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33 Weeks Pregnant
It’s exciting to learn that at 33 weeks pregnant our little one has finally developed an immune system of her own. Antibodies have been passed on from you to her and these are going to be vital in warding off the germs and infections once she is finally in your arms.
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By the time you are 33 weeks pregnant her growth is rapid and she is adding several hundred grams in weight each week. She now weighs between 2 and 2.3 kgs and is about 44 cm tall. The little miracle growing in your stomach is now the size of a medium melon.
Your baby’s skin will start to look less wrinkly as the fat has started filling into her body. While her skull is now fully formed, the bones in it are still flexible, soft and separated to enable her passage through the birth canal.
Your changing body
With your baby bump now big enough to attract loads of attention, it is becoming difficult to not only sleep comfortably but to also find a position to comfortably sit. You may also have noticed that you are becoming increasingly clumsy. This is because your growing belly has shifted your center of gravity. At 33 Weeks pregnant it is best to slow down and take extra caution as you go about your day to avoid unwanted injuries.
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At the end of each day, you may also notice that your feet and ankles are swollen. This is a result of water retention (also known as edema) and it should be expected at this point of pregnancy. To remedy the water retention, keep yourself hydrated. The liquids and pregnancy exercises are also good for your unborn baby they will help you have a healthy pregnancy.
Tip: You may be wondering whether or not it is safe to have sex at 33 weeks pregnant on wards. You should not worry. Sex will not harm your baby. It is safe to enjoy up to the moment that your waters break, unless your healthcare provider has advised against it. Because of the body changes, you will need to listen to your body and make adjustments to continue enjoying the experience.
The hormonal fluctuations and self-consciousness about the weight gain may cause your sex drive to dwindle. This is normal. If you do not feel up to it, take a break to recharge.