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    The eyes have it.

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    Your baby’s development

    Her eyes come into focus and she continues to gain weight

    At thirty third week of pregnancy, the major milestones are growth and maturing eyes. Other highlights this week include:
    At thirty third week of pregnancy, the major milestones are growth and maturing eyes. Other highlights this week include:
    • Your baby weighs about 2 kilograms and is about 30 cm long, or about the length of an average-sized pumpkin.
    • He/She’s gaining about 0.22 kilograms a week and may grow a full inch (2.5 cm) in length this week alone.
    • Her pupils can adjust to darkness and light, just like yours.
    • Your amniotic fluid has reached its maximum level. There’s no more room. With less fluid to cushion your baby’s kicks, they might feel a bit uncomfortable.
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    Your nutrition and health

    Keep tabs on your fruits and veggies!

    Remember it’s recommended that you get 2 ½ cups of vegetables and 2 cups of fruit every day. To pack all this produce into your day, try the following:
    Remember it’s recommended that you get 2 ½ cups of vegetables and 2 cups of fruit every day. To pack all this produce into your day, try the following:
    • Stir your favorite fresh fruit into refrigerated or frozen low-fat yogurt
    • Add orange segments to your salad
    • Add frozen green peas to your chicken soup
    • Add fruit to a milk shake or smoothie
    • When you eat out, substitute extra servings of green, leafy vegetables for potatoes or other starches
    • Top pancakes or French toast with fresh fruit instead of syrup
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    Things to think about now

    Get comfortable when you sleep.

    If you are having difficulty finding a comfortable sleeping position, try this one:
    If you are having difficulty finding a comfortable sleeping position, try this one:

    Lie on your left side with your legs and knees bent. This position helps take the pressure off the primary veins in your legs and your lower back. If you need to adjust your position overnight, try the same technique on your right side.
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    What happens next week?

    Loafing around: your baby continues to gain weight.

    Your baby is about 30 cm in length, about as long as a loaf of bread, and continues to put on significant weight.
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