Your Pregnancy At Week 22

Weight: 430g   Size: 27.8cm   Weeks Left: 18
In a nutshell
Your baby can now taste what you are eating
Lather up your bump to try and prevent those stretch marks
Your baby’s lungs are developing nicely
Your breast may be leaking colostrum

Your Body at Week 22

Week 22 FAQ's

November 13, 2019

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Boy & Girl Name of the Week

Gender: Male Origin: Latin Meaning: "One, Unity"
Gender: Female Origin: Scottish diminutive of Margaret Meaning: "Pearl"

Recipe of the Week

All-In-One Paella with Chicken and Peppers
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4.5 / 5
1 hour and 35 Min
Serves 4
9 Ingreds


  • 1 red onion chopped
  • 2 red peppers, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, grated
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 250g paella rice
  • 600ml hot chicken stock
  • 1 lemon, juice only
  • Salt and pepper

Cooking Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Once the onion, peppers, garlic and chicken are cut, throw into a roasting tin or a large casserole dish large enough to fit this all. Put in the oven to roast for 25 minutes.
  3. After the 25 minutes is up, remove the tin from the oven and stir in the paella rice and hot chicken stock. Cover tightly with foil or a lid. Return the dish to the oven at 160 degrees and cook for a further hour until the rice is cooked through.
  4. Once the paella is cooked, add a dash more of the hot chicken stock to adjust the texture you wish. Squeeze over the lemon juice, taste and adjust with salt and pepper.

Week 22 TODO's

  1. Make time to connect with your little one, leaving your phone alone an hour before bed so you really get to see all the wriggles your baby is doing.
  2. Have you discussed with your friends about a baby shower? Get the ball rolling with this as you can be involved with making this day as perfect as you want it to be.
  3. Plan a day to get some baby furniture set up this week with the help of your partner of course.
  4. Invest in some nipple pads, to help the leaky breasts.

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From the What to Expect editorial team and Heidi Murkoff, author of What to Expect When You’re Expecting. Health information on this site is based on peer-reviewed medical journals and highly respected health organizations and institutions including ACOG (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists), CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics), as well as the What to Expect books by Heidi Murkoff.

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