pregnancy by week

Week 23


Baby continues to accumulate fat, and is getting accustomed to hearing what’s going on in the outside world. It’s about the size of a large mango or grapefruit.


If you’re in tune with baby’s movements, you might detect a pattern (like sleep/wake cycles). Try interacting: junior might respond to your touch or your voice. Get your partner to try, too.


She’s the one who’s pregnant, but you may experience sympathetic pregnancy symptoms, including weight gain. (No kidding. It’s called Couvade’s syndrome.) All the more reason to join mom in her healthy eating and exercise.


Dance together, even if it’s just a playful turn around the living room. Baby can hear the music and feel mom’s body swaying. Besides, a bit of cheek-to-cheek time will help you stay connected.