Dear future moms, in the previous 19th part of “pregnancy week by week” you were recommended pregnancy exercises. Read more recommendations today.
20 weeks pregnant
You’re in the middle of your pregnancy. The time passes quickly, doesn’t it? So if you get scared that you have not prepared all the stuff yet, just take a minute, have your favourite non-alcoholic drink and put down on a piece of paper all the things that you need to do, buy or arrange. I don’t want scare you, the pregnant for the first time, but you will prefer to take rest to shopping for the maternity equipment and force your partner to do necessary reorganization of your flat in the last few weeks before the delivery. You will definitely agree in case it is not your first time pregnancy.
What happens in the week 20?
In the 20th week of pregnancy, the baby lower limbs grow quickly to compensate the delay they had in comparison with the upper limbs in the previous weeks. There are already distinct lies that remain unchanged all the life on the palms and soles of the feet. The hands gropes around. The baby often sucks its thumb.
The fetus grows faster than the womb so they get in contact from time to time so the pregnant woman feels the movements. Free movements of the fetus in the womb is secured by nearly a half a metre long umbilical cord.
Week 20 is over
The child’s movements are strong, it kicks as it was preparing for a career of a successful soccer player at the end of the 20th week of pregnancy. Even a first time mother can therefore feel tickling movements. The fetus measures roughly fifteen centimetres from the top of the head to the bottom and weighs about 250 grams. But you could have already put on three or more kilograms.
You might have already had a second ultrasound examination and the picture of the unborn baby is displayed at your home. The gynecologist can reveal the sex of your offspring in the 20th week of pregnancy.
What is important, the doctor checked placing of the placenta, amount of the amniotic fluid and the growth of the fetus. He may also recommend you a detailed examination of the heart of the fetus by a specialist.