What happens when you're 22 weeks pregnant?

Learn about bodily changes, milestones, fetal development and TCM solutions for this week.

22weekHow your foetus is developing when you're 22 weeks pregnant:

Your bundle of joy is about 28 cm long and his skin will be less translucent than before. His nerve cells are also continuing to develop, and he may feel his face or anything he can get his hands on. Although his hair may have begun growing in week 15, some babies are born with little to no hair. This is perfectly normal, so don't you worry!

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What you can do now that you're 22 weeks pregnant:

If you're a first-time mummy, you should begin looking into whether you want to breastfeed or bottle feed your child. Since baby formula can be expensive, breastfeeding is often the more popular choice. It also provides an equal amount of nutrients, if not more! If you're opting for the latter, you may want to sign up for a breastfeeding class.

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Around week 22, you may also begin experiencing contractions. These are painless and your body's way of practicing for labour, but will increase in internsity and frequency in the preceding weeks. If it reaches a point of extreme discomfort, have a chat with your gynaecologist.

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