Few of the symptoms which you may notice at 22 weeks are:
Gas, indigestion, consipation and acidity will continue for some pregnant women for the remaining weeks of their pregnancy, fuelled by pregnancy hormones and pressure on the stomach and intestines owing to the growing fetus and uterus.
While part of it is due to your changing hormone levels, an increased blood flow to the pelvic area also results in an increased sex drive. For most pregnant women, sex during pregnancy is safe. However, in certain cases, women may need to abstain. You can talk to your gynaecologist to know whether sex will be safe for you during this period.
By this period in pregnancy, you may notice the formation of red or purplish streaks on your stomach and breasts, in some cases on your bums and thighs also. This happens because when your body parts strech faster than normal. These strech marks gradually disappear post-delivery.
Do you feel your heart racing like a formula F1 car? Don't panic. You are not getting a heart attack!. Your heart is overworking trying to accomodate all the increased blood flow as your body tries to support your little bean in every possible way.
Baby’s Length: 10.9 inches(28cms)
Baby’s Weight: 0.43 kgs
Your baby is now the size of an American Corn. Their grip, hearing, and vision are getting stronger by the week. Following are the development of your fetus this week.
Baby’s senses are getting stronger as the week passes by. Baby’s ears can hear and process sounds now. Try playing soothing music and observe how your baby responds to it. Meanwhile, you can start talking to your bump too and encourage your partner to do the same. This way the baby will learn to identify different voices once he/she steps foot into this world.
The baby can sense light even though their eyelids are shut. One way to test this is by shining a torch on your tummy and notice if you see any movement happening.
Another sense which the baby is fast developing is the sense of touch. They can now touch and grab whatever comes within their reach inside the womb. In this case it’s mostly the umbilical cord.