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33 weeks pregnant

by Richard Kozinski

You struggle with the most basic activities. Your belly has become really large. Remember about taking a rest. Not only you but also your child will benefit from your relaxation. Taking a rest with a newborn baby will be a challenge! Now, try to use your time as well as possible.

Your Baby

Your baby can weigh even 2 kg. If we add the amniotic fluid, it means that you have around 3 kg inside you.
The most sophisticated organ, the brain, has been still developing. The brain is acquiring those characteristic grooves and indentations, which allow for an increased amount of brain tissue.

The all bones apart from the skull have already hardened. The skull must stay flexible to make the coming through the genital duct easier. A fontanelle, colloquially soft spot, is an anatomical feature on an infant's skull comprising any of the soft membranous gaps between the incompletely formed cranial bones of a foetus or an infant.

Guidelines for Mother

It is recommended to visit your provider between the 33rd and 37th week of a pregnancy. During this visit you should be prepared that a doctor would examine your body weight, blood pressure, the size of your pelvis, traditional gynaecological examination and USG. A doctor may also advise to take the pap test.

At the moment you are exposed to anaemia. It is a decrease in number of red blood cells (RBCs) or less than the normal quantity of haemoglobin in the blood. Unfortunately, you and your baby would suffer from anaemia even after delivery.

People sometimes make comments about the size or a shape of your belly. Some of them claim that it is too little, for some of them it is too big. The best idea is not to pay attention to these words. Only gynaecologist is able to determine how big the baby is and if the size is appropriate to age.

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