Pregnancy Week by Week
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22 Weeks Pregnant
Baby is looking like, well, a baby by now. But there's still much more that needs to be done before he or she is ready to enter the world.
The development of baby
Baby is building up more fat to help regulate their body temperature
Baby might start practicing walking movements
Weighs about a pound and five ounces and measures almost a foot in
The development of mom
The uterus is expanding even more - to the size of a basketball in
Breasts might start to swell more
What baby is feeling
Baby might start reaching around to grab at things - like the umbilical
cord - but this is normal and there's nothing to worry about
What mom is feeling
You might be getting to a point where you're almost tired of talking
about your pregnancy. You might start wishing that your friends and
family could talk about more normal things.
Special needs for the week
You should be feeling some baby movements every day - start
counting the kicks that you feel each day to keep a record of its
Special concerns for the week
Preterm labor is a possibility at this point, so if you begin to feel
contractions, be sure to talk to your doctor about whether you need to
go to the hospital.
Special tip for mom
In case you're not eating your vegetables yet, anything that you're
eating now will be something that your child will like eating when
they're older. So, the more veggies and fruits you eat now, the more likely your child will grow up to like them.