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Week 33 of Pregnancy

FACTS:

Your baby is now perfectly formed and in proportion, all it needs to do from this time onwards is gain weight.

By now it is likely to have adopted the usual head-down position, known as vertex or cephalic, in preparation for birth. Prods and kick will be more pronounced and may even hurt.

Your bladder may also be squashed so you will probably need to wee more often. If its head is pressed on your bladder, you may find yourself leaking urine when you laugh or sneeze.

TIPS:

Because of the position of the baby in the womb, your stomach may be restricted and it may be necessary to eat smaller meals more regularly. Eat liquid foods such as smoothies and soups. For more ideas click here

If you haven’t already, book some reflexology sessions. It will stimulate your natural hormone production and prepare you for labour as well as grounding all those thoughts, apprehensions and energy at the end of a day.

Incontinence is common. Most women experience it but may be reluctant to tell you more. For some women it can last as long as a year after the birth. Doing pelvic floor exercises can begin to control the leakage. Don’t delay.

Listen to your body. If you are really worried call your doctor, no matter how trivial your concern may seem.





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