Thirty Three Weeks Pregnant

Fetus in the 33rd week of pregnancy

Your baby has passed the 17 inch mark and weighs a little over 4 pounds. He is the size of a pineapple and he is losing that alien look. His bones are hardening and but his skull isn't fused together yet allowing him to be flexible to make it through the birth canal. Sometimes the pressure through the birth canal is so intense that some babies are born with a cone head appearance. Although, this is temporary and will reshape on its own.

Lots of things are starting to change as your baby starts to fill out more of your belly. During a normal pregnancy you should have now gained between 22 and 28 pounds. Sometimes you maybe loosing your balance and bumping into things. Finding that perfect position to sit, sleep and pretty much do anything else has become more difficult. But you will find your perfect happy! Some women at this stage may feel self conscious but most still feel sexy and their partners agree. If you are having a normal pregnancy then sex during the third trimester is completely safe. This may also be a topic at your next doctors appoitment. Check with your doctor or midwife just to make certain. You just have to get creative and find that comfortable positions. The up side is that, you don't have to worry about getting pregnant again!