Your Body at Week 33
Am I going into active labour? Mostly like not right now. However, right up until the end of your pregnancy, your uterus will start contracting randomly in preparation for labour. These are called Braxton Hick’s Contractions. This is when your bump becomes harder and tighter than normal.
But how can you tell these are not actual contractions?
Well, Braxton Hicks are not always painful and randomly occur, unlike real labour contraction that last longer and become more regular as you move further along.
If you are concerned though, its best to contact your midwife or GP, just to make sure you are not going into active labour.
Your Baby At Week 33
How exciting, your baby has now developed their own immune system. This means they will be able to fight off infections and protect themselves once they are born.
Your baby's finger nails have now extended all the way to the tip of their fingers, however, their toenails will still need a few more weeks before they reach the end of their tiny toes.