Pregnancy Week 22

What to expect on pregnancy week 22

Fetal Development on Week 22
Fetus at Week 22At this week your baby weighs in at one pound and measures nearly a foot in length. The brain begins rapid growth and the eyebrows and eyelids are formed. If the baby is a male the testes are now descending into the scrotum.
Maternal Changes on Week 22
Your uterus is now extending past your belly button and you will continue to gain weight. To relieve the stress that this extra weight has on your back, try not to sit or stand for long periods of time and when you do sit raise your knees higher than your hips.
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Pregnancy most commonly lasts 40 weeks, this website provides information of a general nature and is not a replacement for professional healthcare advise. There are many factors that can influence a pregnancy due date including age, ethnicity, number of previous children, and length of menstrual cycle. Every woman's pregnancy is different and the due date can only be estimated within a certain degree of accuracy.
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