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Pregnancy Week 23


Second Trimester | Pregnancy Week 22 | Pregnancy Week 24

The Mom:

If you are experienced edema, swelling, which usually occurs in your feet and ankles, try and sit with your feet elevated when you can. Edema is usually worse at the end of the day, especially if you have been standing. If your have a job that requires you to stand for long periods of time, you may find that support hose would be a benefit for you. Be sure to let your doctor know of any swelling you experience. It can also be a sign of preeclampsia.

Heartburn can be more of a problem at this stage in your pregnancy. Try to avoid eating spicy or fatty foods, eat several small meals during the day. A glass of milk before bed may also help ease discomfort during the night.

By this point in your pregnancy, your uterus is about 1 - 1 1/2 inches above your navel. You may be able to see ripples in your abdomen with your baby moves.

SYMPTOMS YOU MAY EXPERIENCE

  • Breast Changes, tenderness, fullness, darkening of the areola
  • Frequent Urination
  • Constipation
  • Indigestion or heartburn
  • Occasional headaches
  • Stretch Marks (cocoa butter can help with these)
  • Itching
  • Round ligament pains
  • Hemorrhoids

The Baby:
Boy or girl? Do you know which you are having? Did you know that if it's a girl, her ovaries already contain several millions eggs? In boys, the scrotum is well developed. Have you started reading up on circumcision so you can make your choice regarding it? Now is a good time to start researching your decision, if you haven't already. Baby now weighs about 15 ounces and is about 12.5 inches long.



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