33 Weeks Pregnant

| September 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

Have you finished all the preparations necessary for the childbirth? If not, this is a great time to list down all the things you need to do before your baby’s delivery. These may include mentally preparing yourself for child birth, getting the things you might want to take to the hospital compiled and within close reach so you are able to leave for the hospital even at a short notice.

How’s the baby coming on?

Development in the baby

  • At 33 weeks pregnant, your baby’s brain is continually developing in preparation for its many responsibilities upon birth.
  • Fat is still accumulating under your baby’s skin, so that he or she will be pretty much wrinkle-free when you see him.
  • Your baby will now be weighing in at 1.8 kilograms.

Changes inside the Mommy

Amniotic fluid

You would have roughly 2 pints of amniotic fluid present within your uterus, which is the highest level of this fluid throughout your pregnancy. The amount of amniotic fluid varies in each women: some are polyhydramnios (having too much) and others may be oligohydramnios (having too little). The measurement of the amount of amniotic fluid within the uterus of a pregnant female is usually taken using ultrasound to get the Amniotic Fluid Index (AFI). Abnormal amounts of amniotic fluid could cause fetal distress and pregnancy complications, so make sure to check this with your doctor and monitor the situation.

Elbow or knees poking the belly from within

By now you should be able to see your baby’s elbow or knees protruding through your belly when he or she moves. If this bothers you, try talking to your baby gently and playing soft, soothing music. By now, your baby has already learned to recognize your voice, which is good news.

Daddy needs to?

Prepare your hospital bag

Prepare the hospital bag that you will bring once your partner goes into labor.

Some of the things to keep in the bag include:

  • A change of clothes for both of you
  • Your partner’s favorite robe
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Your favorite music (iPod or any other music player that you own)
  • Camera or camcorder (including the batteries, charger, and other necessary accessories)
  • Pairs of socks
  • A baby book (for the baby footprint in case you want to do this)
  • Reading materials (while waiting for the baby to be born)
  • Anything else you think you would like to have around on this special occasion.

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