Pregnancy Week 22

It is now 21 weeks from your last menstrual period. Your baby is now at 19 weeks gestation and is almost 7 inches long from crown to rump and weighs about 14 ounces. During the next few weeks, your baby will grow to about 10 inches long and reach half of the length it will have at birth.

Advice for Mom

If you haven’t already, now’s a good time to register for a childbirth education program or a refresher course.

If you have been exercising during your pregnancy, keep it up despite feeling a bit awkward or bulky. Swimming is a wonderful choice!

One of the most common complaints of pregnancy is backaches. A support may do wonders for you! While backaches are common in pregnancy, a dull, low backache, especially if it comes and goes or develops a pattern, may be a sign of pre-term labor. A call to your doctors office is in order.

A body pillow can be your best friend! Many women find that sleeping with a body pillow along side them and between their legs can ease their fatigued body and lead to a more restful nights sleep.

What do you think?