Now that you’re 33 weeks pregnant, you may be curious about what symptoms you can expect to experience. As your due date draws nearer, you’re likely to be paying extra attention to how your body is feeling. Keep reading to hear advice from a Flo expert about the changes to look out for, as well as what your baby is up to this week inside your growing tummy.
Your baby at 33 weeks pregnant
Baby has a fully developed brain
This week marks a major milestone: Your baby’s brain and nervous system are now fully developed. However, they still need some time to mature, as right now some of their reflexes and limb movements won’t be fully coordinated.
Baby can detect light
At 33 weeks, your baby can now detect light, and their pupils will change size depending on the brightness. Within a couple of weeks after birth, they will be able to see light and dark ranges and patterns.
How big is a baby at 33 weeks?
Length (crown to heel): 44 cm or 17.3 in.
Weight: 2.2 kg or 4.8 lb.
Size: Equivalent to a pineapple
All measurements are approximate and vary within the normal range.