The change of pregnant woman week 33

The article was consulted professionally by Bsck II Pham Thi Xuan Minh – Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Share99 Hai Phong International Health Hub.

Pregnant women who are 33 weeks pregnant often have many difficulties in their daily activities because during this week the fetal development rate is very fast, filling the womb.

1. What's so special about pregnancy at 33 weeks?

Pregnant women at 33 weeks increased by an average of 10 – 12.7kg from the beginning of pregnancy. From the 33rd week, about half of the mother's extra weight will be transmitted to the fetus.

The 33-week fetus continues to grow rapidly, the lower body bone begins to harden to support the baby's entire body. Meanwhile, the bone in the skull is still quite soft, so that it can withstand slight compression at vaginal birth. However, some details in the skull remained soft for the first few years of the baby's life, allowing the brain to develop comprehensively.

Meanwhile, the perimeter of the abdomen is getting bigger and bigger, making it difficult for pregnant women to move and move. Pregnant women at 33 weeks may experience many unpleasant symptoms, such as heartburn, insomnia, abdominal pain, venous failure, shortness of breath.

Despite this, the issue of sexual activity during pregnancy 33 is still considered safe, although sometimes pregnant women may feel un inspired and uncomfortable. To keep the "fire", in addition to sex, the husband can have intimate contact with his pregnant wife by many other measures, such as rubbing his back, massaging his legs.

33rd week fetus

The 33-week fetus continues to grow rapidly, the lower body bone begins to harden to support the baby's entire body

2. How does the 33-week pregnant woman's body change?

2.1. insomnia

Insomnia in the third trimep should appear in 75% of pregnant women. The change in hormones during pregnancy, cramps in the legs, heartburn, a large abdomen, a heavy baby pedal makes it impossible for the pregnant woman to rest in peace. It is also possible that pregnant women who are 33 weeks pregnant lose sleep due to a lot of anxiety about upcoming births or thinking about the list of things to do before and after birth.

Pregnant women at 33 weeks need to rest fully, especially before sleeping, to have a relaxed spirit, easy to fall asleep. To overcome insomnia during pregnancy, pregnantwomen can take a warm bath, or take a cup of hot milk before bed, avoid exercising or eating too close to bedtime. In addition, many pregnant women feel that reading and listening to light music help relax and easier to fall asleep.

2.2. Omega-3 supplements (DHA) recommended

Omega-3 (or DHA) is a fatty acid that is important for fetal brain development and vision. In addition, DHA also helps prevent premature labor and prevent post-birth depression. Nearly all of the baby's DHA accumulation occurs in the last tri tri month of pregnancy. Pregnant women can replenish their baby with DHA by taking fatty fish and fatty oils during their weekly meal.

As recommended by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration FDA, pregnant women should have 2 meals a week with cooked fish and shellfish, such as shrimp, tilapia, red fish, salmon, chalkfish, catfish (best of all, fish caught from the wild or organic breeding). Other DHA supplies can be mentioned, such as algae and eggs, or other dishes rich in unsaturated fats.

3. Common symptoms in pregnant women week 33

  • Strongly moving fetus

Obstetrics and gynecology can check the movement of the fetus twice a day, in the morning and in the evening. If the fetus suddenly decreases abnormal movement (less than 10 movement within 2 hours), the mother should go to the hospital for examination.

  • Intravenous ins depleted

Intravenous insular failure is a common symptom for most 33-week pregnant women. However, the condition is usually harmless, painless and will disappear after childbirth.

  • Round ligament pain

Round ligament pain occurs when the pregnant woman changes position abruptly, gets up when sitting or lying down, pains when coughing, sneezing or laughing. The throbbing pain in the abdomen, which feels like a spike, can be transient pain or last for several hours. To fix it, pregnant women can try lifting their legs and straightening them out.

  • Nail changes

Pregnancy hormones during the 33rd week of pregnancy cause the nails to grow faster, and even more brittle. If the nails are brittle, pregnant women should add biotin in the diet. Biotin is high in bananas, avocados, nuts and whole grains.

  • Shortness of breath

A large developed abdomen can cause compression to the lungs, causing shortness of breath. Standing upright on the back gives the lungs more space to perform respiratory function.

  • forgetful

Forgetful symptoms in pregnant women week 33 may be related to the sex of the baby. Research shows that pregnant women with daughters are more often forgotten than pregnant women who are about to give birth to sons.

  • Braxton Hicks contractions

Braxton Hicks contractions mostly appear in the last weeks of pregnancy, and pregnant women who have undergon a previous pregnancy will often feel more pronounced contractions, however this is not a signal of labor.

The difference is that, for a physical contraction, the pregnant woman just needs to change her position (from sitting to lying down, from lying up and walking) the symptoms of spasms will disappear, while for real labor it is not.

4. Tips for pregnant women week 33

Vitamin D

If you want your mother to absorb calcium well, vitamin D is indispensable

4.1. Learn about breastfeeding

77% of post-birth pregnant women want to breastfeed as soon as possible. As such, the mother should learn the instructions for proper breastfeeding from before the baby is born. And the 33rd week of pregnancy is the right time to do this.

4.2. Calcium and Vitamin D Supplements

Calcium is important for the mother and the fetus. However, wanting to absorb calcium well is indispensable for vitamin D.

The best source of food supplements this duo is milk. If milk leaves an unpleasant sour taste in the mouth, pregnant women can combine many other measures, such as mixing milk with smoothies, juices, soups, or can be replaced with yogurt and cheese. However, yogurt and cheese usually do not contain much vitamin D.

In addition, pregnant women can completely supplement vitamin D by sunbathing for a few minutes a day. If using soy milk, pregnant women at 33 weeks should choose a brand of milk rich in vitamin D.

4.3. Light exercise

Exercise helps the pregnant woman's body become supple, increasing muscle concentration, even preventing bone loss. However, pregnant women who are 33 weeks pregnant should do light, moderate exercises, if weight lifting should use light weights. Women should exercise heavily only when they have fully recovered from childbirth.

4.4. Lactase supplementation or lactose-free milk use

Some pregnant women are unable to produce the necessary amount of lactase to decompose lactose in milk, the consequences of which affect the digestive system, leading to abdominal obstruction, flatulence and diarrhea.

In addition, lactose sugar is easier to digest when mixed with other foods that contain high fiber. Therefore, the mother when drinking milk can be shared with whole grains, or with slices of wholemeally bread.

4.5. Reduce swelling

Pregnant women at 33 weeks often experience swelling of the legs due to intravenous insular failure. To reduce swelling, pregnant women can do it in 2 ways:

  • High height of the legs when lying asleep, helps relieve pressure on the legs, reduces swelling of the edema;
  • Exercise your feet regularly with proper exercises. Swimming is considered a very good physical activity for pregnant women, because in addition to the beneficial effects on the muscle system, immersing yourself in the water environment also helps pregnant women feel cool and prevent edema. Simple steps such as walking, changing the position when sitting for a long time also help the pregnant woman to reduce some of the swelling.

In order to have a safe and favorable pregnancy, pregnant women at 33 weeks should register for the Maternity Care Program implemented by Share99 International Health Hub with the purpose of supporting and working closely with the pregnant mother during the pregnancy process. The program includes the following service packs:

  • Maternity Care Program 2019 – 12 weeks
  • Maternity Care Program 2019 – 27 weeks
  • Maternity Care Program 2019 – 36 weeks
  • Maternity Care Program 2019 – TransferD
  • Pre-embryo transfer genetic screening service

The medical staff at Share99 are all the leading professionals and prestige in the field of obstetrics and gynecology; modern facilities system to optimally support examination and screening techniques; civilized, luxurious medical space and professional services – all these advantages have helped Share99 become a hospital highly appreciated by professionals for maternity care, being the first choice of pregnant women.

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