22 twenty-second week of pregnancy

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Twenty-second week of pregnancy

Greetings, this week you entered the sixth month of pregnancy, in the middle of your path to becoming a mother and in the middle of the second trimester. Generally it is a quiet time, you have not put on too many pounds, you may feel tired at times but in general you feel good and full of energy. It is the right time to take a little trip, or to give yourself and your partner some pleasant moments of relaxation in anticipation of future commitments.



Read also: Pregnancy, mom and baby month by month 

How the child grows

Continue to to swim in its pool of amniotic fluid, and during this time you can feel the fetus move. He still sleeps most of the time and only stays awake 4 hours a day, but when he is awake he does a lot of somersaults and kicks sometimes towards the upper abdomen, sometimes down towards the pubis.
In fact, its muscles are in connection with the nervous system.
It is about 26 centimeters and weighs about 360 grams. Its growth has been enormous in these first months but from now on it will grow more slowly: at the time of birth it will be about 50 centimeters long.



Her eyes they are still closed, but the iris begins to color and lashes and eyebrows appear.
His skin is constantly changing, but it is very wrinkled because the fat is not yet produced. The skin is covered with a hollow paint which protects her from amniotic fluid.
Your immune system begins to function because your body produces the former White blood cells.

Symptoms of the XNUMXnd week of pregnancy

You may begin to feel heartburn, a burning sensation that spreads to your lower chest and regurgitates small amounts of acidic fluid. Ask your doctor to give you an antacid to neutralize this problem.



Il blood volume it continues to increase and this can lead to some unpleasant disturbance.
First one possible anemia usually manifested by tiredness, paleness of the face, shortness of breath. The gynecologist may prescribe a blood test and possibly a supplement of iron.
Food rich in iron such as legumes, spinach, chocolate must not be missing from the diet.
And foods rich in Vitamin C they can help you feel less tired.

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How mom's body changes

In this early sixth month, the belly is now quite large due to the width and volume of the uterus which is now well above the navel. The mammary glands prepare for eventual breastfeeding and this can cause the nipples to start producing yellowish drops of colostrum.

The gums can swell due to hormones that during pregnancy they are produced by your endocrine system: saliva during gestation is more acidic and therefore dangerous for the enamel, so be careful to wash them often, after meals and after eating something sweet. Do not forget that it is very important to take care of dental hygiene during the whole period of pregnancy

Curiosities about the twenty-second week of pregnancy

La skin it may begin to look drier, the nipples are darker, and old scars or blemishes may be more pronounced. It is a temporary phenomenon that will disappear after giving birth.

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Weeks of pregnancy

If you want to know more about the other 40 weeks of pregnancy, we have created a nine-month calendar with advice on health, nutrition and tests to be done during the 40 weeks. You will also be able to find out about the changes in the mother's body, how the baby bump grows and how the fetus develops.

  • Pregnancy Week Calendar
  • The midwife's advice for 40 weeks of pregnancy
  • Pregnancy video from conception to birth
  • Pictures of pregnancy week by week
  • Exams to do in pregnancy

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