Pregnancy week 33
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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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Pregnancy week 34


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