Getting more crowded inside your belly. Now, you are at 22 weeks pregnant, and your baby is striking your space – at least. This is why it might be hard to breathe in and why your back might feel like killing you anyway. When your baby is growing, she or he might be stretched out your belly so much, on the 22-week pregnancy so that you start to get more stretch marks (sorry for saying that). You should know that weeks 22 pregnant is the right time to arrange the maternity portrait session. So, this is your 2nd trimester pregnant before entering the third trimester.
How big your 22-weeks baby?
When you are at weeks 22 pregnant, then your baby has a coconut size. The average size in this 22 weeks around 10.9 inches from head to toe and 15.2 ounces. This is pretty hard to keep track, so the week 22 pregnant means that you are at four months and around four weeks pregnant. After your week 22 was ends, then you will be officially being five months pregnant.
Your 22 weeks pregnant belly
The average of 22 weeks pregnant belly was around 20 to 24 centimeters from the pelvic bone to the top of your uterus – which is also known as the fundal height. If you reached the weeks 22 pregnant with little twins, so you do not have to consider the fundal height because of two pregnancies were all so varied, there is no real typical in this point. In this stage, your weight gain might be run in your mind. Your doctor might tell you to maintain to gain weight slowly and steadily – around 1 pound of slightly more in each week, this is also depending on your body type. For doing it, people suggested eating around 300 extra calories each day. You do not have to be obsessed with the calorie counting – this is a good guideline that can keep in your mind.
300 extra calories mean that you have to eat properly three meals a day, along with one or two small snacks. In fact, you have to consider to change it and eating five or six small snacks in a day. Therefore, it might be easier to follow the well-rounded diet. Besides that, by taking small snacks and more routine, then you will decrease your chances of getting energy dropped or indigestion, heartburn or other problems at weeks 22 pregnant belly.
Now your baby has lips and eyes were more developing, even your baby might look like the newborn. The cycle of baby’s sleeping around 12 to 14 hours each day. They might be sleeping those times when you do not feel any kicks. If you do not have got a mid-pregnancy ultrasound, then you can try it this week. Getting ultrasound at weeks 22 pregnant or 23 weeks pregnant provides you with a glimpse al off the major organs and body parts as well. You might be finished with the rest of genetic testing for now. Feel more relieved that you get done all of it.
Is there any symptom?
The most common symptoms when you reached weeks 22 pregnant was taking so much space in your body. You might notice that your stretch mark is more visible because your skin expanded quickly or even getting tear under the surface. Stretch mark might not go away completely, however, its color will fade after giving birth, therefore they will be less noticeable as well. If you take a look closer in your belly, then you might find outtie belly button as the result of expanding belly as well. You still get a vaginal discharge and you have the waterworks down there, you do not have to worry because this is jutted the result of increased blood flow inside your body. This is a great moment you can enjoy and you might miss them one day.