Pregnant - week 22
ZP® - English, 18 January 2019 12:12Laatste update op: 2 August 2019 16:11
You will probably notice that your baby becomes especially active when you lie down for some rest and that it sleeps when you are busy.
This isn’t as strange as it seems. Your movements cause the baby to be rocked to sleep; as soon as you lie down, it wakes up because the rocking stops.
Beware of lifting heavy things: this can be harmful to your belly, pelvis and back. Your lower ribs may now start to hurt. This is because the uterus and your growing baby are pushing them out. To lighten this discomfort as much as possible, it is best to sit up as much as possible or raise your arms above your head.
The baby sleeps for most of the day. The baby is now over 28 centimeters long and weighs almost 450 grams, which is about the size of a coconut.
No matter how active the baby is at times, most of the time is spent sleeping. Snugly cuddled up in its favorite fetus position, which is a little different for each baby.
Some sleep with the chin on the chest and pulled up knees, others with one stretched leg or with a hand on their head. Your baby will feel best even after birth in this characteristic sleeping position.