You’re 23 weeks pregnant!
You've reached Week 23 of your pregnancy. Your doctor or midwife will give you a MAT B1 certificate around this time. You will need it if you are claiming SMP or Maternity Allowance. Find out about your maternity rightshere.
:: Everything you need to know about the second trimester.
He's looking like a full-term baby now; he's approximately 28cm long and weighs about 1lb. He has a waking and sleeping pattern. His hearing is more acute but he can hear his dad's deeper voice more easily than yours. You'll notice he’s more active when you're resting. He may be able to think.
See in pictures how your baby is developing.
Your bladder is getting more squashed behind that bump, so expect more loo dashes! You may find it difficult to get comfy at night. Sleep on your side, not your back, as it allows maximum blood flow to the placenta Use a pregnancy sleep cushion under your bump.
If you haven’t already put your mind to it, now’s the time to start thinking about childcare if you’re not planning to stay home with your baby.
How to choose the right childcare
Finding a childminder Would a family member be the right choice for you?