The inner ears are registering more sound from the outside world and any moderately loud noise will startle the baby and you will feel a kick or squirm. If your baby was born prematurely at this time it would still have a chance to survive.
Maternal Changes on Week 23
Not only will you feel kicks and jabs in your abdomen, you might actually see your abdomen move. The ever expanding uterus will make it difficult to sleep like you used to. During this time it is important to drink lots of fluids and stay active to ensure a healthy pregnancy.
Pregnancy most commonly lasts 40 weeks, this website provides information of a general nature and is not a replacement for professional healthcare advise. There are many factors that can influence a pregnancy due date including age, ethnicity, number of previous children, and length of menstrual cycle. Every woman's pregnancy is different and the due date can only be estimated within a certain degree of accuracy.