Your Pregnancy At Week 23

Weight: 500g  Size: 28.9cm  Weeks Left: 17
In a nutshell
Your baby is practicing breathing techniques
Shoulder pain as your breasts grow
You may feel like you are more sensitive to sun right now
Limbs are all in proportion now and actually look like a very cute baby

Your Body at Week 23

Week 23 FAQ's

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Boy & Girl Name of the Week

Gender: Male Origin: English Meaning: "House Steward"
Gender: Female Origin: Welsh diminutive of Margaret Meaning: "Pearl"

Recipe of the Week

Bacon and Egg Frittata
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4.5 / 5
40 Min
Serves 4
5 Ingreds


  • 8 pregnancy friendly eggs
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ pepper
  • 500g lower fat bacon
  • 1 tbsp chopped chives

Cooking Instructions

    • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    • In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs with salt and pepper.
    • Cook and stir the bacon over a medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from the pan and set aside.
    • Pour the eggs over the remaining bacon in skillet. Sprinkle evenly with chives. Transfer to the oven and bake for 10 minutes. Sprinkle with leftover bacon bits. Bake for 2-3 minutes longer or until set. Remove and let it cool down slightly.

Week 23 TODO's

  1. Remember to apply 15+ factor sunscreen to your face and also any other areas exposed to the sun.
  2. Find some new smoothies to make to help increase your daily 5 a day (this can also be a good swap out for caffeine)
  3. Make sure you are keeping your caffeine intake to 200mg a day.

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From the What to Expect editorial team and Heidi Murkoff, author of What to Expect When You’re Expecting. Health information on this site is based on peer-reviewed medical journals and highly respected health organizations and institutions including ACOG (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists), CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics), as well as the What to Expect books by Heidi Murkoff.

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