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Week 33: More changes

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If you’ve felt warmer than usual lately, it’s not your imagination. You may experience increased skin temperature as “the bun in your oven” radiates body heat, making you hot.

Other pregnancy symptoms may have cropped up recently, too:

  • You may see more hair growing on your arms, legs, and face thanks to extra hormonal stimulation of the hair follicles.
  • Your increasing weight and size of your uterus may also cause backaches and more frequent leg cramps.
  • Watching your posture and gentle stretches can help.
  • If you’ve noticed fluid leaking from your nipples, it’s colostrum, which will nourish your baby until your breast milk becomes available.

Consider the advantages of breastfeeding

Learn about the ways in which breastfeeding protects your baby and helps his growth and development.

Chickenpox and pregnancy

About 90% of women are immune to chickenpox (or varicella), however 1 in 2,000 women may develop the disease while pregnant. Read about chickenpox and how to prevent or treat it.

Protect your baby from STDs

Untreated sexually transmitted diseases can cause risks for both you and your baby. Learn about the diseases, the risk for you and your baby and treatment.