What to Expect when You’re 22 Weeks Pregnant
When you’re 22 weeks pregnant, your baby is about the size of a small doll and he or she should break the one-pound mark! He or she will also be developing very strong senses and can taste and hear – so spend lots of time talking and singing to your precious bump – even if you feel a little silly at first!
If you’ve got an ultrasound booked around this time, your doctor may adjust your pregnancy due date as it will be much clearer what stage of development your baby is at.
Common Symptoms at 22 Weeks Pregnant
By now, you’re well past the earliest symptom of pregnancy and you’re probably starting to feel better prepared for what’s ahead. Your belly will be quite pronounced and you’ll look (and feel!) more and more pregnant week by week! New symptoms of pregnancy will keep popping up, though – at this stage you’re likely to start becoming quite tired again (if your partner doesn’t get it, ask him to carry around a one pound sack of sugar all day long!)
Another of the symptoms pregnancy is likely to cause at 22 weeks is intense cravings and hunger. And, if you give into them and overeat, you may also experience indigestion or constipation. Our advice is to snack on high energy and high protein foods, like nuts and seeds, to keep hunger at bay without over-indulging on sugar and fats.
To Do List
Work with your partner to start planning the nursery of your dreams for your baby! If you already know the sex of your baby, you can theme the room accordingly. If not, look for neutral bases that you can add those personal touches to once baby arrives. Make sure you communicate openly about your plans and tastes to avoid unnecessary disagreements!
You probably feel pretty well-versed on all of the details of pregnancy by now. But, keep talking to friends, your partner, and your health professionals and gather pregnancy resources to help you along the way – your body and your baby are still changing day to day and knowledge is preparedness!
There are so many pregnant symptoms – some wonderful (glowing skin, fast growing hair and the excitement of becoming a parent) – and some not so good (like nausea, cramps, indigestion and mood swings). But which symptoms are normal and which could be pregnancy warning signs? We give you some tips on symptoms to look out for and how to deal with them.
The best way to curb pregnancy cravings is to have lots of small, nutritious meals throughout the day. We share some fabulous snack ideas and recipes so you won’t be tempted to overload on sugar or unhealthy fats.
If your body is starting to feel the toll of carrying around a cantaloupe-sized baby, relief is available! We introduce you to a range of tips, tools, and exercises to help ease aches, pains, and cramping during pregnancy, including the maternity support belt, pregnancy pillows and wedges and stretches and exercises you can use.