Week 20 Of Pregnancy
- Q How will I feel during week 20 of my pregnancy?
During week 20, you may start to feel the stress of your baby on your body. Your bladder, kidneys, stomach, and lungs may feel increasingly pressed-upon as your baby continues to grow. You may be having leg cramps or heartburn. You may also have started... Full Answer
- Q What is the size of my baby during week 20?
By week 20, the halfway point, your baby has grown to be about 6 to 8 inches long. At this point in development, the fetus still weighs less than a pound - about 10 ounces. Your baby is large enough now that you may be feeling some stress on your bladder... Full Answer
- Q What changes will I experience during week 20 of my pregnancy?
Week 20 is the halfway point of your pregnancy. By now, you have probably gained up to 10 pounds and have noticed a definite "baby bump." You and your baby will now be steadily expanding, and you can look forward to gaining roughly one additional pound... Full Answer
- Q How is my baby growing and developing during week 20?
During week 20 of pregnancy, your baby is considered half-grown! Hair, fingernails, and toenails will continue to grow during this week. As the white, wax-like film (called vernix caseosa) has developed, covering and protecting your baby, the skin will... Full Answer
- Q What are common problems that may occur during week 20 of pregnancy?
During week 20, doctors may focus on any abnormalities in your baby's size or weight. If you appear to be unusually large, your doctor may believe that your due date has been miscalculated, that you will have a larger-than-average baby, or that you might... Full Answer
- Q Are there tips to help me sleep better during week 20 of pregnancy?
Many women start experiencing trouble sleeping once they reach the middle of pregnancy. When lying flat on your back, you may get heartburn or leg cramps. You may also become hot easily. To help alleviate some of these problems, try sleeping with your... Full Answer
- Q What prenatal care do I need during week 20 of pregnancy?
By week 20, you should have already established a diet rich in the nutrients that will help you deliver a healthy baby, and be avoiding harmful foods and substances. Continue to take in ample amounts of calcium and iron to promote strong bones and teeth... Full Answer
- Q How should I prepare for my baby's birth during week 20 of pregnancy?
Since week 20 marks the halfway point of most pregnancies, your mind may turn to preparations for the day you give birth. You can start searching for classes to help prepare you for giving birth and teach you what you can expect when the day comes. You... Full Answer
- Q Are there tests or procedures I should have during week 20 of pregnancy?
If you haven't yet had an ultrasound, week 20 is a good time to schedule one. With an ultrasound, a doctor can determine the size of your baby more accurately and can take a look at how your baby is positioned in the womb. The sex of the baby will... Full Answer
- Q What can my baby hear during week 20 of pregnancy?
For a couple weeks now, your baby has been able to hear. During week 20, the connections that link your baby's brain to its ears and other sensory organs are becoming stronger and faster. Still, your baby's hearing is limited. The baby can most strongly... Full Answer