Have you ever wondered what happens to you and baby in Week 23 of pregnancy?
To read Week 22, please click here.
Here is a detailed list of Week 23 pregnancy facts:
- The fetus is beginning to look as it will at birth, with the head more proportionate to the body.
- In a boy, the scrotum is now well developed and in a girl, the ovaries already contain several million eggs. These will reduce to around 2 million at birth and will carry on decreasing until puberty.
- The sex of your baby can be clearly seen in an ultrasound now.
- Your baby is now around 31 centimeters long as weighs roughly 440 grams.
- The baby can be felt through the abdominal wall and the midwife or doctor will palpate your abdomen to see how your baby is lying.
- You may occasionally feel a pain rather like a stitch down the side of your stomach.
- This is the uterine muscles stretching and it will go away after a rest.
- This is a good time to plan your nursery.
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