22 Weeks Pregnant – My Growing Baby
My baby is getting bigger and bigger and now measures approximately 9 inches and weighs a 14 ounces.*
22 Weeks Pregnant – Changes for my baby
My baby has more skin than body so it is full of wrinkles. My baby’s eyes and ears are in place and now the lips are become more distinguished. The eyes are formed and just waiting on pigment to be complete. My baby looks like a tiny person and now has the only task of growing bigger.*
22 Weeks Pregnant – Changes for me
Your uterus is barely the width of your finger above your belly button. The second trimester continues to be the period of little growth and remains the more enjoyable trimester.*
22 Weeks Pregnant – Planning this week
Childbirth education classes are recommended to make the most of your birth experience. Now is the time to start looking into and scheduling a childbirth education class. These classes will teach you about labor and birth, teach you relaxation techniques, and provide you with a plan on what to expect all along the way. You want to start your classes soon so that you do not get too close to the actual birth, and you also want to make sure you are through the classes in case you happen to experience a premature birth. You should be able to find classes through either Lamaze, ICEA, or CAPPA.
22 Weeks Pregnant – Health Tips
It is important to learn the sign or symptoms of preterm labor which include: lower abdominal pain, dull backaches, pressure in the pelvic area, cramping, and a change in vaginal discharge. Although everything may be fine, this could be signs of preterm labor and you want to contact your healthcare provider to be safe. If there is any suspicion there is a test, Fetal fibronectin, which can assess what is going on. The test evalutes the presence of the protein which is absent between weeks 22 and 38; if the protein is present there is a risk of preterm labor.
22 Weeks Pregnant – Tips for my partner
The second trimester is the time to get out and do things together, go on dates and take advantage of alone time before the baby arrives. So get up and take her out to eat, to the movies, a show, or be more adventureous and go on a hike.
* All measurements are provided as a general guide for common pregnancy development which may vary depending on the nutrition, mother’s health or accurate dating of conception. Every pregnancy is unique and may be experienced differently even for the same woman. It is important to undertand that babies develop at a different rate even before they are born. The purpose of this developmental information is to give you a general idea of how your baby is growing, and you must remember that your baby’s growth may vary from that which is outlined.