Week 22 of pregnancy: Mother and Babies development and changes

length

27 - 28 cm

Baby’s Development: Growing and Sensing

Your baby is now about the size of a pomegranate, measuring around 27 to 28cm long and weighing about 9oz. They’re becoming more responsive to external stimuli like your voice as their hearing and recognition continue to improve. While their skin remains transparent, their facial and body features are starting to resemble those of a newborn.

Managing Hormonal Changes and Skin Issues

During pregnancy, hormonal fluctuations can lead to changes in your skin. While increased water retention can give your skin a youthful and plump appearance, higher hormone levels may also result in excess sebum production, potentially leading to blocked pores and acne.

It’s crucial to avoid excessive rubbing or squeezing of affected areas and maintain a regular cleansing routine with a gentle cleanser. If acne becomes problematic, consult your doctor before using any over-the-counter treatments. Additionally, your stretched skin may feel more sensitive, so opt for sunscreen and moisturizers suitable for sensitive skin and wear breathable fabrics like cotton or linen.

Hydration and Self-Care

Ensure adequate hydration by drinking at least 2 litres of water daily, despite frequent restroom breaks. Carrying a water bottle can help you stay hydrated throughout the day.

If you’re experiencing dry or irritated skin, using vitamin E cream and avoiding potential irritants like perfumes or harsh soaps can provide relief. For personalized advice or assistance with any pregnancy-related concerns, feel free to reach out to our Careline team for support between 9am and 5pm, Saturday to Thursday.

 

Changes Description
Baby’s Size Your baby is now about the size of a pomegranate, measuring 27 to 28cm long and weighing around 9oz. Their facial and body features are resembling a newborn.
Sensory Development Your baby’s hearing and recognition are improving, making them more responsive to external stimuli like your voice.
Skin Changes Hormonal fluctuations may lead to changes in your skin, including increased water retention, excess sebum production, and potential acne outbreaks.
Hydration and Self-Care Stay hydrated by drinking at least 2 litres of water daily and avoid potential skin irritants. Use gentle cleansers and moisturizers suitable for sensitive skin.

 

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