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22 Weeks Pregnant

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22 Weeks Pregnant

As you complete 21 weeks of pregnancy and move past the mid-term of your pregnancy, most of the unpleasant pregnancy symptoms would have subsided. However new ones like cramps and unmanageable emotions begin to surface. Don’t fret. These too will pass. Find out more in our short guide to managing pregnancy:an e-book.

Changes in Your Body at Week 22

You might notice varicose veins at this stage. These occur if you stand in one position for a long period of time. These are veins that fill up with blood and appear as bluish purple lines on the feet and legs.

Your growing baby will be pushing your abdominal muscles apart. So you might notice a small bulge in the middle when you lie down. This can cause skin irritation. Relieve yourself off this discomfort by applying cocoa butter.

Your Baby’s Development at Week 22

The new thing this week is that from now onwards and into the 23 weeks of pregnancy too you will be able to feel the baby’s kicks pretty frequently.

The baby is still very thing as this stage. This is because of the lack of fatty tissues on its body. But these develop very soon.

While the skin is still very wrinkly, the internal organs are developing fast.

Although its eyes have formed fully, the iris still lacks the pigment.

When the red blood cells break down inside the baby’s body, it produces bilirubin. The baby’s liver is developed enough now to produce enzymes to break down this bilirubin in turn.  However since the fetal red blood cells have a lower life span the production of bilirubin is quite high. That bilirubin which the baby’s liver cant beak down, passes into the mother’s blood through the placenta. It is then broken down by the enzymes form the mother’s liver.

If you are having a girl, then her ovaries and uterus is fully formed by now.

The baby begins to learn about touch and begins to touch its face and neck.

The baby teeth have also formed and are waiting inside the guns. It also begins to differentiate between sweet and  bitter tastes.

Week 22 Tips and Advice

As people realize that you are pregnant, some might have the tendency to touch your belly. If you are uncomfortable then do voice your thoughts out loud. It is important for you to feel comfortable and not stressed out about anything at this stage.

Since you can still walk around fairly easily, do finish all your shopping and all the hard work that’s pending regarding the baby’s nursery.

Drink a lot of water throughout the day. This will help in the production of the extra blood that’s needed for your child and also reduce the headaches that you are most liekoy to experience at this stage of your pregnancy. Keep a watch on your urine (it should be odourless) and report to the doctor in case you feel any itching or foul smell in your urine.

Week 22 Fun

Check into a hotel room near your home – just for the fun of it. Then explore the city that you live in as a tourist would. It will be enjoyable and your home and your doctor is also just a few minutes’ drive away; so there is nothing to fear either.

Call all your girl friends and spend an evening playing all your favourite childhood board games. Some snacks and juices and it sure can become a lot of fun.

So how are people reacting now that they have figured out that you are pregnant? How does it feel? Join our due date club here and share your thoughts with other mums-to-be.

Week 22 Articles – Coming Soon!!!

 

Week 22 Discussions

Week 22 Have a Laugh

How does a pregnant Eskimo know that she is ready to have the baby?

When she finds ice cubes between her feet!

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