Fetal Development Pictures | 22 Weeks
Fetal Development at 22 weeks:
genitaliaGenitaliaThe genitals are more distinct: a baby boy's testes have begun to descend into the scrotum, and a baby girl's ovaries and vagina have already formed. In fact, an ultrasound could reveal the gender of your baby this week.
brainBrainNerve centers are becoming distinct, marking the start of an important state of mental development.
amniotic sacAmniotic SacThe membranes that will cushion and protect your baby in the womb are forming and filling with amniotic fluid.
What's happening this week:
Your baby is about 7 1/2 inches from crown to rump, and the organs are growing very quickly. The brain is gaining brain cells, the skin is growing thicker and the stomach and intestines are maturing. The lips, eyebrows and fingernails are much more pronounced now, too.
Your pregnancy week by week: 22 Weeks Pregnant