Pregnancy Week 22
In pregnancy week 22, your baby will be 7.5 inches long and will weigh about 12 ounce. The growth of your baby will happen regularly on each and every day now onwards. The organs of your baby are developing and are getting matured. Digestive system and even the reproductive system are getting developed in pregnancy week 22. Your baby will have properly formed eyelids and eyebrows too are in developing stage. Your baby will also have fingernails by now. The fingernails will start growing rapidly, so much so that you will need to trim your baby's nails after his or her birth. All the vital organs of your baby are learning the way they should function. Your baby's lips will also appear full in 22nd week of pregnancy.
In pregnancy week 22, your uterus is just 2cm below your belly button. You tummy is big but it is nothing compared to the tummy you will have in coming weeks. Your center of gravity will also be slightly shifted to new location from its original place. You will start getting stretch marks from this week. Many pregnant women also start getting stretch marks from very early stage of their pregnancy while some women might get stretch marks in the third semester. But there are few lucky women who will not get any stretch marks. The stretch marks will generally appear on the breasts, inner thighs, abdomen and waist. These will be either white, pink, brown or purple in color and it will mostly depend on your original skin color. There are various creams and products in the market that assure that they are capable of reducing the stretch marks and even prevent the stretch marks.
Getting stretch marks is mostly associated with genetic reasons. In case your mother has developed such marks then your chances of getting these marks is also more. But most of the time the stretch marks fade out post delivery. The stretch marks will become much lighter with one or two month after your delivery. There is no need to consider these marks as bad; in fact it is also a sign of your motherhood. The products and creams might be helpful to some extent but there is nothing that will give complete relief from stretch marks. But you can still apply these lotions, so as to take as much care of yourself as you can. In pregnancy week 22, you will also notice that your belly button will appear extended. But after you give birth to your child the naval will be back like it was before.
Even though there are many discomforts during pregnancy, one benefit of pregnancy will be that your skin will glow like it has never had such glow before. Your cheeks will appear flushed and you will get many compliments of your skin. But it is not the case with all the pregnant women. Some pregnant women may find their complexion getting duller and even get acne trouble. The changed and increased levels of hormones inside the body during pregnancy are responsible for such changes in your skin.