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Your Baby's Development at Week 23 of Pregnancy

At this point in pregnancy, your baby will start gaining approximately 6 ounces of weight per week. Other fetal development that is occurring when you are 23 weeks pregnant includes the following:
 
  • Eyebrows and eyelashes are forming
  • Lips are becoming more distinct
  • Eyes are becoming more developed, but they still lack color
  • The bones of the middle ear begin to harden
  • The pigment that colors your baby's skin is being deposited this week
  • Your baby's body is becoming more proportioned.
     
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