Stages of Pregnancy Week by Week

What My Baby Looks Like in Week 22

Look at your baby in week 22 to see the latest fetal developments happening inside the womb.

From head to foot, your fetus is about 11 inches with a weight of just under 1 pound. The brain is growing and starting to develop more complex neurological connections. The developing fetus can now hear your heart beat, your stomach churn, and hear the sound of your voice. Just below newly formed eyebrows and beneath newly formed eyelids are more developed eyes that continue to sense light. If given the chance the fetus might even turn away from bright lights.
Illustrations Courtesy of the Sprout Pregnancy App

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An Inside Look

Take a unique look at Baby's development inside the womb this week.

Your Growing Belly

A month-by-month photo gallery of pregnancy.

Your Growing Baby

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Your Pregnancy Week 22

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Create a Baby Name Quiz

Girl and Boy name suggestions, take our quiz and find the names for your newest family member.

Gender Predictor Quiz

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Share Your Belly Photos

Each month post pics of your pregnant belly to share with family and friends and for a chance to be featured in American Baby magazine! Browse month-by-month pregnant belly galleries to see what other women just like you are looking like, doing, and wearing from the first trimester right up to very pregnant belly pictures.

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