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Pregnancy Diary Week 33

Discover your pregnancy journey

Pregnancy Diary Week 33

 When a woman is 33 weeks pregnant she will most likely continue feeling sexy and her partner will often agree. While there may need to be some adjustments made, for most women, sex during pregnancy week 33 and all the way up until the water breaks or labour begins is fine. Of course, every woman and every pregnancy are different!


How your baby is growing

What you can expect  at this time

A beneficial food for your pregnancy nutrition


Pregnancy Diary Week 33: How Is Your Baby Growing?

During pregnancy week 33, the baby should weigh just over 4 lbs. and is over the 17-inch mark. He will rapidly lose the wrinkles and the alien look as the skeleton hardens. The bones of the skull are not yet fused together, allowing them to move in order to overlap slightly to make passage through the birth canal.

(The baby’s head can undergo such pressure during his birth that many children are born displaying an elongated head, that is cone-shaped.) These bones of the skull do not completely fuse until the child is an adult, to allowing room for growth of the brain and other tissues during his infancy as well as his childhood.

What you can expect

The stretching of the skin can cause it to become itchy, but this can usually be relieved using soothing moisturizers. If the itching increases and is located primarily on the soles of the feet, hands and tummy, it could be a sign of obstetric cholestasis, and you should talk with the midwife or GP.

As the baby takes even more room in the belly, many things will begin to change: Your former sashaying may turn into a waddle. It can become more challenging to find a position that is comfortable for sitting and sleeping comfortably can be next to impossible. Adjusting to the new size may mean you find yourself bumping into counters and chairs.

Feelings of achiness and even numbness of the hands, wrists and fingers in common. The tissues in the wrist, like other tissues in the body, can retain fluid, increasing pressure on the carpal tunnel, and causing these problems.

Nerves that are threaded through the tunnel can be pinched by the pressure, resulting in tingling, numbness, burning or shooting pain and dull aches. Splints can help to stabilize the wrist. Propping the arm with a pillow during sleep may help. If the job requires repetitive movements of the hand, such as keyboarding or working on an assembly line, be sure to stretch the hands during breaks, which need to be frequent.

Ginger For Pregnancy Nutrition

Every pregnant Mum should observe and maintain a healthy diet everyday. Pregnant women need extra nutrients for their babies, thus they need to increase their intake of foods rich in essential vitamins and minerals. Aside from the health supplements which doctors prescribe, pregnant women should take more fruit and vegetables, which normally contain high levels of nutrients that are beneficial for the baby.

Carrots are definitely one of the best foods to take during pregnancy. This vegetable is loaded with essential minerals and vitamins which offer profound benefits to the human body. Its bright orange colour signifies its beta carotene content which is considered as a vital nutrient both for the mother and the baby during pregnancy. The vegetable is an excellent source of antioxidants which are beneficial in maintaining eye health and skin clarity. For nursing mothers, carrots can help in improving the quality and quantity of mother’s milk.

Aside from its beta-carotene content, carrots are excellent sources of Vitamin B1, B6, C, K, E and D. Research shows that carrots also contain high levels of magnesium, calcium, potassium, biotin, organic sodium, phosphorus and other trace minerals. It even contains phytonutrients such as lycopenes, beta carotenes, gamma carotenes, xantophyll, lutein and zeaxanthin.

Pregnancy Diary Week 33

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