Your Pregnancy At Week 23

Weight: 500g  Size: 28.9cm, Grapefruit   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

Your Body at Week 23

As your body continues to grow and change with every coming week, at this stage in your pregnancy problems with your digestion become much more common. If you are suffering with indigestion this week, that is caused by your uterus enlarging and compressing your abdominal organs. Slowing down the whole digestive system. Sounds fun right? Not.

Drinking a glass of milk before meals and bedtime can help relieve heartburn by neutralising stomach acid. As well as trying to sit up right to reduce compression on your stomach. 

Your Baby At Week 23

Your baby is now practising breathing techniques that will be vital for survival once they are born. Although the lungs are still developing it will be several weeks before they can breathe unaided.


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.

Week 23 FAQ's

Product of the Week

Garnier Ambre Solaire Ultra-Hydrating Shea Butter Sun Protection Cream SPF50+

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This SPF 50 Sun Protection Cream, enriched with sustainably sourced shea butter, helps to protect against the drying effects of the sun leaving skin feeling soft and hydrated for up to 24 hours

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
BABYGO Recipe of the Week
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.

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