At this stage, the body of your child becomes more and more perfect. The baby is physically and emotionally bonded to his mother. He feels all your emotions.
It may be difficult for you to stand, sit or do something monotonous for a long time. The further course of pregnancy and the baby’s health depends on how an expectant mother takes care of herself, of her body.
Your baby is as big – As a squash
LENGTH – 10.68 in – WEIGHT- 12.9 oz
You haven’t gained a lot of weight yet, and your gait also allows you to feel some lightness. Therefore, you won’t be disappointed, looking in the mirror. Your daily care will give you a sense of confidence and will reinforce your attractiveness.
During this period, you may have problems with gums: if they bleed, it’s time to change your toothpaste and visit a dentist.
Say No To Hang-Ups
Many mothers can notice that their gait has changed, they become clumsy and bit awkward. And if some people are sympathetic to such changes, others have a lot of hang-ups about their bodies. At this time, the support of family members is important. But do not put everything on the shoulders of your loved ones, try to percept this situation adequately.
Pamper yourself with new clothes, experiment with your hairdo, take plenty of rest. Perhaps this is the most beautiful and delicate period in your life, you have to go through it keeping your head high.
What is Happening Inside of You?
Discipline – that’s the main quality of a good mother. Sleep only on the left side, sit comfortably, lean back in the chair or couch, do not sit with your legs crossed. Remember that all your actions are aimed at your and your baby’s well-being.
Do not waste your time: do everything that can be done now, do not postpone for the third trimester. Walk more, go to the museums and exhibitions, arrange picnics. After all, very soon your weight will increase, the belly will grow, and you may feel pain in your back and legs.
Many women should wear a bandage during this period, it will ease a strain on their back. Before choosing a bandage, be sure to consult your doctor. If necessary, start doing gymnastics for pregnant women, it is an excellent opportunity to keep yourself in good shape and not to let extra weight “attack” your body.
22 Weeks Pregnancy Ultrasound
At this stage, you can be referred for the second screening. The doctor will see how the baby feels, he will assess the condition of the umbilical cord and placenta. Also, the ultrasound can reveal fetal malformations, and determine whether there is polyhydramnios or oligohydramnios.
Other most frequent examinations this week are a blood test and urinalysis.
Fetus on the Twenty-Second Week of Pregnancy
Your baby makes two hundred movements per day, and you, of course, do not hear them all. But if your baby gives you bouts very often, probably, it lacks oxygen. Probably you should walk more. Tell the doctor about it, he will find the cause of your baby’s excessive activity.
The 22 week of pregnancy – is a period of active tactile knowledge for your baby. He can stroke his face, make grasping movements with his hands, and knock at the uterine wall. And he loves to suck his finger. His movements are clearly visible. Now you can easily determine whether the baby is asleep or awake. Your child is already a little man, he is able to distinguish light from darkness, he feels his mom’s mood, and can listen to music. It is necessary to listen for the child’s movements: he can “tell” you that you sit or lie wrong, or that you are talking very loudly.
22 Weeks Pregnant Belly Pictures
Check out what the bellies look like at the twenty-second week of pregnancy.
Weight Gain: Eat More Often
It will be good if you start to keep a diary of your diet. Now it is a time when you are rapidly gaining extra weight. If you eat anything, you may have overweight. And it affects the course of pregnancy and childbirth and your shapes.
Though most likely, you are taking vitamin complexes, try to get nutrients from food. Eat veal Instead of fatty pork and light vegetable salads with olive oil instead of salads with mayonnaise. Eat these products more often: nuts, dried fruit, cottage cheese, stewed vegetables.
Born in Belarus, 1985, a pedagogue and family psychologist, mother. Taking part in procedures of social adaptation of the foster children in new families. Since 2015 is a chief editor of the motherhow.com project, selecting the best and up-to-date material for those, who are planning, expecting, and already having babies.