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22 Weeks Pregnant: Week by Week Pregnancy

Symptoms, Tips and Fetal Development


When you're pregnant at 22 weeks, you're probably feeling pretty good. These are some of the things that are going on with your body and your baby.

Your Body at 22 Weeks Pregnant

At 22 weeks pregnant, you may find that you're becoming more forgetful. Some people dismiss what's known as pregnancy brain, but many women agree that they become more and more forgetful as their pregnancy progresses.

Bleeding or spotting can occur at any point in your pregnancy and while it's not always a cause for concern, you should call your doctor or midwife if you experience bleeding when you're pregnant at 22 weeks.

Most women at 22 weeks pregnant find that they're feeling pretty good. The nausea of the first trimester is long gone and the major aches and pains of the third trimester haven't started yet. Your baby bump is probably above your belly button right now, but bellies can vary greatly depending on a woman's build.

Your Baby At 22 Weeks Pregnant

Your baby is now almost 11 inches long and can even hear you when you talk to him. Many parents love to talk to their babies and see if they can get a kick in response.

Babies have started swallowing amniotic fluid and the excess waste is now stored as meconium. If you don't know what meconium is, you will soon find out when you change your baby's first diapers—it's the greenish-black poop that newborns pass in their first days of life.

human fetus at 22 weeks

Your baby at 22 weeks is starting to gain fat. This fat is stored right beneath his skin and is crucial in the development of the central nervous system.

What to Consider When You're 22 Weeks Pregnant

If you haven't starting thinking about your baby shower and registering, now's an ideal time to start researching baby gear like car seats and strollers. If you're not sure what to include on your baby registry, check out our guide to registering.

If you haven't decided on a name for your baby at 22 weeks pregnant, don't fret -- you have plenty of time. But now is the ideal time to start making lists of baby names that you love.

What to Expect at 23 Weeks Pregnant


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