Stages of Pregnancy Week by Week
Pregnancy Week 22
As your baby continues to develop in week 22, it's time to start learning about cesarean sections, blood clots, and more.
Watch Your Baby's Growth
Your baby's ability to see, hear, smell, taste, and feel are developing stronger each day. Learn which of her senses are already working.
Your Changing Body
Feeling dizzy? This is another normal pregnancy side effect, and it's due to the fact that your blood pressure has dropped. Your blood can't move as fast as it used to, so you may feel lightheaded when you stand up or after standing for a long period of time. You're probably enjoying the benefits of pregnancy hormones now in the form of thicker hair.
Your Developing Baby
Your baby's previously see-through skin will now become opaque. However, it will remain wrinkly, red and covered in vernix until more fat helps to fill it out. Also this week, he's fine-tuning his sense of touch (thanks to maturing brain cells and nerve endings). Your baby may experiment with these newfound skills.
Tip of the Week
Tired of taking a back seat to your bump? The days of chatting about yourself or your favorite TV shows may seem long gone. Now all your friends want to talk about is your due date, the nursery, and baby names.
Your Week 22 To-Do List
1. Plan logistics with your baby shower host.
An Inside Look
Take a unique look at Baby's development inside the womb this week.
Your Pregnancy Calendar
Organize your doctor's appointments, save your ultrasound photos, and more--all in one place!