Pregnancy Week 20

Always concentrate on how far you have come, rather than how far you have left to go. The difference in how easy it seems will amaze you. --Heidi Johnson


What happens to you?

As your uterus presses upward and outward, your belly button may pop out and stay that way until delivery.

It is not unusual to have trouble breathing, since your internal organs and the expanding uterus are cramping your lungs. This can continue until the baby "drops" or engages into the pelvis.

You are half way through your pregnancy!

What happens to the baby?

Twenty weeks

Lanugo forms from sebum and skin cells to create vernix. This creamy white substance is believed to help protect the baby in your uterus. It will cling to the lanugo and in the creases. This is also something that can be seen sometimes after the birth.

You may be aware of sleep wake cycles in the baby. The weight is now up to 10 ounces (283 grams) and the baby measures about 25 cms total length, which is about 9.8 inches long.

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