23 Weeks Pregnant ─ Pregnancy Symptoms

Your 23rd Week of Pregnancy Will be Filled with Emotional Ups and Downs, and that's Ok!

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Being pregnant can have all kinds of unexpected effects. There will probably be days when you just don’t feel in control of your emotions and they get the better of you, making you cry for no reason. Or your body feel clumsy and uncoordinated and you keep walking into the furniture. Just talk to some other moms and you’ll find that these side effects are all a normal part of the pregnancy experience.

Pregnancy 23 weeks pregnant fetus development


Your Uterus is putting pressure on major veins that return blood from the lower part of your body. This may swelling of your ankles and feet.

Body Fat is being stored which helps with the development of the nervous system.

The Skin pigment is now changing to its final color.

The Feet are now kicking more frequently and with more force.
Week 23 baby fetus size grapefruit
Fetus Size
Your baby is about the size of a grapefruit during week 23.

LENGTH: 11.49 in / 29.2 cm
WEIGHT: 1.13 lb / 512.6 g

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If your emotions are all over the palace, try having a good cry, preferably on someone’s shoulder. You’ll feel a whole lot better. It’s normal to feel a bit up and down emotionally. The best way to manage is to give yourself some time out, the low points will soon pass. If you find yourself crying at a commercial yet again, try to see the funny side! Your baby will not be affected by your emotional ups and downs..

Now that your baby can hear, it is starting to develop the ability to remember too! As your baby’s nervous system develops, and especially once his sense of hearing evolves, he has the opportunity to learn and remember from experience. In later months, more sound will reach your baby as the walls of the uterus thin.

If you occasionally feel dizzy, this is common in pregnancy and not a sign that anything is wrong. As your body works hard to nourish your baby, you may find yourself feeling dizzy from time to time. It’s common to feel dizzy when you stand up suddenly. This is because getting up quickly causes the blood to rush into your legs. This reduces the supply of blood to your brain, making you feel light-headed. If this persists, talk to your doctor.

You may be surprised by the strength of feeling you have for your baby, and this maternal instinct will grow stronger each day. You’ll find that your baby occupies your thoughts a lot of the time. Being pregnant makes most women act selflessly in the best interests of their baby.

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