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

Pregnancy Month by Month: Month 6
Pregnancy Month by Month: Month 6

Baby's weight nearly doubles during month 6 of pregnancy! It may feel like you are packing on the pounds as well. Here's how to feel better and manage your pregnancy weight.

Your Changing Body

You may feel dizzy due to low blood pressure, which is normal around this time. Be careful when sitting or standing up suddenly to avoid falling or feeling too faint.

Your Developing Baby

Your baby's been graced with the sense of touch! Aside from feeling, your baby also has more opacity to his or her skin than before.

Your Pregnancy

You're reaping some of the physical benefits of pregnancy now--your hair probably looks great, and your manicures will last longer because your nails are stronger... woohoo! But there's a catch: You may also notice an increase in unwanted body or facial hair. Stick with waxing, shaving, or plucking to remove them; chemicals and depilatories could harm your baby-to-be.

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!

Ask Parents About Week 22

We've got answers to your questions from experts and parents who've been there.

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We've got answers to your questions from experts and parents who've been there.

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Everything in Pregnancy Week 22

More About Your Pregnancy in Week 22

Your Baby

Your Body

  • Aches and Pains

    Learn how to fight the aches and pains that come with pregnancy, from your head to your hips.

  • Blood Clots and DVT

    Find out what to watch out for concerning blood clots and DVT during your pregnancy.

  • Once A Cesarean Delivery, Always a Cesarean?

    Cesareans differ from mom to mom, and so do the range of options you have for your second birth after a cesarean.

  • Goodbye, Waistline

    You're probably sporting a pretty big bump at this point. Don't worry about it-just enjoy your new pregnant body!

  • Urine Leaks

    If you're experience the occasional urine leak, don't be embarrassed-it's completely normal.

Your Self

  • At-Your-Desk Neck Stretch

    Try these safe stretches to release built-up tension in your neck.

  • Nighttime Waking

    Try these simple fixes to help you sleep better at night.

  • Protecting Your Career

    Deciding to be a working or stay-at-home mom is a big decision, and something you should think about seriously before the baby is born.

  • Staying Safe Outdoors

    Staying safe when you're outside alone is especially important now-you're protecting two lives!

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