Your 23rd week of pregnancy is exciting as your baby is comparatively huge now.
Your baby is around 1.1 pound. You will continue to experience increased movements of your baby in the abdomen.
There are some common 23 week pregnant symptoms like vaginal discharge, dry and itchy skin and so on for you to know.
This is a common pregnancy symptom which can upset your partner’s sleep and your sleep. Partly because of the nasal congestion (resulted by additional weight and swollen mucus membranes in the nose), you can ease the nasal noises in the nighttime by wearing nasal strip at the time of bed.
Having red, tender, and swollen gums that bleed when you brush or floss is an ordinary complaint at the time of pregnancy. At the time of pregnancy, your gums probably become inflamed due to hormonal changes which make them sensitive to the bacteria. Avoid consuming sticky candies, particularly when you cannot brush later. This sweet stuff raises bacteria in the mouth and then causes irritation to your gums.
Some professionals theorize that these cramps at the time of pregnancy may occur because of the shortage of magnesium or calcium in the diet. You can reduce these painful spasms frequency by having prenatal vitamin every day.
As your baby is growing, your skin becomes thinner which leaves the stretch marks. Don’t worry, these stretch marks should fade considerably after your baby’s birth. Daily apply cocoa butter lotion to keep your skin moisturized.
Swelling in feet and ankles
In this week you may begin to experience swelling in your feet and ankles, particularly at the day end. This is known as edema or swelling at the time of pregnancy. This is because of the slugging circulation in the area of legs, paired with the alterations in the chemistry of your blood. This swelling disappears after the baby’s birth.
Not only your center of gravity is shifting and applying more pressure on the back, but a hormone called relaxin also results in the joints and ligaments to loosen and stretch, which leads to the additional pain in the back.