweight at four and a half pounds, but remember, he could double that weight in the coming weeks. Happily he won’t be doubling his height. At around 17 to 19 inches long, your baby is pretty close to the length he’ll be at birth.

What’s going on in that uterine nursery? Well, your fetus is starting to react remarkably like the infant he’ll become. Sensitive to the light that penetrates through your now thinner abdominal walls, drowsy eyes drift shut to sleep when it’s dark and flicker open when it’s light. These are your dozing darling’s first lessons in learning the difference between night and day, a distinction that’s obviously important once he’s outside the womb.

Still playing a crucial role is the amniotic fluid that surrounds your floating baby. It’s around one degree warmer than your body temperature, so it serves to keep your baby toasty and warm until the big day. Until now, there was more amniotic fluid than actual baby in your womb, a ratio that created a cushion between you and your little boxer.

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But now, amniotic fluid levels have topped out and your baby’s taking up more room in the uterus. The result? There’s less elbowroom for baby and less of a cushion for mama, meaning those left hooks and karate kicks will be more uncomfortable for you.

Though your little one may be able to throw a mean jab, he’s not quite ready for a prime time bout. His body is still busy developing its independent immune system, thanks in large part to the antibodies you’re passing along through the placenta. Thanks, mom!

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Tranaya Jordan
Tranaya Jordan
1 year ago

My baby was born at this time and he was perfectly okay,

prettysister1
prettysister1
1 year ago

She **

Lorettamarie G
Lorettamarie G
1 year ago

he's beating me up!!!! help lol

Annie Pradhan
Annie Pradhan
11 months ago

My usg shows 1226g fetal weight at 31+4 wks.. Dr told overall growth z less. He recommended to hv observation for 2 weeks.. Chances of iugr. My workplace is ot. Does isofluorane interferes fetal growth?

Carole M
Carole M
11 months ago

33+3 with baby #2. The kicks being stronger is no joke. They literally hurt sometimes. 😅

Venise Richardson
Venise Richardson
11 months ago

33 weeks ! Almost ready 💕💝 can’t wait 😍

Shanon Love Food
Shanon Love Food
11 months ago

So urm my aunt is pregnant, the baby is about 5 months but the problem is that the baby is only 400 grams

Lavondre Van Eden
Lavondre Van Eden
10 months ago

33weeks pregnant today and just thought I'd checkup on baby…😉

LO & REAL ART AYSHU perera
LO & REAL ART AYSHU perera
10 months ago

I'm 33 weeks now

Latasha Rogers
Latasha Rogers
10 months ago

Anybody here pregnant during this Covid -19?

Purple Citrine
Purple Citrine
9 months ago

I'm 33 weeks tomorrow and getting increasingly nervous about birth lol

Hillary
Hillary
9 months ago

I’m 32 weeks May year 2020. So historic as the world is on hold this baby isn’t!

Amazing sweet
Amazing sweet
8 months ago

33 weeks pregnant tomorrow

Profile Deleted
Profile Deleted
8 months ago

33wks tomorrow! She was already 5 lbs 7 oz 2wks ago lol

Felicia Johnson
Felicia Johnson
8 months ago

I'm 33 weeks 🤪 7 weeks to go😊

Briana Orozco
Briana Orozco
8 months ago

33 & 3 days pregnant 😂 it feels like I been pregnant for ever.!!!

Lanell Washington
Lanell Washington
8 months ago

I'm 33 weeks due july 26 cnt wait to have my son.

Fabio R
Fabio R
8 months ago

My wife already 33 weeks today 😊😊

SUNIL KUMAR G
SUNIL KUMAR G
8 months ago

Is there any problem double loop of cord around the neck at 32 weeks of pregnancy

Jasmine St. John
Jasmine St. John
8 months ago

Me watching this only 29 weeks preggo: 👁👄👁

Riqochet Rose Tarot
Riqochet Rose Tarot
8 months ago

33 weeks today 💙

Sultana Begum
Sultana Begum
8 months ago

I will be 33 weeks tomorrow

ARIEL PHEARSON
ARIEL PHEARSON
7 months ago

4.5 pounds hahaha. Im 33 werks and my baby is the size of a 36 weeks.. 6.9lbs

Victoria Ijeoma OdoAgbo
Victoria Ijeoma OdoAgbo
7 months ago

I am 33 weeks today. I can't wait to see my Princess 😍

Martha Siagian
Martha Siagian
7 months ago

33 weeks and still a long journey feels, keep happy and busy mom..

Courtney Reese
Courtney Reese
7 months ago

33 weeks pregnant with our first! A baby girl 💕 Praying for a safe and healthy delivery for all mamas out there during this 2020 global pandemic. We can do it! WARRIORS

Alyersa
Alyersa
7 months ago

I’m 33 weeks this week and I’m getting so uncomfortable. I can barely eat but when I do I feel so full it makes me nauseous. I get dizzy a lot too and she’s pushing against my belly hard so there’s a lot of pressure. Trying to be positive and just be grateful for my miracle! I’m so ready for her to be here though lol

Shantell Randall
Shantell Randall
7 months ago

33 weeks pregnant and I can’t sleep for nothing it’s hard for me to get comfortable can’t wait til this is over waiting to meet my baby girl

Whitney Butts
Whitney Butts
7 months ago

33 weeks today. Heartburn and breathlessness is driving me nuts. It's almost over tho!🙌🏾

Pumkin Montana
Pumkin Montana
6 months ago

33 weeks today September 21 please hurry up

Lalalopcy Chin
Lalalopcy Chin
6 months ago

Had my son at 33 weeks

jarri parlor
jarri parlor
6 months ago

33 weeks come on baby t 🥰🥰

Mary Kahindi
Mary Kahindi
6 months ago

Am 33 weeks my first child and i pee alot and the baby play alot

Amber xx
Amber xx
6 months ago

33 weeks 1 day today 💓 Baby Girl due Oct 6th

tjay grant
tjay grant
6 months ago

33wks and a day when will it end am fed up 😭😭😭

JACOVERY OMNIPRESENT
JACOVERY OMNIPRESENT
6 months ago

BAby in the thumbnail looks stoned

Hanna Desiree
Hanna Desiree
5 months ago

Lol my baby girl was 2 oz away from 4 pounds at 29w 1d I can only imagine how big she is now😧

Shamakae Draughan
Shamakae Draughan
5 months ago

COVID 19 during pregnancy 🤰 smh

Rick or Shae
Rick or Shae
5 months ago

33 weeks and 3 days. I’m TIRED. I just want my prize at this point Lmaoo

Monique Jefferson
Monique Jefferson
4 months ago

I am 33 weeks today with a boy i have preeclampsia so he'll be here November 7th 2020. Original due is November 28th 2020

shylaw souls
shylaw souls
3 months ago

33 weeks and I just cant wait to push her out so I can sleep on any positions.😁

ROWM
ROWM
3 months ago

DEC 2020💚 MAN IS THIS KID ALREADY A KARATE MASTER IN MY WOMB! This is my first full term pregnancy. MY BABY MOVES SOOO MUCH. I have friends and family members w/ babies or that are also preggo and it’s almost like they never feel/ felt their baby kick their ribs, or feel as many abrupt movements. I must have a very, VERY active baby. I feel it’s strong kicks, shuffles, and hickups daily. I know all babies are different and are positioned differently too. We’re Team green, don’t know the gender but MAN this kid is like brushing my womb.. Doc says it’s all good and the baby is healthy and it’s a great sign. Has any other momma had a VERY active baby? I wanna hear from other moms!! Swear I’ve been feeling karate chops since like week 17/18. 💚💚💚 I think there’s a girl in there. Some say boys move more but again, all babies are different. Some women never even know they are pregnant which blows my mind!!

Sruthy Renoy
Sruthy Renoy
3 months ago

24-6-2020 lmp,,, 27-3-1987… plz rply me baby girl

Nokwanda Hlophe
Nokwanda Hlophe
3 months ago

33 weeks today am exhausted to the core, am always hungry and breathing is hard

Joana Mayira
Joana Mayira
1 month ago

33 weeks and 4 days 45 more days to go until I meet my little princess, 🙏🏽❤ wishing and praying for all the pregnant Mommy's a safe delivery 🙏🏽❤

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