Updated 08 October 2018

Week 23: 17 weeks to go!

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

It's week 23 for you and your little one.

Your baby's progress:

  • 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 expand after birth.
  • The fingernails are completely formed.

Your progress:

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

What to do:

  • If you have leg cramps, 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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