1000-lb Sisters' Amy Slaton gives pregnancy update and reveals she's 'sluggish & swollen' as she reaches 23 weeks

The star of 1000-LB Sisters, Amy Slaton, has given fans a pregnancy update and revealed she’s “sluggish and swollen.”

The 34-year-old added she can “see her baby squirm” as she reaches 23 weeks.

Amy took to Instagram earlier this week to share her latest pregnancy update, revealing that her baby is 11 and a half inches.

Text onscreen explained that the baby “can hear sounds from outside” of her body, noting that the “baby’s ears can hear only low-pitched sounds.”

Additionally, the baby can “feel you dance” now that their sense of movement is “well developed.”

As the baby continues to grow, Amy has been feeling “sluggish circulation” in her legs.

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The text explained that the sluggishness and changes in her blood chemistry will likely result in “swelling, also known as edema.”

The post continued: “While a certain amount of edema in your lower extremities is normal during pregnancy, excessive swelling may be a sign of a serious condition called preeclampsia.”

Alongside the text posts, the 1000-lb Sisters star wrote: “23 weeks. 15 more weeks. I'm starting to be uncomfortable!!”


Shortly after Amy shared the update, her Instagram followers rushed to the comments section to state their excitement for the star.

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One person wrote: “Thanks for sharing the updates!!! Congratulations!”

Another added: “This pregnancy seems to be flying by. Can't wait to see the little guy.”

A third chimed in: “You got this momma.”


Amy is currently pregnant with her second child.

The TLC star is already the mother to two-year-old son Gage with husband Michael Halterman.

Amy previously opened up about her pregnancy when she was 21 weeks along.


She shared a photo of a carrot alongside text that explained that the length of the baby is 10 and a half inches and they weigh about almost 13 lbs.

Another slide said the baby is “alive and kicking", while the mother “may soon feel like she’s practicing martial arts as her initial fluttering movements turn into full-fledged kicks and nudges."

The text also explained that the baby’s “eyebrows have grown in” and Amy should expect to feel “increasing pressure on the veins in her legs."

The post went on: “Higher progesterone levels, which ,may cause the wall of your veins to relax, can make the problem worse.”

Alongside the slides, the TV star wrote: “21 weeks baby. 17 more weeks until i can hold my sweet baby boy… 17 more week and my family will be completed!!!!”


Amy- who is best know for starring on 1000-lb Sisters alongside sister Tammy, 35- has been open with fans throughout her pregnancy.

She revealed that while she has cut back on cigarettes during her pregnancy, though is still smoking.

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The reality star also noted that she has been eating healthier.

Amy told The Sun exclusively: "I'm not drinking alcohol. I used to smoke a pack of cigarettes a day, like 20, now I'm down to about five a day. I'm trying to cut down."

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