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Your Pregnancy Weekly Guide:
Much of your baby's development during the 23rd week of pregnancy focuses on preparing her for her first real breath once she is born. Here's what's happening this week:
While many developments are occurring within your body during Week 23, you — like many pregnant women — could find yourself wondering about weight gain. This often happens when you see a consistent gain on the scale from week to week.
Pregnancy typically involves weight gain. This extra weight provides nourishment to your developing baby and also is stored to aid breastfeeding after your baby is born.
|Amniotic fluid||795 grams|
|Additional blood volume||1442 grams|
|Increased body fluids||1496 grams|
|Fat storage||3345 grams|
Stretching exercises help make your muscles limber before you start your exercise routine. Here is an easy one. Relax your neck and shoulders. Drop your head forward. Slowly rotate your head to your right shoulder, back to the middle, and over to your left shoulder. Complete four slow rotations in each direction. Always check with your health professional regarding any new exercise regimen.
Clumsiness is a normal part of pregnancy as your baby rapidly grows. Not only is your center of balance off at 23 weeks pregnant and beyond, but the hormones that are loosening joints and ligaments can make it difficult to be graceful.
If you are feeling off balance, try these tips:
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