Your body at week 22

pregnant mother at week 22
pregnant mother at week 22

Your are now 22 weeks pregnant (Or in your 23rd week if that is how you count it)

How your baby is growing

Your baby now looks like a tiny newborn. His lips have become more distinctive and his eyes have grown, though the eyes still lack pigmentation. The baby’s eyebrows and eyelids have come in their proper location. The pancreas, essential for hormone production, are growing gradually and the first hints of teeth are revealing beneath the gum line. Before you know it, your baby will be smiling at you. Read more details about your baby’s development this week.

How your life is changing

You will find that your weight will start increasing steadily as the pregnancy progresses – about 225 grams weekly. You may even notice that your hunger has improved. If you constantly miss junk food, giving in to the temptation once in a while and having your favourite ice cream is acceptable, but attempt to find healthy replacements. This is good time to get a personalized diet plan made by Ango dietitians.

This is be the right time to look beyond the pregnancy and learn more about babies. This will come in handy when you have to look after your own. Babies require a lot of care and attention and it can feel a little overwhelming if you are a first time parent. while it is no rocket science, you may require a course in changing nappies. It would be great idea to get together with your spouse and read a few child guides and give each other a lighthearted test.

You might have noticed some changes happening down below in your body. It is common during pregnancy to have increased vaginal discharge due to the increased blood circulation. The visits to the loo are becoming more frequent with every passing week and you are more susceptible to urinary tract infections. Some women may experience bleeding, which may be caused by haemorrhoids. You should see your doctor immediately if this happens to get a comprehensive check up.