The 33rd week of pregnancy It is a very important stage in the growth of the baby due to its great advances in brain development and the functioning of all its senses. She is close to being born and her head circumference continues to gain centimeters in pregnancy week by week, and the baby continues to gain weight.
The pregnant mother should begin to prepare for the birth of the baby by establishing her emotional bond by talking and singing to her every day, since she can hear everything she says.
You will feel your baby's movements more clearly, especially his kicks. You may notice more intense contractions and notice that your breast is losing a little milk or colostrum.
At this point in your pregnancy, your belly will be the center of attention. By the shape of your belly, it is possible that they will tell you if your baby will be a boy or a girl and also see if it is high or low to calculate your possible due date. Have fun with all this, but avoid making comparisons, especially if there are other pregnant women around you and the contour of your belly does not resemble yours. Every pregnancy is different, even in the same woman, every pregnancy is different from the previous one. The physical constitution prior to pregnancy and the position of the baby inside the uterus determine the shape of your belly.
You may be very curious about the gender of your baby. Although gender was defined early in conception, you will be able to find out clearly on the third trimester ultrasound. If you do not want to wait any longer, there are already home tests to know the sex of the baby or you can simply take a look at the traditional Chinese table of conception.
Start withperineum massage, the area around the vagina, can prevent tears in the perineum at the time of delivery or the need for an episiotomy.
In week 33 of pregnancy, your baby weighs about 2 kilograms and is about 45 centimeters. Your nervous system continues to mature, and your brain undergoes significant cranial expansion. The most curious thing about this stage is that it has been discovered that the baby has periods of sleep and wakefulness like any newborn, since it has been observed through an ultrasound that it performs It has been discovered that from the 33rd week of pregnancy, the fetus performs about Rapid Eye Movements (REM) which can be a sign that the baby is dreaming in the womb. It is believed that for a fetus, dreaming can play a crucial role in stimulating and growing the brain.
Your five senses are already at work in the 33rd week of pregnancy. With his eyes he can already see the liquid world around him, with his tongue he can taste the amniotic fluid that he swallows, with his skin feel the touch of the sucking finger, and with his ears hear the heartbeat and the voice of his mother. It is understood that it could also smell, although this is not possible in the liquid medium in which it grows.
The baby's head circumference has increased by almost 1.25 centimeters in recent days due to the brain expansion typical of the 33rd week of gestation. The formation of the teeth (odontogenesis) is almost complete, the lungs have almost completed their maturation process, and the digestive system is almost ready (the liver continues to store iron). The skin gradually acquires a smooth and soft texture, thanks to the fact that the caseous vermix (protective whitish substance) and the subcutaneous fat continue to increase. The hair begins to lengthen.
As the baby has grown surprisingly, he has less room to move. Still, you are keenly aware of his movements because his muscle tone has improved.
Pay attention to the symptoms of pre-eclampsia, a pregnancy-specific disease characterized by increased blood pressure and manifested by sudden weight gain, headaches, or vision discomfort.
Around the 33rd week of pregnancy, some pregnant women develop carpal tunnel syndrome, an unusual inflammation of the nerves in the wrists, causing pain, tingling, and numbness in the wrists and fingers, caused by retention of liquids. To reduce discomfort at night, you should avoid pressing your hands and wrists; While during the day it is advisable to wear wristbands, or try to keep your hands straight.
The growth of the brain and the maturation of the nervous system mark the growth of the baby and, therefore, it is essential that you take maximum care of your diet at this stage.
The basis of the diet should be carbohydrates (pasta, rice, whole grains and fiber) and it is also essential to include proteins (eggs, meat and fish), limit the consumption of fats (cold cuts, sausages, hamburgers ...), take 2 to 4 pieces of fruit daily to ensure adequate intake of vitamins and minerals, increase the consumption of dairy products and derivatives, and vegetables and fruits. And drink at least 2 liters of water to maintain a correct state of hydration.
Our dreams can be the reflection of the fears, anguish and fears that we have in pregnancy. It is common to dream that you neglect your baby, that you are not able to take care of him and that you cannot hold him because you are afraid of hurting him. This means the responsibility of motherhood, everything that comes with being a mother, and the responsibility you take on by caring for and raising a baby who is so dependent on you.
Dreaming about the moment of delivery reflects the fear of the unknown, the pain of contractions and the incentive to know if everything will go well. It is also common to sound that our baby is born with some malformation, due to the desire that the baby be born healthy and without any problem. Dreaming of a new life or the sex of the baby is also common and is due to all the questions that we ask ourselves during the 9 months of pregnancy.
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