Pregnancy by weeks

What happens to the baby?

From the previous week until now, the baby has grown with about 2 cm. Not it is about 28 cm long and weighs 500 – 600 g.

The patellae that are formed at the place of the teeth already produce the substance required for the establishment of the future milk teeth. Yes – your baby will not always have a gab-toothed smile!

Neurons calm down and it is time to take a rest after their strenuous work by ceasing their movement. This puts the end of the division of your baby’s nervous cells. The required nervous paths along which the brain will send signals to the other parts of the body have been already laid.

a grapefruit

This week the baby is
as big as a grapefruit

23

week

23 week

Sixth month

What happens to you?

While your baby is getting bigger, your uterus will also increase its size. In order to ensure it the required space, the organs will shift. The diaphragm raises, the lower vertebrae are under pressure, and your stomach goes slightly aside.

In addition, your stomach is under the siege of your body. The high content of the progesterone hormone slows down your digestion. The stomach feels difficulties and gets emptied more slowly. The seal between the stomach and the esophagus is not tight and this causes the return of acids to the esophagus. This is the exact reason for you to feel the unpleasant indisposition in your stomach.

Recommended products

Maternea’s personal hygiene products Shower Oil and Intimate Gel are the hydrating foundation upon which any subsequent care will only be more effective. Our Anti-Stretch Mark Body Cream penetrates deep into the skin to protect it, and combines perfectly with Elasticity Oil, which prevents the surface layer of the skin drying out. Apply the cream in the morning and the oil in the evening. Our Breast Firming Cream improves the elasticity of the fine skin, and our Cooling & Relaxing Gel for Legs enhances vein tone and gives a feeling of lightness and freshness.

This week you should ...

go shopping – Use this time for you and for renewal of your wardrobe. In addition to the fact that your belly has increased a lot from the beginning of your pregnancy until now, your feet have also increased their size. They are swollen and you have to wear at least one size bigger shoes. Choose shoes with thick sole and convenient, soft insole.

find the secret of good mood – We have advised you to avoid sweets many times. Now, we will tell you something different. Eat black chocolate for good mood! It is rich in antioxidants and iron that your body needs. You deserve a small tasty reward for your resistance against the hormones’ attacks and the inconveniences they cause.

calm down your sweetheart – He may not physically feel everything that happens to your body, but this does not mean that his feelings to you have disappeared. On the contrary, namely his unawareness of what you feel exactly while you are pregnant and while your body is changing in front of his eyes, makes your sweetheart worry. The slightest groan may be like an unbearable painful effort for him against which he could feel powerless. When you spend your time together, you can explain him what happens to you and thank him for his support.

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Pregnancy by weeks

Here you will find useful tips and a lot of information for you and your baby's development per week.

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