At 22 weeks of gestation lasts an increase in the functional activity of the liver. The intensity of lipid metabolism changes, so the 22th week of pregnancy characterized by increased levels of cholesterol and lipids in the blood. The twenty-second week of pregnancy — the period when the liver, usually performs the function of detoxification, working at maximum capacity. In addition, progesterone, the concentration of which increases in obstetric 24 weeks of pregnancy, and has a strong relaxing effect on the gallbladder that causes a disturbance of the outflow of bile. When the error in the diet it becomes a predisposing factor for gallstones. All changes in the liver at 22 weeks from conception are functional, histological changes within a six-month pregnancy in it.
Normally, a woman feels perturbation that occurs more and more insistent. The child is constantly rotated. However, its small size does not bring tangible discomfort. Activity toddler worse in the evening and decreases after eating.
Stomach 22 weeks pregnant
Belly of a woman continues to grow. Fundus coincides with the level on which the navel. Weight women also gradually increased. Height of the abdomen and weight gain are included in individual map pregnant that the doctor gets the first prenatal visit. On average, by the end of the second trimester weight women should increase by 7.5-8 kg.
Fruit week twenty two of pregnancy
The size of the fetus has reached 32 cm, weight — 600-700 grams. A baby’s skin is impermeable to amniotic waters, their number gradually increases. Part of the water baby swallows. It is necessary for the normal functioning of its respiratory and digestive systems. Fetal development in terms of active formation of the central nervous system continues. In the brain dramatically increases the number of blood vessels, angiogenesis (neovascularization) and goes throughout the body. Neurons are grouped together to form a pyramid brain. Brain is capable of adaptive and compensatory reactions. Premature labor in this period the child has a good chance of survival (breathing without the support of a ventilator, the regulation of body functions CNS), whereas two weeks ago, they accounted for only 10%.
Weight gain, stretching of the uterus, irritation of adjacent organs fetal movements — all contribute to pain. Although a woman’s body constantly produces hormones that reduce pain threshold, fully neutralize it, they can not. Possible functional pain in the legs, back, side. You should try to relax more often, not to be on your feet for a long time, use the special bandages.
Dangerous pain in the right upper quadrant, accompanied by fever, vomiting, jaundice. This may indicate an exacerbation of chronic cholecystitis.
Blood tests show a decrease of albumin, hemoglobin, a slight increase in bilirubin and alkaline phosphatase. ESR increased by 2-2.5 times. If hemoglobin is reduced significantly, the doctor will recommend iron supplementation. Iron deficiency anemia is common in women frequently. Hemoglobin must not fall below 115 g / l in this term.
For suspected placental insufficiency performed hormonal blood analysis. Standards placental lactogen blood — 3,6-4,4 mg / l, progesterone 71-87 nmol / l.
Doppler ultrasound is performed for diagnosis of intrauterine growth retardation, placental anomaly detection and fetoplacental blood flow, establish amount of amniotic fluid.
Power to the 22 week
Meals should be excluded fried food because it creates an additional burden on the liver. Cholecystitis danger is increased. Eat salads dressed with olive or linseed oil, since the latter are rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids. But animal fats consumed should not be. Dairy products (yogurt, kefir, and others.), Along with meat should be included in the daily diet of women. Milk and tonic drinks are not recommended.
Sex at the discretion of the woman. If you want, try to follow the recommendations of your doctor. Contraindications to the vicinity are from the genital tract, habitual miscarriage history, Cervical incompetence, gestosis, sexually transmitted diseases and other.