40w LaterGuide

Pregnancy Weekly Guide

[Week 22 Baby] Your corn-sized baby is swallowing amniotic fluid to practice breathing.

There are many factors that separate preterm delivery and miscarriage.

One is the baby's weight at 500g.

With if delivered prematurely, a baby heavier than 500g has a better chance of survival.

Your baby swallows amniotic fluid to practice breathing. So if you have a significantly low fluid reserve, it can affect the baby's lung development. Drink lots of water! Your baby's brain is also developing, which will continue after birth, too.

And even more shocking news! We thought it all wrong. Babies don't learn to make grasps from their parents: babies teach themselves by grabbing their ears, nose, or umbilical cord from week 22 and on.