Pregnancy week 22

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22 weeks pregnant: What to expect


Your baby at 22 weeks pregnant

Check out what happened with your baby's development last week.

Brow know-how. Your baby can now furrow actual eyebrows! T hese fine hairs are pure white since they don't contain any pigment yet. His eyelids have developed too, although they'll stay fused shut until about 28 weeks.

Inside workout. Now that his arms and legs are proportional (but not their final size), he's kicking, grasping, flexing and clasping his hands. Little fingernails now completely cover his fingertips – and they keep growing. In fact, you may need to trim your baby's nails right after birth so that he doesn't scratch himself.

Prepare for padding. At this point, your baby only has one percent body fat. He’ll now be adding on layers of brown fat to help produce and retain body heat.

Your pregnancy at 22 weeks

Feeling it. Your belly has grown enough for you to really "feel" pregnant, and the rest of the world knows it too. Your morning sickness has probably ended, which your appetite is back.

Under the weather. If you come down with a cold or flu, wait for your doctor to approve over-the-counter meds before taking them. Drink extra fluids, rest, eat regularly and renew your belief in the restorative powers of chicken soup. It's hot, liquid and nutritious – everything you need when you're sick.

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