Pregnancy week 33
(Sparx Media)
How's the foetus during week 33?

As big as a sweet melon

Your baby is about 43.7cm in length from crown to heel and weighs about 1,9kg.

Your baby's skin colour has become paler due to increased fat accumulation.
Her head has grown in proportion to rapid brain growth.
Fat continues to be deposited under the skin. This will help your baby to regulate his or her body temperature after birth.

What's with my body: Puffy, swollen and suffering with heartburn, possibly

You may be suffering from heartburn again because of the uterus pressing up against your insides.
Your feet and ankles may be swollen due to water retention (oedema).
If you suddenly feel swollen or puffy in your hands or face, experience severe headaches, abdominal pain and nausea or vomiting, call your doctor immediately. You may be suffering from pre-eclampsia. 

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