Week 22 Of Your Pregnancy

Week 22! past the half way mark and the weeks feel like they are flying by! Before you know it you’ll be cuddling your gorgeous little bundle!

Your baby has started growing hair on its head. Some babies are born completely bald, but some arrive with a full head of hair. Now is the time it will start to sprout.

You baby is now as big as a coconut, so that might explain why you may be feeling a bit breathless.


Stretch marks may now start to appear around 22 weeks on your abdomen and are one of the most common side-effects of pregnancy, along with varicose veins, morning sickness, and swollen ankles. Just like these other symptoms, not every woman gets them, but a lot of women do.

Although you can’t get rid of stretch marks completely, there are some things that you can do to make them a little less pronounced. Here are some ways to prevent stretch marks.


You are just over the halfway point in your pregnancy and may find working more stressful. If you originally planned to work right up to the birth you may change your mind around this time or wonder how you will get through the next 18 weeks. On the other hand you could be feeling great as many pregnant women get a surge of energy in the second trimester. Try to take it easy at work and let colleagues help share the load. Make sure you write everything down as you could be more absentminded than usual.


The second trimester is the best time to take a holiday as you may feel heavy and uncomfortable during the third trimester and after a certain stage in your pregnancy, you won’t be permitted to fly.

Taking a holiday now is well advised as chances are you won’t get another break for some time after the baby is born. This could be the last opportunity you and your partner get to have a holiday with just the two of you for a very long time.

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