So far, the body of the pregnant woman has undergone several changes, but until the end of the pregnancy, when the delivery finally arrives, new symptoms and experiences may still appear.
The uterus is already taller, approximately 2cm to 3cm above the navel, and until the 26th week of gestation it will continue to rise.
As a result, there is also greater pressure on the organs and the diaphragm, which can make a woman’s breathing more difficult. Therefore, it is common for her to feel more tired and out of breath, as her belly gets bigger and heavier.
In this phase, the baby’s limbic system (region responsible for the formation of emotions) is forming. This can interfere a lot in the pregnant woman, as she may suffer from major mood changes.
Find out more about what happens in the body of the pregnant woman and the baby in the 22nd week of pregnancy!
What is the weight and size of the baby at 22 weeks of gestation?
The baby at 22 weeks of gestation has an approximate size of 27cm, measuring from the head to the heel. Its size is compared to that of a papaya or a bunch of bananas. Its weight can vary a lot, but, on average, it is expected to be between 360g to 400g.
Changes and symptoms in the 22-week pregnant woman: how is the belly?
The woman may experience some uncomfortable symptoms, such as heartburn and indigestion. This is due to hormonal changes. What can be done to alleviate it is the consumption of healthy and light foods, always every 3 hours.