pregnant 22 weeks : complete info , symptoms and development

During the 22 weeks' growth and development of the fetus, the size of the baby's fetus is about 27.9 cm from head to heel and weighs 453 grams, or the size of a pumpkin.

During the 22 weeks development of the fetus, the baby's face has also begun to appear. This can be seen when the fetus's lips, eyelids, and eyebrows are clearly visible.

pregnant 22  weeks

In the development of the fetus at 22 weeks of gestation, the sense of taste in the fetus, the tongue, has begun to grow. In addition, the brain and nerves of the fetus have begun to form perfectly enough for the fetus so that he can begin to feel the stimulation of his own touch. Babies can feel the touch by caressing their face or sucking their thumbs, and feeling other parts of their body.

During the 22 weeks of fetal development, the baby's reproductive organs will continue to grow. In boys, the testicles begin to move down from the abdomen, and in girls, the uterus and ovary are in place, and the vagina begins to form.

In this 22nd week of pregnancy, Mother will find that:

  • The little one's face can be seen clearly because of the development of perfect eyes and lips. So that the ultrasound results will show a clear face shape.
  • Your baby's gums have developed with adorable little bumps as a forerunner to the baby's teeth later.
  • The internal organs continue to develop, while the pancreas has been working to produce important hormones.
  • If the baby is a Mother of a woman, nowadays, her reproductive organs have developed perfectly.
  • Your child has a regular cycle of sleep patterns and wake up, can you imagine it?

22 weeks fetal development

22 weeks of fetal development; Symptoms of Pregnancy

The little one develops very rapidly, this development takes up space in the body of the mother and results in pressure in the ribs, this causes symptoms of difficulty breathing.
The bulging belly will be the target of many anxious people who want to hold on and feel the presence of the little one. Mother can allow strangers to hold your mother's stomach, but don't hesitate to say 'no' if it really makes you uncomfortable.
The mother will experience a navel belly because the stomach enlarges and pushes the belly button forward. It might seem strange when you wear clothes, but as soon as the baby comes out, your belly button will return to normal.

What are the changes in the body of a pregnant woman at week 22?

In the development of the fetus at 22 weeks of gestation, the weight of pregnant women will increase. At this gestational age, you may experience a painless contraction called Braxton Hicks physiological contraction. Usually, you will feel heartburn when this contraction occurs, but the pain is quite mild.

Indeed, these contractions are not harmful to the fetus, but if the contractions become more intense painful or more common, contact your doctor immediately because this can be a sign of preterm labor.

What should I pay attention to?

In addition to your enlarged stomach, limbs will also tend to be stiff due to loosening of joints and ligaments and buildup (retention) of fluid. Both of these factors can cause pain and stiffness in the joints.

Visit to Doctor / Midwife

What do I need to discuss with the doctor on week 22?

At the age of 22 weeks of fetal development of this pregnancy, do not panic if you find red spots on the panties. This actually happens because the cervix is ​​bruised because you just had a doctor's examination or you have sex. Even in some cases this is unknown.

But if the vagina is bleeding quite a lot, immediately tell the doctor. It could be that this is a more serious sign of pregnancy. Your doctor will do an ultrasound to determine whether you have a medical problem or not.

What tests should I know?

The doctor will examine the following:

  • measure body weight and blood pressure
  • check urine for glucose and protein
  • check fetal heart rate
  • measure the size of the uterus with external palpation (touching from the outside) to see how it correlates with the date of birth
  • lower position height (upper uterus) fundal height
  • check the swelling of the hands and feet, check for varicose veins in the legs
  • your symptoms, especially abnormal symptoms


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