Pregnancy Calendar - Week 23
Baby is starting to really look like a newborn now, as her head is more in proportion to the body and the skin is less translucent. Baby is about 30cm long and weighs approximately half a kilogram.
Back pain is a reality of carrying extra weight around your breasts and mid-section, as well as because your centre of gravity has shifted to accommodate your growing belly. Ensure you get plenty of rest and even get your partner or a friend to give you a back rub. If you notice severe pain or tingling-numbness, you may have sciatica, so speak to your healthcare professional about this.