22 Weeks Pregnant | Pregnancy Week by Week

22 Weeks Pregnant | Pregnancy Week by Week 1


How does the baby grow?

The baby now is 28cm long and weighs more than 400 grams. The lips, eyelids, and eyebrows are more visible, and the baby has even developed tiny tooth buds below the gums. The eyes have formed, but the iris is still lacking in pigmentation.

Looking inside the uterus, moms will see very fine hairs covering the baby’s body and the deep wrinkles on the skin.

22 Weeks Pregnant | Pregnancy Week by Week 2
22-weeks-pregnant-Your baby is the size of a papaya

Changes occurring in the mother’s body during the 22nd week of pregnancy

At this stage, moms may see stretch marks on the abdomen because the skin is stretching to accommodate the developing fetus in the abdomen. Small marks with different structures can range from pink to dark brown (depending on the skin color). Sometimes stretch marks can also appear on buttocks, thighs, hips, and breasts.

In this week, both the waist and the chest grow. Besides, moms can be surprised by the following physical changes in appearance: thick and shiny hair, increase in body hair, fast-growing nails, skin changes, stretch marks, larger and darker nipples and areola, and bigger feet.

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