One of the things you think when you are pregnant is how many weeks or months you are currently carrying your child. Traditionally, if you go to a check-up, the doctor would say that you are 5 or 6 weeks pregnant. But how do you know how many months it is? If you are 23 weeks pregnant, how many months is the equivalent of that? Fortunately for you, I will share in this article the equivalence of 23 weeks to months.
Pregnancy is one of the most delicate states of motherhood. There are a lot of things you should remember for yourself and your baby. You should always check on what week or month you are in your pregnancy, and sometimes it’s confusing to make conversions of the numbers. But how do you know what you have to do if you are on your 23rd week?
If You Are 23 Weeks Pregnant Then You Are….
Normally, pregnancy is counted with weeks and not months. For first-time moms, probably like you, you’d find this very confusing. Especially if you are 23 weeks pregnant, the number 23 is too much to think in weeks when you can just convert it to months.
If you would think of it, in 1 month there are 4 weeks. So if you are currently in your 23rd week, you are in the 6th month of your pregnancy. Why? Let’s break that down. Take a look at the figure below to fully understand it. Every trimester there is a corresponding month and week.
So basically, when you are in your first trimester, the first 4 weeks are your 1st month of pregnancy. In your 5ht to 8th week, you are 2 months pregnant. The 9-13 weeks of your pregnancy are equivalent to your 3rd month.
In your second trimester, the 14-17 weeks of your pregnancy are your 4th month, the 18th to 21st week is your 5th month. The answer to the question we are addressing in this article is that your 22nd to 26th week of pregnancy (23rd week included) is the 6th month of your pregnancy.
The list goes on until your third trimester. If you are already 27 to 30 weeks pregnant, you are in your 7th month of pregnancy, 31st to 35th week is your 8th month, and 36th to 40th month is your 9th and final month in pregnancy.
So, if you are now on your 23rd week, you are already 6 months pregnant!
If you can’t remember all of this, you can have this calculator converter. It converts your weeks of pregnancy to months if you want to know it quickly.
What to Expect in 23rd Week of Pregnancy
Well, you’re in your 6th month, so your baby already looks like a baby! It is close to 30 cm long and weighs around 500 g., pretty exciting, right? It is not yet ready to be born because they have more bulking to do, but you and the baby still have 3 months left.
The eyes are already formed even though it doesn’t have colors yet. Their lungs are also developing so they can breathe in your womb, and it’s preparing its lungs, especially at its first breaths upon being born. The baby’s skin is also translucent; their organs and bones can be seen through their skin! Babies in the 6th month are already moving, so you can feel some kicks and movements. The babies also become more familiar, so you can introduce them to soothing music like classical music.
But, if developments are happening to your baby in the 23rd week, what about you?
Basically, the baby is bigger, so your baby bump is bigger too. It might cause strain in your back, so you should keep an eye on your posture, sitting position and have your chair adjusted to your comfort. Also, your weight will increase, and in your 6th month, you should be eating healthier and fiber-rich foods. Eat healthy foods and make sure it’s best for you and your baby.
You should exercise regularly too. What do I mean by exercise? Not the hardcore exercises but a little stretching and walk around the house so your labor would be less painful.
I hope that the information I shared with you is relevant. I hope there isn’t much complication in your pregnancy, especially that you are probably in your second trimester. Remember that if you get confused about the number of weeks, you can easily convert it to months in the converter I gave earlier.
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