Updated 21 November 2014

Week 23: 17 weeks to go!

You may see your tummy move as your baby does acrobatics inside.


What is happening to your baby:

  • Your baby weighs about 500g.
  • The bones of the middle ear begin to harden.
  • Your baby's lungs are developing surfactant, a substance that will help the lungs to expand after birth.
  • The fingernails are completely formed.

What is happening to you:

  • You may see your abdomen move as your baby does his/her acrobatics inside.
  • You may have leg cramps if you suffer from a shortage of calcium.

What to do:

  • If you have leg crams, straighten your leg and flex your ankle. Massage your calf muscles.
  • If you see nappies selling at a bargain price, start stocking up!


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