Pregnancy week 23

Symptoms of pregnancy at week 23 of being pregnant - You may begin to have vivid dreams associated with the birth and a sense of anxiety about what the future holds.

You may be experiencing swollen or achy feet. You may begin to have vivid dreams associated with the birth and a sense of anxiety about what the future holds. But don't worry this is normal.

Your baby

Your baby's eyes can now move from side to side. This week the eyelids open, but your baby cannot see much as her visual range is limited until a few weeks after birth. Your baby's head and body are now much more in proportion and her taste buds can distinguish between sweet and bitter. Your baby's heartbeat can now be picked up with a stethoscope. The first teeth are forming in her gums.

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I have been concerned at the small size of my baby bump especially as I am slightly underwieght and have put on a small amount of weight since i conceived. I keep comparing myself to other women of 23 weeks and think my baby will be tiny and underweight. I had been feeling morning sickness throughout the day that lasted for nearly 5 months, which could be the reason I have not put on much weight. I did read that you do not put on much weight until after 24 weeks and i am hoping for the best.
by arbel 11th Jun 2010, 5:38pm
Hi im 23 weeks pregnant and a first time mum. I feel brilliant at the moment, the only complaint is that my bump is starting to feel quite heavy especially towards the end of the day. I can feel my baby move everyday and like a lot of you its kicks are aimed quite low which can be a bit off putting when you are in mid conversation on the phone at work. I can't wait to meet him/her in sept and for my hubby to be able to feel the movements his little one is doing.
by willandkerry 11th Jun 2010, 5:17pm
Hiya Am 17 years old and 23 weeks i have been having racing heart and dead arm the doctors said its panic and also this week i been feeling very fait when i walk any where or out for long with this i have a head ache all the time last night i woke up shaking is this normal as this is my first
by laurababiie 27th Oct 2009, 2:49pm
Hi im 23 weeks and i can feel my baby move every day she is more active at night tho! I cant wait to see her in real life. This is my first baby and i have quite a small bump but i am reassured this is normal. I have quite bad back ache but other than that im feeling really good!
by Jaynenewmum 7th Jul 2009, 10:04am
I'm 23 weeks pregnant today! All exciting stuff. I think my baby had the hic-cups last night for about an hour. S/he never moves for as long as an hour in one work out session ever before and the feeling was like little jumps, just one at a time quite regularly - just like hic-cups! So we just sat and watched my belly quiver for ages. I've listened to baby's heart beat on the stethoscope which was awesome, I had been trying all week and have found it twice.

17 weeks till our EDD which I cant believe is so near. I still have moments where i feel so overwhelmed at the thought We're goingto be parents.
by PersephonE 17th Jun 2009, 10:34am
im 22 weeks 2day and have my second scan this friday but i still havent seen a midwive or got my notes its my first and i dunt no wt to do i have just got a calll from my docs and they have booked me in with a midwive 15 june that will make me 26 weeks
i dont n o if im fellin mt baby boy kick or if its just the tummy havin spazums
by babylogan09 21st May 2009, 9:14am
hi i am 23 weeks as from yesturday and my plcenta is near my hip and the baby is laid across with it's legs down in my bladder and also feel liek the baby is kicking the inside of my bits sum times it's normal just depends where the baby is laid when he or she kicks if ya worried speack to ya midwife next time u meet i m sure ul be fine x
by nicolastewart 6th Apr 2009, 9:19am
This is my first pregnany. Im 23 weeks tomorrow and i can feel my little girl move everyday which i love (but hate when she decides to totally somersualt). Its good to know that by the end of next week she would have around 40% chance of survival if she were born. Im finding it hard to sleep as my belly is so tender. I have a terrible pain in my back so the midwife has reffered me to physiotherapy. Only 17 weeks until i get to hold my princess!!!
by sblack3011 30th Mar 2009, 9:38am
Hey TDLEE, I know the feeling. I'm expecting my second and this one is so much lower than the first one was. I was just to the doctor and he said that my placenta is really low and that it can cause complications later on. they should see the at the ultrasound though.
by scox 11th Dec 2008, 9:39am
by TDLEE 4th Nov 2008, 9:06am