PREGNANCY WEEK 23: Hearing Refined

I Can Hear You ~

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Sounds are becoming more clearer to your baby as it becomes more sensitive to it.

You may even feel your baby reacting to the sounds.

All these while, your baby’s liver was responsible to produce red blood cells but by this week, the role is slowly being transfer to the bone marrow.

Your baby’s heart is beating even stronger now.

Your baby is about the size of a grapefruit this week! (Picture from left: Grapefruit, Orange, Lemon)

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Gestational Hypertension and Diabetes.

Take note that your pregnancy can also cause gestational hypertension and diabetes.

This is due to your body working double the workload in order to meet with the body’s demand.

Sometimes your organs are not able to cope and that is what cause the gestational issues.

Usually gestational hypertension and diabetes will go away after delivery but for some people it also may stay forever.

So do consult with your doctor about it.

Sodium Is Necessary Too, You Know.

This week’s nutrient is sodium.

Sodium helps in contracting and relaxing muscles.

It also balances the water, and mineral levels in the body.

You will need about 2400 mg of sodium per day but do not worry, you do not have to take supplements for it.

Sodium is present in almost all our foods so meeting the daily requirement is not hard.

Read, And Talk To Your Baby.

Now that your baby is slowly distinguishing sounds, it is a great time to start talking or singing lullabies to your baby.

It will help your baby to recognize the voice of its parents.

Reading to your child during this time will also help to development the baby’s brain development.

Study shows that talking and reading to your baby help in developing learning and social skills of the baby.

Reading aloud for your baby in the womb, helps trigger neural and emotional impulses that can benefit them in the long run.

These foods and drinks may contain toxoplasmosis, listeria, and salmonella which can cause miscarriage or infection.

Do avoid eating them even if you are craving for it.

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