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Week 23 of Your Baby’s Development

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Your baby is the size of a grapefruit!

What Your Baby is Doing

Your baby’s face is fully formed at this point. Along with possibly being able to hear your voice and heartbeat, they may also be able to hear loud sounds outside in the world, like dogs barking.

What Your Body is Doing

Some puffiness around your legs and feet is typical during pregnancy. Drink lots of water and keep your feet up as much as possible. However, if the swelling starts to get extreme, call your healthcare professional. This could be a sign of preeclampsia.

What You Should Eat

Carrots have a high amount of Vitamin A, which is essential for the development of your baby’s bones, teeth, and eyes.

See How Your Baby Is Growing

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See How Your Baby Is Growing

We send weekly emails and text messages to help expecting mothers teach them about the changes they, and their baby, are going through.

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Have you joined Centering Pregnancy yet?

Centering Pregnancy is a group approach for expectant mothers where you will receive your prenatal care, along with learning more about pregnancy and building relationships with other women at the same stage of pregnancy as you are. Also, get a chance to pick up some free baby items when you attend!

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Local Resources for Mothers

Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County is part of a network of healthcare providers who are committed to the health and safety of your baby.

Baby and Me - Tobacco Free

Baby and Me - Tobacco Free

The Baby & Me – Tobacco Free Program is a smoking cessation program which aims to reduce the use of tobacco products among women during and after their pregnancy.

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Five Rivers Center for Women’s Health

Five Rivers Center for Women’s Health

Five Rivers Health Centers began as a medical home for the low-income patients of Dayton, Ohio, by providing both primary and specialty care services to patients.

What Babies Need
Help Me Grow

Help Me Grow

The Help Me Grow Program is a broad system of services for eligible families with infants and toddlers. We provide services from prenatal to the child’s third birthday.

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Help Me Grow

Help Me Grow

The Help Me Grow Program is a broad system of services for eligible families with infants and toddlers. We provide services from prenatal to the child’s third birthday.

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Lifestages Centersfor Women

Lifestages Centersfor Women

Your transformation during pregnancy may be life-changing. You can take comfort in knowing that we’ll give you all the information, education, and expert medical care you’ll need to handle the transition comfortably.

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Moms and Babies First

Moms and Babies First

Moms & Babies First: Ohio’s Black Infant Vitality Program helps to reduce the number of low birth weight babies, infant deaths and sickness within the ethnic communities of Montgomery County.

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Catholic Social Services

Catholic Social Services

Our services include pregnancy counseling and a variety of programs to strengthen parenting skills, and prevent and treat behavioral problems in children. Confidential pregnancy counseling is available.

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Catholic Social Services

Catholic Social Services

Our services include pregnancy counseling and a variety of programs to strengthen parenting skills, and prevent and treat behavioral problems in children. Confidential pregnancy counseling is available.

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