20 Weeks Pregnancy

You are at 20 weeks of pregnancy. Welcome to half your pregnancy! We know that you are wondering everything about 20 weeks of pregnancy development during this period that you are halfway through , so let’s get started!

20 Weeks Baby Development

First, let’s find out what the 20-week baby’s weight and height are.

20 weeks baby development
20 weeks baby weight260 g
20 weeks baby size14-16cm

20 Weeks Baby Images

How many months is 20 weeks pregnant?

You are in your 5th month of pregnancy. 5th month is the 2nd month of the second trimester. It is a period that gives you room to move. It is the golden age of your pregnancy, both with the decrease in the early symptoms and the fact that you have not gotten heavy enough yet.

Do you want to know your gender?

If you want to find out, you can find out the baby’s gender at this week’s ultrasound. Gender is determined by the appearance of the external genitalia. However, even if the reproductive organs are developed in a way that clearly shows the gender, gender misconceptions may occur at 20 weeks of pregnancy due to the baby’s position or the model of the ultrasound device.

But for the girl, this week her uterus is completely formed and the vaginal canal begins to develop. In the boy, his testicles are descending from the abdomen and will fall into the scrotum in a few months.

What About Her Skin, Hair, and Nails?

This week, her skin is now thickening and forming layers under the protection of the vernix. These layers are;

  • Epidermis (top skin, which is the top layer),
  • Dermis (middle skin, which makes up 90% of the skin),
  • Subcutis (mostly fat subcutaneous tissue)

Her hair and nails are also continuing to develop. If you had a chance to take a look at your baby this week, you’d come across a remarkably baby-like fetus with thin eyebrows, hair, and highly developed legs.

20 Weeks Baby Moves

You may have started to feel your baby’s movements during this period when you are in the middle of pregnancy. Because inside your baby’s womb;

  • Return,
  • Curl,
  • kicking and punching,
  • It even has plenty of room for a flip once in a while. You’re very close to starting to feel these movements. Note when you start to feel it and tell your doctor at your next appointment.

20 Weeks Baby Ultrasound Image

Let’s make a warning. Your 20-week ultrasound image may not be the same as here. But there is nothing to be afraid of. The movements and position of babies in the womb may be different.

Changes in the Mother at 20 Weeks of Pregnancy

With the fifth month comes a sense of reality about pregnancy. You can now feel your baby’s movements as your belly continues to grow. Although the oscillations in mood have decreased relatively, the state of absent-mindedness and absent-mindedness persists.

20 Weeks Pregnancy Image

Symptoms at 20 Weeks Pregnancy

What’s Happening in Your Womb?

Although the growth is irregular until this week, at 20 weeks of pregnancy, the size of the uterus has now reached the level of the belly button. The uterus grows more regularly from the 20th week. After the 20th week of pregnancy, the uterus should grow by 1 cm every week. For example, if the size of the uterus is 20 cm at week 20, it should be 24 cm at the next examination (4 weeks later).

If the size of her uterus is 28 cm this week, it may be necessary to determine whether she has had a twin pregnancy or if the date of birth has been calculated correctly. If the size of the uterus is 15-16 cm, it may be necessary to undergo a good ultrasound control. There may be possibilities such as intrauterine retardation, other problems or an error in pregnancy calculation.

How Much Weight Should You Gain at 20 Weeks of Pregnancy?

It is possible that you will gain almost 2 kilos in total at the end of the month from half a kilo a week this month. At the end of the 20th week, you may have gained around 4.5 kilos in total. If you are wondering how much weight you should gain in which trimester, we can give you a rough table.

1st trimester (0-3 months): 1 to 3 kilograms 2nd trimester (3-6 months): 4 to 5 kilograms 3rd trimester (6-9 months): 5 to 6 kilograms

If you gain weight regularly and slowly, you will be less exposed to the pain and complications that occur during pregnancy. Your total weight gain during pregnancy can range from 11 to 14 kilograms. But as your weight increases, your pain and cracks may increase and you may feel more distressed.

How Are Things With My Heart and Circulatory System?

Your circulatory system continues to expand. That’s why your blood pressure will be below normal this month and next month.

Your body also continues to make more blood. If you are getting enough iron, it will increase the body’s production of red blood cells later on. If you do not take the daily iron requirement, which helps to increase the production of red blood cells, anemia due to iron deficiency will occur.

This disease usually occurs after the 20th week of pregnancy and it gives a feeling of tiredness and makes you susceptible to diseases.

Are My Abs Stretching?

  • As your baby grows, your abdominal muscles also stretch and stretch.
  • The muscles are adjacent to the lower part of the rib and extend vertically into the pelvis.
  • They can split at the midline.
  • You’ll notice this separation the most when you lie down and raise your head by tightening your muscles.
  • It gives a feeling of swelling in the abdomen. You may even feel the end of the muscle on either side of this swelling.
  • It does not cause pain and does not harm your baby.
  • The space you feel between your muscles is your uterus.
  • You can feel the baby’s movements more easily here.

What Should Be Considered At 20 Weeks Pregnancy?

Sex at 20 Weeks Pregnancy

The second trimester of pregnancy is the most favorable period for your sexual life. Because as you gain a little more weight, sexual intercourse may become more difficult for you. So you may have the last month and a half when you are comfortable with this. With a little imagination and different positions, you can continue to have sexual intercourse during this period of pregnancy.

Sexual intercourse positions at 20 weeks of pregnancy are also one of the points of interest. You can try positions where you are not lying on your back or face down, where your partner is not completely and completely over you. Close to the positions where you need to sleep at night, side positions will be healthier for you.

If you have problems with pain, bleeding, or other pregnancy complications, you should talk to your doctor about how your sex life will progress during pregnancy. Your spouse should be with you in this conversation.

Suggests If You’re a Mom!

How about a baby shower event where you and your baby’s needs are met, you meet your friends and have a good time, and on top of that, you celebrate your baby’s arrival? We think you’ll love this idea. Start preparing the list of materials you need!

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