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Week 22


Pregnancy MomWhat Is Happening To Your Body

As your baby and your belly continue to grow, the extra weight may take a toll on your back. Stretching, exercise and resting can all help relieve back pain.

 

You may start noticing your uterus practicing for delivery with painless contractions called Braxton Hicks contractions. Don’t worry if you experiencing them — they usually aren’t dangerous or harmful. However, if the contractions become more frequent, painful or intense, contact your health care provider — regular, painful contractions may be a sign of preterm labor.

 

Pregnancy BabyWhat Is Happening To Your Baby

Your baby measures about 10.9 inches (27.8 cm) long from head to heel, or roughly the length of a spaghetti squash. At this point, your baby weighs about 12.25 ounces (347.3 grams).


Your baby is developing the senses it will use in the outside world. Taste buds have started to form on the tongue. The baby's brain and the nerve endings are also developed enough so that the baby can has a sense of touch. Your baby may begin testing its sense of touch by touching its face or sucking its thumb.


Your baby’s reproductive system is developing. In boys, the testes have begun to drop from the abdomen, while in girls, the uterus and ovaries are in place and the vagina has developed.


You may notice your baby kicking and turning as well. His or her heartbeat can also be heard with a stethoscope.

 

 

 

 

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Ultrasound images courtesy of GE Healthcare

 

The clinical images and information presented in this application represent normal fetal growth during a typical pregnancy.  The images and information are to be used for educational purposes only  and not for diagnostic purposes.  Please consult a licensed physician regarding any specific questions pertaining to your pregnancy.

 

 

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