Week 22: You may be developing hemorrhoids and constipation. Lucky you! At this point, the fetus weighs almost a pound.
What to do now:
• Keep downing the fluids and fiber-rich foods, but talk to your doc before taking any laxatives or stool softeners.
From the stressful (prenatal tests! gaining weight!) to the sheer fun (buying maternity clothes! your baby shower!), growing a baby involves a seemingly endless host of developments to expect, plan and accomplish. Our step-by-step timeline and checklist will help you navigate your pregnancy with as little stress and guesswork as possible. So grab your pencil, put your feet up and simply gestate!