Your Pregnancy At Week 22

Weight: 430g   Size: 27.8cm, Spaghetti squash  Weeks Left: 18
In a nutshell
Your baby can now taste what you are eating
Lather up your bump to try and prevent those stretch marks
Your baby’s lungs are developing nicely
Your breast may start leaking colostrum

Your Body at Week 22

Are you finding yourself losing your balance a bit more this week? This is because your posture will have changed by this stage in result of the enlarging uterus and your baby being slung forwards into the middle of your body, which means your centre of gravity has changed.

The way to deal with this, is to lean backwards, arch your back, and ensure that your legs are wider than normal. However, this change in posture can result in backache, since the ligaments of your abdomen, back and pelvis are under strain. This is where a pregnancy support belt would come in handy, to relieve pressure. 

Your Baby At Week 22

Inside your baby's body, the nervous and skeletal systems are continuing to mature. This means the movements you are feeling inside are more deliberate rather than random movements.

You have possibly noticed by now, that your baby has their own sleeping pattern. However, this isn’t always when it suits you, which results in keeping you up majority of the night, whilst they bounce around inside your bump oblivous to making mummy not very happy the following morning! 

Week 22 TODO's

  1. Make time to connect with your little one. Leaving your phone alone an hour before bed so you really get to see all the wriggles your baby is doing.
  2. Have you discussed with your friends about a baby shower? Get the ball rolling with this as you can be involved with making this day as perfect as you want it to be.
  3. Plan a day to get some baby furniture set up this week with the help of your partner of course.
  4. Invest in some nipple pads, to help the leaky breasts.

Week 22 FAQ's

Product of the Week

Lansinoh Washable Nursing Pads

£12.49 £12.49

Lansinoh Washable Nursing Pads use a three-layer protection technology to protect against leaks

Boy & Girl Name of the Week

Gender: Male Origin: Latin Meaning: "One, Unity"
Gender: Female Origin: Scottish diminutive of Margaret Meaning: "Pearl"

Recipe of the Week

All-In-One Paella with Chicken and Peppers
BABYGO Recipe of the Week
4.5 / 5
1 hour and 35 Min
Serves 4
9 Ingreds


  • 1 red onion chopped
  • 2 red peppers, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, grated
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 250g paella rice
  • 600ml hot chicken stock
  • 1 lemon, juice only
  • Salt and pepper
  • Cooking Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
    2. Once the onion, peppers, garlic and chicken are cut, throw into a roasting tin or a large casserole dish large enough to fit this all. Put in the oven to roast for 25 minutes.
    3. After the 25 minutes is up, remove the tin from the oven and stir in the paella rice and hot chicken stock. Cover tightly with foil or a lid. Return the dish to the oven at 160 degrees and cook for a further hour until the rice is cooked through.
    4. Once the paella is cooked, add a dash more of the hot chicken stock to adjust the texture you wish. Squeeze over the lemon juice, taste and adjust with salt and pepper.

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