26 Dec 2016 | 10 min Read
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At 22 weeks pregnant, your baby’s vision, grip, and hearing are getting stronger. They can hear your voice inside the womb and sometimes even respond with light kicks. This week, your baby will also achieve one of the major growth milestones—breaking the 400gms mark (they are pretty big now).
Meanwhile, you will be noticing more physical changes, including a protruding navel, and possibly slightly bigger feet due to fluctuating hormones and pregnancy swelling (edema). You will also feel similar pregnancy symptoms to the ones experienced in previous weeks, such as constipation, frequent urination, and headaches.
This post discusses your baby’s weekly size and growth progress, and the common symptoms experienced in the 22nd week of pregnancy. Keep reading to know more.
At 22 weeks of pregnancy, you are five months pregnant, and only have four months to go before you hold your little bundle of joy in your arms. During this week, your baby will have a major growth spurt and almost weigh over 500gms.
Let’s have a look at some of the other interesting details about your baby’s development and growth progress in the 22nd week of pregnancy.
At 22 weeks of pregnancy, your baby will be almost the size of a spaghetti squash. They will measure 27.8cms (10.94 inches) in length and weigh around 500gms-700gms (1-1.5lb).
If you want to get a deeper insight into your baby’s size and developmental progress each week, then you can consider following the posts published under the pregnancy week-by-week. These posts are information-rich and contain all details about your baby’s weekly development and size.
These posts also provide self-care tips for mums that come in handy to make you feel comfortable and more prepared for childbirth.
In this section, we tell you more about how your baby’s body develops in the womb at the 22nd week of pregnancy and the growth milestones that await this week.
Some of the symptoms that you experience at the 22nd week of pregnancy are similar to the early signs of pregnancy. However, there will be an onset of new symptoms as well, which we have discussed in the list below.
You may experience certain physical and emotional changes in the 22nd week of pregnancy, which are quite different from the ones experienced in the first trimester. The changes that you will notice are:
Now that your belly appears bigger and more protruded, you will have a lot of well-wishers wanting to touch your tummy and communicate with your baby. And since your baby can feel your touch now, they might even respond with some kicking and wiggling.
In case you are curious to learn more about your baby’s activity inside the womb, and things to expect in the upcoming weeks, you can use the pregnancy month calculator for relevant information and details.
When you are 22 weeks pregnant, you will have a weekly prenatal checkup with your ob-gyn. During this appointment, the doctor will check your blood pressure, weight gain, and foetal heart rate using a foetoscope.
If you already had an anomaly scan at 18-20 weeks of pregnancy, then you may not require an ultrasound this week. However, if it hasn’t been done before, you will need to get one now. An ultrasound scan helps you see your baby up-and-close, and also helps determine if they have any physical abnormalities.
We have listed some essential self-care tips for the 22nd week of pregnancy that you can follow to stay happy and healthy.
A set of checklists for the 22nd week of pregnancy:
With your pregnancy progressing rapidly, you may have a lot of questions for your doctor. Some of the crucial questions to ask during your 22nd week of pregnancy are:
When you are 22 weeks pregnant, you may undergo various physical changes and experience backache, leg cramps, dizziness, and heartburn. You may also experience emotional changes, such as anxiety and fearful thoughts about childbirth. If any of these changes make you severely uncomfortable, consult your doctor right away for proper guidance and treatment.
Additionally, follow a healthy diet, stay hydrated, and get plenty of rest to maintain your health and support your little one’s growth inside the womb.
Is 22 weeks pregnant considered six months?
No. The sixth-moth pregnancy mark begins at 23 weeks.
How should I be feeling at 22 weeks pregnant?
Since your belly is constantly growing, you may feel discomfort and experience pain in your back and legs. In addition, you may experience emotional changes like anxiety and mood swings.
Is 22 weeks considered five months pregnant?
Yes. 22 weeks pregnant is considered 5 months pregnant.
Where is my baby in my stomach at 22 weeks?
At 22 weeks, your baby is lying transverse across your tummy. They may change position to up and down and sideways.
How often should my baby kick at 22 weeks?
There is no set number of baby kicks that you should feel per day. However, if there is very slight to no movement, then you should consult your doctor.
Can I feel my baby’s kicks at 22 weeks?
Yes, you can feel your baby’s kicks at 22 weeks, and they might even respond to you by kicking when you rub your belly.
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