Guide to Being 23 Weeks Pregnant

Some Things to Consider

If you currently work, you'll want to make sure you've talked to your employer about maternity leave and any changes to your work duties or work schedule as your due date approaches.

If you're planning to return to work after the baby is born, you'll also need to make a plan for daycare or other childcare arrangements if you haven't already.

You're probably thinking a lot about all the things you'll need when the baby arrives. If you register for baby gifts, you'll be amazed at the sheer number and range of "necessities" involved in caring for a tiny creature that isn't even mobile for the first six or so months. If you can, talk to a level-headed friend who's raised a baby or two. Yes, there are lots of things you really do need, but there's also plenty of "must-have" gear that you (and your baby) will do just fine without.

Which brings us to a whole slew of other things you can stop worrying about this week.