33 Weeks Pregnant

Your Baby's Development During Week 33 of Pregnancy

Throughout the next few weeks, your baby will gain more than half of his or her birth weight. Your baby will also move less now as he or she runs out of room. By the time you are 33 weeks pregnant, your baby has probably also moved into his or her birth position and is ready to go!
 
Other fetal development that is occurring when you are 33 weeks pregnant includes the following:
 
  • Your baby is practicing breathing by inhaling amniotic fluid to exercise his or her lungs.
       
  • Some babies have full heads of hair by now; others have only a bit of fuzz.
       
  • Your baby has a normal waking and sleeping pattern. Many times, your movement throughout the day will lull him or her to sleep; while you are inactive at night, it is a chance for him or her to be awake and active.
       
  • When your baby is sleeping (which is most of the time) he or she may experience the rapid eye movement (REM) stage, which is the dreaming period of sleep.
       
  • If your baby is a boy, the testicles are descending into the scrotum.
       
  • Your baby can listen, feel, and see.
       
  • The pupils of the eye can detect light and constrict and dilate.
       
  • Your baby's lungs are almost completely matured.
       
  • Fat will continue to be deposited on your baby's body for protection and warmth.
       
  • Your baby's skin color turns from red to pink.
 
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