What should I discuss with my doctor during week 20 of pregnancy?

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If you have not yet had an ultrasound, by week 20 you may want to talk to your doctor about scheduling one. An ultrasound at this point can likely tell you the sex of your baby and also alert you if your baby's having intrauterine-growth restriction, a condition that can cause medical problems for your child later on. Your belly may feel irritated or itchy, in which case you can talk to your doctor about getting a cream to relieve the irritation. This may also be the time to start thinking about birth, breastfeeding, or emergency care classes; ask your doctor to recommend a center or class if you're interested.

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