Pregnancy Week 33

Your baby is entering his "finishing period" in week 33--find out what this means for his development. Also learn what you can do now to prepare for your new arrival including developing a parenting plan, collecting your secret parenting weapons, and buying baby clothes.

Watch Your Baby's Growth

Growing Big: Weeks 31 to 34 of Pregnancy
Growing Big: Weeks 31 to 34 of Pregnancy

Your baby now weighs about three pounds, roughly the size of a melon. Get the scoop on how much more she'll grow before she's born--and what new developments she's making right now.

Your Changing Body

You may be experiencing contractions, but you're probably not in labor yet. These are called Braxton Hicks contractions, and they're your body's way of practicing for the actual delivery.

Your Developing Baby

There's not much room for Baby to move anymore, which is actually going to be a relief for you, as you'll deal with fewer kicks and elbow jabs.

Your Pregnancy

Your baby is in the big "finishing period," and your body is gearing up for the final marathon of pregnancy--birth!

Your Week 33 To-Do List

1. Read about newborn care.

An Inside Look

Take a unique look at Baby's development inside the womb this week.

Your Pregnancy Calendar

Organize your doctor's appointments, save your ultrasound photos, and more--all in one place!

Ask Parents About Week 33

We've got answers to your questions from experts and parents who've been there.

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Everything in Pregnancy Week 33

More About Your Pregnancy in Week 33

Your Baby

Your Body

Your Self

  • Dressing Your Baby

    Shopping for baby clothes is one of the most exciting pre-baby events for many moms. Here's what you'll need for your newborn.

  • Developing a Parenting Plan

    Use the time you have alone with your partner now to discuss what kind of parents you hope to be and how you want to accomplish your pa...

  • Sanity-Saving Secret Weapons

    Don't forget to grab a few of these must-haves you'll need for baby in a few weeks.

Diet & Exercise

  • Feeding Your Baby's Brain

    Support your baby's brain growth by getting plenty of omega-3 fatty acid.

  • Food Safety

    Be especially careful with food preparation these days to prevent food-borne illness.

Q & A