23 to 26 Weeks
Baby will be about 15 inches long and weighs about 2 ½ pounds
What Is Happening With You And Your Body:
You will continue to gain about 3 to 4 pounds a month. You may develop stretch marks on your stomach, hips and breasts.
The uterus may be felt above the navel.
Tightening and relaxing muscles in your uterus (Braxton - Hicks contractions) are preparing you for labor. If you have 4 or more contractions in one hour, call your health care provider.
Appetite is good and nausea is rare, although heartburn may follow heavy, greasy or spicy meals.
You look healthy and your skin has a special glow and your eyes sparkle.
Your sex drive may increase or decrease and change from week to week.
You feel more involved with the baby growing inside you. You may think about things that can go wrong with your baby. Most women do sometime during pregnancy.
What Is Happening With Your Baby:
Your baby is big enough to be felt when your abdomen is examined. The skin is still wrinkled and red. The fingerprints are forming. The eyes are almost developed and the eyelids can open and close.
Baby can kick, cry and hiccup.
Noises from outside may cause the baby to move or become quiet.
Baby will be about 15 inches long and weighs about 2 ½ pounds.
Common Discomforts During This Time of Your Pregnancy:
Ankle / Foot Swelling
Enlarging Belly / Breasts
Increased Vaginal Discharge
Ligament Pain (Sharp pulling sensation on either side of the lower abdomen)
Light headed and dizzy