Week 33 Pregnancy


There's probably not much room in your stomach at this stage of pregnancy because your womb and baby are taking up quite a bit of space. So you might not be able to fit big meals in. Eating energy-rich snacks will keep you going.

Week 33 Pregnancy

Your baby's development during 33 weeks of pregnancy

At 33 weeks pregnant your baby's immune system is getting stronger. When they're born in a month or so, about two-thirds of their immune system is developed. Your baby's skin is getting thicker and much less wrinkled too. They now weigh about 4lb 2oz and are around 44cm long, (although there can be a wide variation in the size and weight of pre-term babies).

You and your baby during 33 weeks of pregnancy

As a heavily pregnant mum-to-be, you need a lot of energy for a growing baby and a physically active lifestyle. But now your stomach is small (your baby has taken up much of the space it used to have), if you can't eat much, health snacks will help bridge the gap between each meal so you have a steady supply of energy during the rest of your pregnancy. Try the following energy-wise snacks to help keep you going through the day:

  • Dip fruit pieces into yogurt, or mix pieces of a variety of fruits, add some cereal, and toss together with the yogurt
  • Dip pitta bread in salsa or hummus
  • Stash small bags of dried fruits in your handbag to nibble on while you're out and about

Did you know?

Wearing a maternity bra day and night can help you feel more comfortable if your breasts are becoming heavy as they grow. Investing in a supportive bra can also help minimise them sagging in the future.

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