Your Pregnancy At Week 33

Weight: 1.9kg  Size: 43.7cm, Pineapple  Weeks Left: 7
In a nutshell
Your baby’s digestive system is fully working
They have developed their own self-immunity
Low blood sugar could occur
Fake labour contractions

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. 


Week 33 TODO's

  1. Don’t forget to book a pregnancy yoga class to help relieve those aches and pains.
  2. If you haven’t decided if you are going to breastfeed or not, try signing up for a prenatal breastfeeding class.
  3. Set a day this week to wash all of your baby’s clothes. This is an essential job to do before your baby arrives.
  4. Start packing your hospital bag and ticking off your checklist. It’s better to be ready early as you never know with babies.

Week 33 FAQ's

Product of the Week

Bellababy Breast Pump

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Boy & Girl Name of the Week

Gender: Male Origin: English Meaning: "Western Meadow"
Gender: Female Origin: French Meaning: "Healthy"

Recipe of the Week

Gluten Free Blondies
BABYGO Recipe of the Week
4.5 / 5
45 mins
Serves 12
9 Ingreds


  • 150g gluten-free flour
  • 1 tsp gluten-free baking powder
  • ½ tsp fine sea salt
  • 200g soya yoghurt
  • ½ a vanilla pod
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 250g light brown sugar
  • 200g vegan chocolate

Cooking Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and line a 23cm square brownie tin with greaseproof paper.
  2. Sift the flour, baking powder and sea salt into a bowl.
  3. Split the vanilla pod lengthways and scrape the seeds into a mixing bowl. Add the soya yoghurt, honey and sugar and mix well.
  4. Gently fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients Roughly chop the chocolate and fold in.
  5. Pour the batter into the tin and evenly spread over the pan with a spoon or spatula.
  6. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the blondie is firm and brown.
  7. Let the blondie cool completely in the pan.

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