You are at the halfway of your journey! You are 23 weeks pregnant. Your little one has developed a lot. Your baby is your sunshine. He’s the one who will complete you and is a part of you. You’ll very soon get an opportunity to meet your little one. Have patience and keep waiting!
Your skin is glowing and your hair is shinning. You have a visible bump by now and so you can pinch yourself to believe the truth that you are pregnant darling!
Watch the comprehensive video on the 23-weeks pregnancy!
23 Weeks Pregnant
- Length: 28.9 centimeter
- Weight: 501 grams
- His eyes are formed but they lack pigmentation. The hearing senses are developing so he is trying to recognize your voice.
Symptoms – 23 weeks pregnant
You may have noticed that your hands and legs have swollen by now. Don’t think too much about it as all it is temporary and you will soon have normal hands and feet after your baby’s delivery.
This is strange as you won’t believe that pregnancy can affect your mouth. But actually, they do. Your gums get swollen and finally bleed as the blood supply increases in the mouth. You should have a visit to the dentist, once in six months. Also, you should avoid x-rays as they use ultrasonic rays which can turn fatal for your little one!
By now you would be used to such pains as it is quite normal that you’ll have backaches when your body weight increases.
You may feel that your belly is becoming tight and muscles are flexing. Such things happen to prepare your body for delivery. Drink as much water as you can and try to turn in order to stay in comfortable positions.
What is Pregnancy Gingivitis?
Around half of the pregnant females suffer from swollen gums which turn red and may bleed upon brushing. This condition is called pregnancy gingivitis. It is caused due to an increase in the level of the hormone that increases the level of blood flow to gum tissue and causes your gums to be more sensitive, irritable and swollen. Pregnancy gingivitis isn’t harmful to your baby if you maintain proper oral hygiene and pay attention to what your dentist says. Usually, antibiotics are prescribed to treat gingivitis and it takes around 2 weeks to heal.
23 weeks pregnant belly
By week 23 you would have gained around 5-6 kilograms and your pregnant belly measures 21-25 centimeters from the pubic bone. By now you can completely sense how your baby is fluttering in your womb. It’s an amazing moment! You can completely sense when he is sleeping. You will miss his wiggles when he is sleeping. When he is in active mode, he won’t be less than any marvel’s avenger!
Ultrasound – 23 weeks pregnant
- Your little one is completely formed and just need some fat to get properly developed. The source of entertainment for the baby is your voice, heartbeat, car honking sounds and dogs bark.
- Your baby’s genitals have been properly developed by now and you’ll soon get to know that you’ll give birth to a prince or a princess.
- Your baby is showing rapid eye movements and his eyes lack pigmentation.
- If your baby is born by this week then he does has some chances of survival but will face several physical disabilities.
Diet to follow
The pregnant lady must make sure to maintain a healthy diet. The diet must be a balance of protein and vitamins like folic acid and iron.
Checklist – 23 weeks pregnant
- Try to have a conversation with your baby.
- Ensure that your diet has plenty of iron-rich food.
- Study of various genetic disorders.
Nine months is a long time. Be patient to meet your sunshine. Of course, your little one is your sunshine as you have a strong connection with him. For the time being, he is your partner in crime, partner to share your secrets with, partner for your hunger pangs and partner in all your mode swings! You have reached half of the journey and hope you have completely enjoyed that phase. The rest of the phase is concerned with various events so, soon to be momma get to prepare yourself for the next phase!
“Enjoy your path to Mom. Relish every moment”
Disclaimer: All content on this website, including medical opinion and other health-related information, should be considered as opinion only. Always seek the direct advice of your own doctor in connection with any questions or issues you may have regarding your own health or the health of others.
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