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
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.