Pregnancy calendar - Week 33

How big?

Length± 41 cm
Weight± 2000 grams
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If your baby is born now, he has to go into the coeveuse for a while, because he will not be able to keep himself well at the right temperature. His lungs are now almost ripe. Your baby is already pretty strong and now makes about 500 movements a day.
With 28 to 34 weeks, the baby usually lies down with his head. His legs and buttocks are then in the largest part of the uterus (upper part). The pressure on the diaphragm decreases and you may feel that the fetus is sinking deeper into the pelvis.
In 4 to 6% of all individual pregnancies, the child remains with his legs down (breech presentation) or transverse (transverse position).


Your baby now gets less and less room so that turning becomes increasingly difficult. You probably get more in proportion now, because your baby makes a growth spurt in weight, about 230 grams per week. Give yourself sufficient rest because your hormones cause your pelvic muscles to relax. This is necessary in order for your child to be born later.

Hard bellies

Your uterus regularly contracts during your pregnancy. From the fourth to fifth month, these exercise contractions increase. This is very normal: your uterine muscles also have to train for the big work later on. Your belly then feels like a hard ball. A 'hard belly' can occur if you suddenly get up, bend or tilt, but also if you have been busy. Also a full bladder or an orgasm can stimulate the uterus enough to contract. Sometimes a 'hard belly' can be a bit painful, but usually you notice very little of it.


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