33 weeks pregnant

Upon reaching 33 weeks of pregnancy your baby has a fully functioning brain and immune system preparing for his arrival into the world. Meanwhile, you struggle to fall asleep, just at this stage you need more rest.

The third quarter is a time of intensive development for your baby’s brain. Your little one has already billions of active neurons expanding connections, gathering information and establishing memories. At this stage, your baby also optimizes their ability to accumulate omega 3 and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), an essential nutrient for brain development and vision. For your part, you can help brain development consuming enough omega 3 and DHA during pregnancy.

Omega 3 fats are found naturally in foods like seafood, but you must be careful what you consume and how to prevent excess mercury, a nutrient that should be avoided during pregnancy.

To consume DHA as part of your diet, you can include up to 12 ounces of fish per week (low in mercury, such as shrimp, canned light tuna, salmon, pollock and catfish), as recommended by the Administration Food (FDA) and drugs. To prevent parasites or bacteria in fish transmitted, be sure to cook until it reaches 145 degrees Farenheit (you may be interested Diseases: What can eat a pregnant ?: cheese, fish, dairy products and salads and Sushi in pregnancy: why not you can eat sushi and types allowed).

To allow the growth of your baby’s brain, bones in his skull remain flexible, which also helps with its passage through the birth canal. In fact, the skull bones do not complete their development until the size of your brain stabilizes upon reaching adulthood. The rest of the bones of your little self begin to harden at this stage.

Arriving at 33 weeks of pregnancy your baby will also already have a fully functioning immune system, thanks to the antibodies you receive directly from you. That is, the defense has already accumulated will allow your little one to survive and resist contaminants, viruses and bacteria at birth. Of course, the immune system requires more reinforcements and continue their development in the outside world. Your little one will also get a large dose of antibodies through breastfeeding.

Other milestones in the development of your baby to reach 33 weeks of pregnancy

Do you have trouble sleeping? Third quarter insomnia affects 75% of pregnant women, and it is easy to understand why. Part is the physical discomfort, of course, between trips to the bathroom, the difficulty in finding a comfortable position and back pain, however, insomnia is also caused by anxiety you may feel about the early birth of the baby, childbirth and your new role as a mother, also very understandable.

Your body needs rest now more than ever. If you have trouble falling asleep at night, try to take naps during the day and relieve other annoyances you sleep difficult (such as back pain, numbness and tingling in the hands, arms and legs, and those strange pregnancy symptoms ). If anxiety, nerves and stress that keep you awake, try to discuss this with your doctor and find alternative relaxation techniques, such as exercise and massage for pregnant (you may also be interested in: How to sleep well in pregnancy: common problems Tips and solutions for sleep: pillows for pregnant and correct position).

Changes in mood during pregnancy are quite common, especially during the first trimester and at this late stage, the third quarter. However, in extreme cases, you may be suffering depression in pregnancy and is an issue that you must deal with your doctor to find the best treatment for depression. For this you have many options, from medicines to psychological therapy.

It is also common to start an intensive phase of preparation for the arrival of the baby, who is also a symptom known as biological instinct preparation nest. This is an impulsive need to enlist the house and baby things. English is called “nesting” as when a bird nest begins to prepare for the arrival of her chicks.

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