Pregnancy Week 23

Your baby weighs just over a pound this week! Find out what's going on with her as well as how to tame junk food cravings, beat back pain, and more.

Watch Your Baby's Growth

Developing Senses: Weeks 22 to 25 of Pregnancy
Developing Senses: Weeks 22 to 25 of Pregnancy

Your baby's ability to see, hear, smell, taste, and feel are developing stronger each day. Learn which of her senses are already working.

Your Changing Body

Your doctor may recommend iron supplements to prevent anemia. If you're already feeling dizzy or tired, anemia can make those worse, though it ultimately won't harm Baby. But the better you feel, the better your baby will feel, so be sure to take measures to keep your own vitality up.

Your Developing Baby

Your baby's lungs are developing rapidly, and so are his or her sensory functions and ability to move. Your baby's brain is also developing billions of new cells.

Your Pregnancy

With your breasts and belly continuing to grow, you may want to consider a bra fitting to alleviate some back pain. You may also want to talk to your doctor about adding supplements to your prenatal vitamins to keep the pep in your step.

Your Week 23 To-Do List

1. Shop for more maternity clothes.

An Inside Look

Take a unique look at Baby's development inside the womb this week.

Your Pregnancy Calendar

Organize your doctor's appointments, save your ultrasound photos, and more--all in one place!

Everything in Pregnancy Week 23

More About Your Pregnancy in Week 23

Your Baby

Your Body

  • Anemia and Fatigue

    Are you getting enough iron? Find out if an iron deficiency may be limiting your energy this week.

  • Lupus

    Find out what you need to know about pregnancy with lupus.

Your Self

  • Forgetfulness

    Combat forgetfulness with extra organization and paring down your to-do list.

  • Pampering Your Soul

    It's important to make time for yourself in your crazy schedule to just breathe, get a massage or listen to music.

Diet & Exercise

  • Vegetarian Diets

    If you're a vegetarian, it is more important than ever to ensure you're getting all the nutrients you need for you and baby.

Q & A