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33 Weeks Pregnant
Since conception your uterus has considerably increased. The physiological anemia loses its acuity as the quantity of red blood cells starts to conform to the volume of plasma. You might have bright dreams at nights but unfortunately the need to urinate will intensify. You can possibly distinguish the baby’s knees from his elbows despite the fact that they have become infrequent and fainter. You can also feel easy rhythmical pushes as if they come from within the uterus. They are probably caused by the child’s hiccups when he has swallowed some amount of amniotic fluid and that’s not a reason to worry about. Everything is all right with the child.
Pressed in the darkness of the uterus, the baby nevertheless has managed to familiarize himself well with all types of activities common to newborns, except for crying. He sleeps a lot and, probably sees as many bright dreams as his mother. It is possible to conclude that his pupils move in a distinctive manner peculiar to a fast sleep. After waking up he starts listening to sounds as well as to his own sensations. He might probably see some kind of shadows, but the main thing is obviously he studies something; billions of neurons in his brain now working out trillions and trillions of new connections. Meanwhile external activity of the child can quite be shown by pair strong pushes.
The baby has turned his head down and is preparing for birth. Your doctor or midwife will tell you about the baby’s position in relation to the birth canal. If the birth happens now, the baby could breathe independently but he will need a warm box. The level of surfactant is increasing; the lungs are more evolved, therefore the baby has more chance for survival.
Baby length and weight
Length from crown to sacrum - approximately 16.54 inches.
Weight - approximately 64 ounces.