Your 22nd week begins
- At 22 weeks of gestation the baby already has nails and plays with little hands passing over the face and ears.
- If mom can no longer eat like before, she has to try to eat smaller meals , but never go more than 3 hours without eating.
- The bones of the inner ear have already fully formed and their hearing is adapting, but they can already hear the voices outside the belly with great clarity.
- Most doctors order the second trimester morphological exam that usually happens between 21 and 22 weeks.
- Your blood pressure in some cases tends to get a little higher from now on so if you experience constant headaches report it to your doctor ok?
MORE ON 22 WEEKS OF GESTATION
At 22 weeks of gestation the baby already has nails and plays with little hands passing over the face and ears. Now his fetal development is complete, showing a perfect baby, just a little thinner than the day of birth. If mom can no longer eat like before, she has to try to eat smaller meals, but never go more than 3 hours without eating . Your baby needs to grow! Now it weighs about 430 grams and measures about 27.8 cm.
The bones of the inner ear have already fully formed and their hearing is adapting, but they can already hear the voices outside the belly with great clarity. As he still has a lot of space in his belly, he can move smoothly, do pirouettes and play with legs and hands the way he wants. It still has enough space inside the uterus, but this condition will soon change. Your baby’s traits as well as nose and mouth are defined and can be seen through the ultrasound exam.
Your bones start to get stronger every day, preparing for birth including your cartilage and muscles. Her little kicks and hand movements can already be felt by Mom, stronger and more intense. In a little while, the feeling can be shared with Daddy, who will put his hand in and feel the kick of his heir or princess.
How is Mom Feeling …
Everything in order with the baby’s exams? And most doctors order the second trimester morphological exam that usually happens between 21 and 22 weeks . But don’t be disappointed if he doesn’t ask, aren’t all GOs asking for this morphological ultrasound , and what is it for then? To see if the baby’s organs are all perfectly formed.
Of course, if there is any suspicion of malformation, there has to be a more in-depth investigation, but nothing that solves the case before birth, is just to find out and not have any kind of surprise on the day of delivery think like a preventive measure and know that a minority gives some kind of problem, don’t worry. Your blood pressure in some cases tends to get a little higher from now on so if you experience constant headaches report it to your doctor ok?
Are you having trouble going to the bathroom? Feeling pain? During this period it is quite common for women to suffer from the appearance of hemorrhoids! They occur due to dilation of the veins in the anus. Try to eat properly and include foods rich in fiber in the menu, in addition to ingesting enough water that helps in the formation of feces making it easier to go to the bathroom.
The frequency at the time of urination only tends to increase as the pregnancy progresses, but be alert if at the time of pee you feel burning or pain , as it is very common at this stage to have urinary infections . For any different symptom, tell your obstetrician to perform a urine test. Speaking of which, pregnant women can take antibiotics! As long as it is ideal for your state. Usually cephalexin is used. Talk to your doctor.
Are you ever more sensitive to what you see and hear, and a simple margarine commercial makes you cry? Don’t be worried, your hormone levels are getting higher and higher and alter your emotional. Talk to your partner and ask for help to keep your routine as smooth and stress-free as possible. A lot of affection and pampering doesn’t hurt anyone, does it?
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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.