At this point, the skin of your baby will be a bit saggy and it will have a pinkish-red hue thanks to the developing veins and arteries that are present under your skin. Not only the skin, but the little arms and legs of the baby are packing more. You could possibly some of their movements poking on your belly skin! Along with all those good things, we bring you more good news. The baby’s placenta is now capable of transferring oxygen and nutrients along with removing waste products.
Baby Weight Gain
At this point, your baby is now 11 inches long and is over 1 pound heavy. This week, there will be rapid growth in your baby. So you could expect your weight and the baby to get heavy. According to experts, your baby should double their weight over the next 4 weeks alone. You will be feeling this week too!
How Many Months Are 23 Weeks Pregnant?
If you are 23 Weeks In Pregnancy, this means that you are in the 6th month of your pregnancy. This also means that there are only 3 months left to go for the baby to come out of that belly and be with you and your family!
You Could Hear The Heartbeat Of Your Baby Through A Stethoscope
You could hear the heartbeat of the baby through a Doppler at this point, however, there is a possibility that you could hear the heartbeat of your baby through a stethoscope. Some parents call this moment one of the most precious!
Here Are Some Of The Most Common Symptoms That You Will Be Feeling At Week 23
As weeks pass by, your symptoms will change and there is a possibility that you might be experiencing more:
- Fetal activity
- Increased appetite
- Excess gas
- Bleeding gums
- Tingling sensations in hands
- Better smell
- Mood swings
Here Are Some Tips You Want To Follow For This Week
Here are some things that you want to do this week so you can keep yourself healthy and in good condition:
- Get at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep
- Get naps when anxious
- Ask about maternity leave
- Drink water
- Avoid UTIs
- Try organic
- Do not miss your doctors’ appointment
When To Call Your Doctor Or Emergency Services?
You want to keep in mind that unfortunate things could happen during pregnancy and the best thing you can do is get professional help as fast as you can to avoid any bad things from happening during Your Baby Week By Week.
If you are feeling tightness in your chest, dizziness, pain in the left arm along jaw and neck pain, you want to call the authorities as these may be signs of a heart attack.
Also, if you feel:
- Pain in your stomach
- Severe cramps
- Vaginal discharge that is bloody
- Extremely smelly vaginal discharge
You want to call your doctor and ask for further instructions.
For a complete list of the things to watch out for during this week’s Baby And Pregnancy, you want to call your doctor and ask for a complete list of risks and precautions to take for this week as each pregnancy case is different from the others.