Pregnancy Week 23

BABY

28-30 cm in length, about 500 g in weight. Surfactant begins to develop in the lungs (surfactant provides alveolar sacs in lungs to be filled with air).

Eye pigment has formed. Insulin is released from the pancreas, regulates blood glucose. The baby hears male sounds easier than females. Bones of the middle ear have become rigid. Body parts are similar to a newborn.

MOTHER

Particularly in ankles, physiological edema is observed. If increased, if not recovered with rest, call your doctor. Complaints of gastric burning and upset are increased. Complaints can be reduced by frequent and less meals. Now you can see baby's movements from outside. Short-term sudden pains usually are the response of ligaments holding the womb to stretches.