20 weeks pregnant

WEEK 20

What’s happening in week 20?

Congrats! you have done your half way to pregnancy and disparately awaiting for little champ…. At this stage if you wait you easily want to know about your baby gender so that you and your hubby made a shopping for him/her. You can also decide your baby name and also make arrangements for baby shower, so that your friends and family know about your pregnancy.

At a glance

  • Your baby at this stage is the size of a banana.

  • His/her weighs is about 10.2 ounces and if measures from crown to rump is about 6.5 inches.

  • At this stage some women experiences about high sex drive , and as long as your hubby or partner is up for it too.

  • Women also experiencing some embarrassing and annoying pregnancy symptoms at this stage.

  • Vaginal discharge is increasing day by day until delivery. Always keep your vaginal area clean and clear to avoid bacterial infection which is harmful for you and your baby.

  • Stretch marks are on their way as your baby stretches day by day due to your baby growth.

  • Swelling, heartburn, leg cramps and indigestion experiencing many women.

  • As baby grows day by day and uterus expands it pushes against your lungs, causing you to feel short of breath.

Your baby at 20 weeks

As baby grows bigger day by day and if he/she finds space then they make a fun turning somersaults. Baby can hear mother’s heartbeat and also the noises made outside of environment like music etc. Baby’s hair is starting to grow and there key elements of their development going on as the nerves in their brain which control the senses are still forming, eventually enabling them to smell, see, hear, taste and touch.

You at 20 weeks pregnant

  • At 20 week, doctor or your health care provider will measure fundal height at each parental visit. It is a height or distance from the public bone to the top of your uterus. It is very necessary for baby and mother too because the higher and lower fundal height could determine the pregnancy conditions such as gestational diabetes and position of your baby such as breach or not.
  • Women surely have to weight their gain and aiming to gain one or two pounds per week.
  • Take care of your personal lifestyle, walk is very essential. Also checkout your blood pressure regularly.
  • Drink cranberry juice to help prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs).
  • Some pregnant women experiencing pelvis pain called  pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain (PRGP), so consult to your health care provider.
  • Many pregnant mothers might experience some aching in their tummy as bump continues to grow – this is due to the ligaments each side of your womb stretching as your baby gets bigger and bigger.

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