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Weekly Pregnancy Guide - Week 22
Weight: 13.9oz 396g
Length (CRL): 6.34" 16.1cm
Heart rate : 146 bpm
Your baby's wake and sleep cycles become more regular.
The eyelids and eyebrows are fully formed.
The reproductive system is continuing to develop too. In boys, the testes will start to descend from the pelvis into the scrotum, and in girls, the uterus and ovaries are in place and the vagina is developed.
Taste buds have formed on the tongue, and the brain and nerve endings are formed enough so that the fetus can feel touch.
The body starts to produce white blood cells to help fight infections and diseases.
The skin has become less translucent and more opaque.
You may start to find the extra weight a bit tiring. Avoid standing for long periods of time and avoid high-heel shoes.
You may experience irregular and painless squeezing sensations near the top of your uterus. These are called Braxton Hicks contractions help to prepare you for birth, and aren't dangerous or harmful.
You may find your sexual libido increasing this trimester. Unless you have been advised by your doctor to abstain, it is generally safe to have sex while pregnant, though make sure the positions are comfortable for you.


Week 22 Fetus Picture(s):

week 4 embryo blastocyst

Week 22 pregnant belly picture:

week 2 - pregnant belly


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