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Your Pregnancy: Week 23

Swollen from head to toe? Increased blood flow, by now an old friend, is to blame. Consider a trip to the shoe store because loosening ligaments will cause your feet to expand even more in the weeks to come.

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Baby's now the size of a grapefruit!**
Baby's little face is fully formed...minus the baby fat, of course. The next task at hand for baby: sprouting two teeny-tiny nipples!


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[tip]  Taking a trip? Pack the oh-so-adorable compression stockings. Like 'em or not, they'll keep the blood moving in your legs, heart, and lungs during travel.

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All medical information reviewed by Dr. Geeta K. Swamy, Duke University Medical Center OB/GYN Department