As the delivery day is quickly approaching, you may start feeling some false contractions, called Braxton Hicks. You might experience a tightening of your abdomen and then relaxing. Braxton Hicks contraction is of help in preparing your body for final labor.
The false contraction disappears by itself. You can browse through the pregnancy calendar for the 33rd week to know what changes your body undergoes at this stage. You can indulge in mild form of exercises like pelvic floor exercises or yoga.
As far as your unborn baby is concerned, its senses continue to develop. The baby can listen to your voice clearly and you can talk or sing to her. He/she is encompassed by different sounds and can even hear the sound of your stomach growling and the lungs breathing. Not only this, the baby will also be able to hear your heart beat. The baby’s skin color changes from red to pink and the baby starts to store iron in the liver and gets ready for outside life.
This week your baby stretches to around 12 inches (crown to rump) and weighs in at about four pounds, eight ounces.
You might experience fluid retention, frequent urination, heartburn and acidity due to the bulging belly and falling to sleep problems. Pregnancy symptoms can include exhaustion and lower back ache etc. If you experience any signs of labor you must consult your health care professional immediately. You will find the pregnancy week by week information offered at the pregnancy sites very useful to follow especially with regard to diet and lifestyle changes.
Around this time you can also think in terms of shopping for the baby items like carrier, crib, breast pump etc. You should also continue to take a healthy diet for delivering a healthy baby.