Pregnancy Calendar - Week 22
Your baby can now recognise your voice so it is a good time to start chatting, reading or singing to them. Time to brush up on your nursery rhymes!
Pregnancy massage is a wonderful way to relax and forget any pregnancy aches and pains you may have (sore back, cramping legs, fluid retention). Ensure that you only go to a masseuse who is fully trained in pregnancy massage as there are essential oils, massage techniques and positions that should be avoided when pregnant.
Sized at approximately 19cm (head to rump), your baby is able to recognise your voice, too, now, so talk or read and sing to your unborn baby. It is also a good time to play music and start teaching all those wonderful nursery rhymes you grew up with.
Your baby's skin, no longer transparent, is now opaque, and sweat glands are developing. For girls, the vagina, uterus and ovaries have formed and for boys, the testes will be dropping into the scrotum this week, with testosterone and juvenile sperm already active.
More useful links:
Find a local pregnancy massage specialist
Read about preparing the perineum for childbirth
Print off your free pregnancy to-do list
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