WEEK BY WEEK ADVICE FOR MOMS-TO-BE

Select your stage for information you need to give your precious one the care he/she deserves. Always consult your doctor as a precautionery measure.

Pregnancy is divided into 3 stages. Select your stage for more information.

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As you approach the third trimester of pregnancy, your baby’s development is rapid and it’s common to experience aches and pains as the weight you’re carrying increases.

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You might soon begin to feel the urge to ‘nest’ and get everything ready for the new addition to your family. It can be an incredibly exciting time, but also a frustrating one if you’re like most mums who can’t wait to meet their baby. It’s also perfectly natural to feel nervous about labour.

Section gives you a week-by-week guide to the ways in which your baby’s developing inside you and helps you to prepare both emotionally and physically for labour and birth.

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3RD TRIMESTER

44 cm | 4 lb 2 oz

Week 33

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Week 33 Pregnancy

At 33 weeks your baby weighs around 4lb 2oz and measures roughly 44cm long. Their immune system is getting stronger by the day and their skin is now much thicker and less wrinkled.

There’s no doubt that being heavily pregnant can be extremely tiring. You’re not only carrying the extra weight around, but your body is working to supply your baby with energy and nutrients. You’re bound to need a lot of energy.

But with your baby taking up most of the space your stomach used to have, you may find that your appetite has reduced. If you don’t feel like eating large portions, try to graze on healthy snacks throughout the day and either side of your meals – this will ensure your baby and you are receiving a steady supply of energy.

Try these healthy, energy-filled snacks:

  • Dip pieces of fruit into yogurt
  • Add yogurt to a bowl of mixed fruit and cereal
  • Dip pitta bread in hummus or salsa
  • Take fresh fruit with you, or carry dried fruits in your handbag to snack on while you’re out and about.

Got a question about your growing baby or your changing body? Speak to our Careline team in confidence on 800 6458 6262 (UAE)/ +971 4 420 9489 (Other countries) between the hours of 9am and 6pm Saturday to Thursday.