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23rd WEEK

Your baby

Your baby now detects all sounds, from a car horn to a dog barking. So when she is born, these sounds will already be familiar. You can feel the movement of your baby more frequently now.


There will be a slow but steady weight gain in your body. Cravings will increase in this period. During pregnancy, the appearance of a brown line extending from the belly button to the genital area (linea nigra) is quite normal, and will disappear from your body after pregnancy. Your hands, arms, feet and ankles may become swollen (oedema) which is normal. Forgetfulness may become more noticeable and red spots may appear on the hands and feet.