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Week 22 starts on day 154 and goes up to day 161.
It is your 23e pregnancy week.

Length of your baby: 28.5 centimeter / 11.2 inches
Weight of your baby: 440 gram / 15.5 ozs

The ears start to develop their final shape in week 22. By now, the baby's hearing is quite well developed and he will be able to hear sounds from outside the uterus.

If you sing the same song a lot to your baby now, he'll probably recognise it after birth and it could actually comfort him.



The layer of fat under the skin is gradually increasing, and your baby is looking more and more like a newborn baby. His skin is still a little wrinkly but this will improve as the weeks go by.

You are also accumulating more amniotic fluid. By the end of your pregnancy your womb will hold a litre of amniotic fluid!

The baby may often pinch the umbilical cord. That's nothing to worry about though, the vein and the two arteries in the umbilical cord are well protected. In fact, it takes quite some strength to cut the cord, as you´ll notice after the birth. By the time the baby is born the umbilical cord will be about as long as the baby.

Your child is asleep most of the time. After he is born, you´ll soon notice that your baby has a favourite sleeping position, which he is developing right now.

Slimming while you are pregnant is very unwise!

As the fat cells are broken down harmful substances are released which can reach your baby via your bloodstream. It's best to eat as healthily as possible, especially avoiding sweets and snacks. Make sure you drink plenty of water and eat lots of fruit and vegetables. You'll lose most of the weight you've gained when you give birth and often shed the remaining pounds easily enough within the first few months after that.

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Jenny05 (41.2 days ago)
Waw


Krisey (142.8 days ago)
I`m 22 weeks 5 days pregnant I`m saying my due date should be end of July my doctor saying my due date should be early August I`m confused


Mpheza (169.8 days ago)
Can i tell the sex of the baby yet?


RandeshaW (195.8 days ago)
@randesha - “Im 22 weeks and 2 da...„
Now I`m 22 weeks in 5 days with my baby boy due June 9,2017 can`t wait but to everyone thats had miscarriage I know how it feel in its hurt but God make no mistake when its your time its gone happen I had to before I had my daughter in had one before getting pregnant with my son its hurts to loose your baby so I`m sorry for anyone who`s lost a child or had a mc




Cal (208.6 days ago)
23 weeks pregnant tomorrow, really wanna no the gender 4th pregnancy , 1st no really sickness that was a boy then to girls very sick with them and graved the same thing with both girls, and with boy I`d non of those cravings, what do use girls think xx


Parksmama (234.4 days ago)
I am 22w5d with identical twin boys...


Tommysmommy16 (438.1 days ago)
@Courtneymatcek - “At 22 weeks which is...„
So sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I also have gone through the same. My heart goes out to you, your family and your angel Harper.


Courtneymatcek (439.2 days ago)
At 22 weeks which is 5 months. I started with back pains and then stomach pains went to the doctor and they rushed me to the hospital. I was having contractions and already dilated. Gave birth to my beautiful baby girl. At 22 weeks they could not try to save her it`s only at 24 weeks that they will approve to save the child. There`s nothing more in the world more hurtful than losing a child. Please if u have had multiple miscarriages please make ur doctors look at ur cervix. Come to find out after 3 miscarriages and now a preterm pregnancy lose they found out I have an incompetent cervix. Which mean when the uterus is heavy enough UT cervix will begin to open and u go into Labor. 6.7.16 will forever be apart of my life as the worse day ever. Forever in loving memory my Harper Brooke Pillow. I love you my sweet angel ?


Qtipgirl22 (473.9 days ago)
I`m 22 weeks 6days and it`s a girl ....


Blessingbaby (596.3 days ago)
@Booberry6815 - “Update: bleeding sto...„
Thank God that the bleeding stop. Praying for you for a healthy 9mth pregnancy be good to mama Elyse


Blessingbaby (596.3 days ago)
Hi I am 22wk 5d my symptom are migraines and harder to breath when bedtime I`m not sure if this normal or what but I am not too happy with this conditions If this continue into a week I am calling the OB pray for me your sister Sandra thx!


10yrsLa8r2ndBabyBump (610.2 days ago)
22Weeks MY son is 9 everyone knows my gender but me... i find out in March a month before my due date. Feeling Excited but HEARTBURN is a killer.. Conrads to EVERYONE!!


Solovely09 (617 days ago)
22 weeks and having my second BOY.. Everyone was hoping for a girl. But another little man is a plus too.. I`m so excited. My boys are 10 years apart. So everything feels so NEW to me.


dabba13 (630.6 days ago)
Thank god 22 weeks now ..to bad my husband can`t experience this with me


sayoddy (651.7 days ago)
Haven`t known the gender yet but the regular kicks give me the assurance I needed. Looking forward to full term pregnancy and safe delivery of healthy baby in Jesus name
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Married: Dec 6th 2014. Me 29, Dh 35
Mc 04/21/15 at 12weeks
Cautiously expecting a Rainbow | March 2016
S t i c k B A B Y S t i c k. G r o w B A B Y G r o w


randesha (699.2 days ago)
Im 22 weeks and 2 days and Its a Girl im so happy!!!!


carrascolinn (705.8 days ago)
22 weeks today and baby Boy is doing great!


MillerBaby2016 (719.1 days ago)
22 weeks and 2 days today with a boy!!!!!


Jlbrictp (733 days ago)
22 weeks 4 days! It`s going by so quickly! Can`t wait for you to meet your sister and daddy!


crzyamber (745.2 days ago)
22 weeks today she been moving a lot, which is good. 18+ weeks to go!! :)


Dme22287 (756.6 days ago)
22w1day


Dme22287 (756.8 days ago)
22w1day


aklop34 (770.6 days ago)
Im almost 23 weeks and This is my Third baby he has Been moving since 13 weeks


mrs hansen (773.3 days ago)
I`m 22 weeks and 4 days and I feel baby move all the time


medwards38 (794.5 days ago)
22 Weeks today yehaw!




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