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.