pregnant woman

Week 20

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My Body in the 20th Week

Trimester 2 of your pregnancy

By now you are probably feeling the many turns and twists of your baby as she makes your uterus into her own personal "exercise" room. Her growth is also causing your abdominal muscles to stretch and be pushed apart. You may also feel a dull ache in your abdomen as your "round ligaments" stretch. It's also not unusual to feel light-headed when you move quickly from a sitting to standing position.

My Baby in the 20th Week

At the midpoint of your pregnancy, baby weighs about 260 g and measures about 25 cm. Her developing skin will start to be covered by vernix, a pasty white substance that helps protect it from the amniotic fluid. Her hair and fingernails are growing, and the brain areas that support the 5 senses are developing.