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Pregnancy week 23

 

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How's the foetus during 23 weeks?
 
Here come those developing lungs
Your baby weighs about 501g and is about 28.9cm long from crown to heel- mango-sized!

• Your baby's lungs are developing surfactant - a substance that will help the lungs to expand after birth.
• The fingernails are completely formed and the bones of the middle ear begin to harden.

What's with my body: Leg cramps

• You may be woken in the night by an excruciating leg cramp, especially if you suffer from a shortage of calcium. If you have leg cramps, straighten your leg and flex your ankle. Get your partner to massage your calf muscles.
• You may see your abdomen move as your baby does his acrobatics inside. 

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