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Pregnancy calendar: 23 Weeks Pregnant – What to Expect

Congratulations on being 23 weeks pregnant! Here’s what you can expect during this week of pregnancy:


  • Your baby is now about the size of a grapefruit, measuring around 11.4 inches (29 cm) from head to heel and weighing approximately 1.1 pounds (500 g).
  • Your baby’s sense of hearing is developing, and they can now recognize your voice and other familiar sounds.
  • Your baby’s lungs are continuing to develop and produce surfactant, a substance that helps the lungs expand and contract properly.

Body & Symptoms:

  • Your uterus is now about 1 inch (2.5 cm) above your belly button.
  • You may be feeling more movement from your baby as they grow stronger.
  • You may experience backaches, leg cramps, and swollen ankles and feet. It’s important to rest and elevate your feet as much as possible.
  • You may notice some stretch marks appearing on your belly, breasts, or hips.
  • Your appetite may increase as your baby grows and demands more nutrients.

Tests & Ultrasound:

  • You may have a glucose screening test this week to check for gestational diabetes.
  • If you haven’t already had one, your doctor may recommend a fetal anatomy ultrasound to check your baby’s growth and development.

As always, if you have any concerns or questions about your pregnancy, be sure to speak with your healthcare provider.

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