33 weeks pregnant

What's happening this week...

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Your baby

Your baby is now around 44cm long from head to toe and weighs around 3-4 pounds. He or she may have a full head of hair.

The calcium from your diet is helping your baby’s bones harden so keep eating healthily.


You may find the baby’s movements more uncomfortable and may be slowing down as you cope with the extra weight.

If you’ve noticed a clear or white vaginal discharge, don’t worry – this is normal during pregnancy. But, if it becomes thick or yellow, seek medical advice as it may be a sign of infection.

Swelling of your hands, feet or face can be a sign of pre-eclampsia. It affects 10 per cent of pregnancies and can be dangerous to you and your baby. If you notice any signs make sure you call your doctor or midwife.

As your skin stretches your skin may become itchy, if this is the case use a soothing moisturisers. But if it increases and is mainly on your hands, soles of your feet and tummy, it might be a sign of obstetric cholestatis, so speak to your midwife or GP.

What to think about

You can try to get your baby into the right position by a couple of movements. Try spending time on all fours as you wiggle your hips and arch your back, or you kneel on the floor across a bean bag or birth ball. Breaststroke is also thought to help open the pelvis.

If you’re expecting twins or more, you may want to think about extra help during those first few days when you come home.

As the birth draws nearer, it is time to consider childcare and the options available to you.

It’s a good idea to pack your hospital bag now. Even if you’re planning a home birth, pack one just in case!

During labour you will be offered pain relief. Make sure you know what’s available to you.

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bounty packs

Hello there. You get the bounty packs from the books you would of received in your first pack off your midwife. They are in the Emma's diary and the bounty book. If you didn't receive these books then you register to Emma's diary and download a pack from there. You take it to argos and they give it to you then. Also, have you registered with Boots baby parenting? You receive money off vouchers and a free changing bag when you buy a pack of pampers. Its pretty good because you get 10 points for every pound.

bounty packs

Hi this is my second child and yet again i havent recieved any of the bounty packs, when i asked my midwife she said that they dont do them if this is the case where do i get them from??

Bounty packs

I am nearly 33 weeks and only got a pack with info in when I registered with the midwife,ha nothing since.

Egeorgiou24 my hubby is the

Egeorgiou24 my hubby is the oposite hun im 33 weeks with our second-a boy and huge this time but he still finds me atractive (im not sure how) but he was the same as your hubby the first time round with our daughter he may just be feeling scared about becoming a dad and even more so that its a girl, or just doesnt want to hurt you or her, have you tried telling him how its making you feel x


if anyone out there is getting bad heartburn the best things are imperial mints i swear by them

This week is hell!

OMG! 33 weeks, and my heartburn is awful!! I cant eat nothing and gaviscon, rennies you name it, just doesnt work! :( Also i crave baby powder soooo bad, i find myself hunting for it if my partner hidesit up. and it drives me mad not eating it. (sounds weirdi know) but its really scaring me, doctor told me it wont do no harm but im not to sure.. i wish i could stop eating it but i cant, any ideas? Never had this with my first baby!!

hi im the same ive only

hi im the same ive only received on pack to which is the one that bounty sent me the voucher for. i was speaking to a friend and she said that i have missed out on the first and 1 which has a lot of vouchers in it im 33 weeks aswell

free bounty packs

hi i have only received 1 pack and i am 33 weeks pregnant is this correct, also fab web site found out lots of information and helpful stuff GREAT!!

Sex in late pregnancy

Hi Ladies, I am 33+ 4 pregnant with my first baby- a girl :) My husband and i have been together for 6 years and we got married 3 months ago. In early and mid pregnancy the sex was great, better than ever in fact, but now he is just not interested at all. It doesn't bother me that much because I am not exactly gagging for it! Don't get me wrong, it would be nice now and again, but i have been so tired recently i can easily go without. I'm just feeling a bit insecure now because i know he doesn't fancy me and he says that when he looks at me all he can see is our little girl. Is that weird? OK i know the bump is huge, but i'm sure most men still desire their partner even so? In fact, some desire them more! Not doing wonders for my self esteem. Anybody else experience anything similar?

3rd babygirl, n so nervous

hi i am 32 weeks pregas and on my 3rd girl, im kinda nervous even tho i have been here b4, my eldest is 7 and my 2nd is nearly 1, this pregnancy has been harder then my other 2 and i have had had really bad pains in tummy the whole way tru,been told babygirl may come early so im in a mad rush to get everything done!! im worried about the birth as i remember everything from last time as it was only a year ago, just hope all goes well and my lil girl is fine.. they say each labour is faster then the one b4..how true is this??? as my 2nd was an hour shorter then my 1st!!!