22 gestational week

22 gestational week corresponds to the 6th month of pregnancy and falls in the second trimester. The child’s organism becomes more and more refined. It is inextricably linked to the mother, even emotionally. Therefore, it is advisable for a pregnant woman to fill her with positive emotions and thoughts. It is possible that at this stage of pregnancy it is difficult to stay in one place, sit and do something monotonous.

Size and development of the fetus in the 22nd gestational week

  • Height – 27.8 cm.
  • Weight – 430 g.
  • Head circumference – 18.8 cm.
  • Abdominal circumference – 17.6 cm.

In 22 gestational weeks, the baby is already 28 cm long and weighs half a kilogram. Its head diameter is already 53.2 mm, chest – 53.4 mm and abdomen – 54.1 mm.

The size of the brain continues to increase. It now weighs 100 g.

The nervous system continues to improve. So far the child could move his arms and legs, but now he can make movements with his head.

The cardiovascular system is also developing. The weight of the heart increases, and calcium accumulates in the bones. As a result, they are getting stronger. The vertebrae of the spine are more clearly distinguishable.

If for some reason the child is born in the twenty-second gestational week, there are high chances that it will survive.

You should know, however, that premature babies are on oxygen for a long time and are fed through a tube. Their condition is monitored with the help of a lot of equipment. This care continues until they gain a healthy weight.

What does a pregnant woman feel during the twenty-second gestational week?

Before the last few weeks, the pregnant woman is actively gaining weight. However, she has continued to be active. Now you may feel that you are slightly clumsy.

The uterus is steadily increasing in size. Sleep problems continue to be a daily occurrence. We therefore recommend that you lie down for a little while during the day.

You may notice swelling when you take off your shoes and clothes. A sign of this is marks left on the skin. The cause of this may be gestosis, also called late toxicosis.

These swellings can occur not only externally but also internally. The problem is that the second type of swelling can put pressure on blood vessels leading to the placenta. This will impair the flow of nutrients to the child.

If you are given such a diagnosis, pay more serious attention to the child’s movements. If they are out of order, this is a reason to consult a doctor.

Continue to monitor the characteristics of the vaginal currents. They should be moderate in quantity and light/milky in colour. They are also defined as whitish.

You already know that at the slightest changes in their character it is advisable to see a doctor. The appearance of a bloody discharge can be a sign of a serious problem.

If you notice a watery discharge, there is a risk that it is amniotic fluid. There is a risk of infecting the child. See a doctor immediately.

The pregnant woman’s menu in the twenty-second gestational week

If certain foods you no longer feel like eating, give them up for a while. During pregnancy, it is normal for certain smells to become disgusting to you. It is different for every woman.

To make sure that you supply your body and your child with the nutrients they need, try to replace the excluded products with their alternatives.

What is seen on an ultrasound?

During the 22nd gestational week, the child’s brain is already more developed. The nervous system is refining and the child may even be trying to smile. Now when you feel grief or joy, the fetus reacts like a barometer. It can accurately determine what the conditions are in your home.

If you used to watch his heart beating, now you may notice the diaphragm. It separates the thoracic from the abdominal region. The spinal column is now fully formed. The doctor will pay special attention to the umbilical cord. By its contours on a photo it can be determined whether everything is fine. It is located next to the baby’s body.

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