Week 22 of Pregnancy - FamilyEducation

Week 22 of Pregnancy

Second Trimester

Your 22nd Week

Deciding on a name for your baby can be tricky, so start making that list.
22 week fetus in uterus
6. Your uterus may now reach above your belly button, but there is a wide variation in belly size among women at the same week of pregnancy.
5. Beneath the skin, layers of body fat are being stored. Fats are essential because they contribute to the full development of the nervous system.
4. In boy babies, the testes are still hidden within the pelvic cavity.
3. At 22 weeks the average crown to heel length is 10.1 in (25.6 cm), and the average weight is 10.6 oz (300 g).
2. Every bone in your baby's body now contains bone marrow capable of producing blood cells.
1. The hands move constantly, reaching out to touch the face or clutch at the umbilical cord.
Your uterus may now reach above your belly buttonBeneath the skin, layers of body fat are being stored.In boy babies, the testes are still hidden within the pelvic cavity.At 22 weeks, the average crown to heel length is 10.1 inEvery bone in your baby's body now contains bone marrowThe hands move constantly, reaching out to touch the face or clutch at the umbilical cord.
You may not know the sex of your baby but you and your partner can still have fun choosing names. This is a discussion that can run on and on. Some couples don't make up their minds until the baby is born. With such matters to preoccupy you, it's probably hard to stay focused at work. Try to pace yourself without letting standards slip. Eating little and often, and drinking lots of water, will help you stay alert.

You are 21 Weeks and 1 Day Pregnant

Your baby todayFine capillaries carrying blood underneath the skin lend a pinkish tone to your baby. Fat deposits are still sparse so the skin is still quite thin. Within the capillaries red blood cells are carrying oxygen to every part of your baby's body. read more

You are 21 Weeks and 2 Days Pregnant

Your baby todayThe next three months are a time of particularly rapid growth for your baby. Cells are dividing, expanding, and maturing in every part of her body. The placenta too is growing and maturing, but this is far less important than your baby's growth from now on. read more

You are 21 Weeks and 3 Days Pregnant

Your baby todayIn this 3D scan the baby's skin looks quite lumpy in parts. This isn't really the case. If the baby suddenly moves during a scan, the image can have difficulty "keeping up" and creates this unusual effect. read more

You are 21 Weeks and 4 Days Pregnant

Your baby todayWhen looking down on the baby, the nose can look quite wide because the nasal bridge is not yet fully developed. This gives the characteristic "button nose" shape that many babies keep throughout the pregnancy. read more

You are 21 Weeks and 5 Days Pregnant

Your baby todayThere is still plenty of room for your baby to move around. Your baby is able to perform complete somersaults and change position several times a day or even several times in a few minutes. read more

You are 21 Weeks and 6 Days Pregnant

Your baby todayThis is a close-up of the baby's skin just behind the ear. Every part of the skin's surface has small ridges and hollows in a unique pattern. During this week the dermal ridges-the deeper layers of skin-start to mature, giving rise to finger- and toeprints. read more

You are 22 Weeks Exactly Pregnant

Your baby todayThe vertebrae that make up your baby's spinal column encircle and protect the spinal cord. The vertebrae are seen here on an ultrasound scan, forming a long chain (white areas) that narrows at the base of the spine and ends with a slight outward curve. read more