Pregnancy is the most beautiful experience a woman can have and most of them are seen being excited in the course of the initial few months of it as it is when the greatest developments take place not only within mother’s physical system but also for her baby within. During this period a women needs to have a thorough knowledge about pregnancy signs and symptoms. There are a number of most exciting changes outside and within a mother’s womb for her duration of her pregnancy week by week. During Week 20 Pregnancy baby’s weight is approximately 10 to 11 ounces and that of height is 10 inches long from head to toe.
During 20 Weeks Pregnant the baby in the womb will start practicing breathing and swallowing. The 20 Week Fetus will continue to grow and fill out and during this week the head will turn a bit more proportional to the rest of the body. During this phase of pregnancy the baby’s skin become more complex forming different layers. Epidermis or surface of the baby’s skin has four layers that contain ridges for fingertips.
The layers thus formed in baby’s palms and feet provides them to get own unique fingerprint in later part of life. The body will be covered by lanugo during pregnancy week 20. Lanugo which is usually fine, downy hair offers insulation and warmth to the little baby. In some cases babies are born with a covering of lanugo, but will go away in first couple of weeks of life, where as in normal cases the lanugo will be shed off by the time child is born. By this pregnancy week 20 baby’s stomach, intestines, liver and other abdominal organs are enclosed within the abdominal cavity. All these can be seen during the 20 Weeks Pregnant Ultrasound.
At pregnancy week 20, a woman is exactly at the half way of pregnancy. There are only 20 more weeks to go before the due date. Strangers and onlookers will start noticing bump at pregnancy week 20. It will be a hard task to hide pregnancy at this moment. During pregnancy week 20 most of the women have their second trimester ultrasound. Most of the women will be able to feel their baby’s movements by pregnancy week 20.
Some of the 20 Weeks Pregnant Symptoms are as follows:-
One might probably feel less dainty and more bulky. Skin might get darkened in different areas of the body. Areolas get darkened by this time. Hormonal changes lead to temporary increase in melanin. Increase in melanin production lead to side effect called chloasma which is also called as mask of pregnancy. This side effect is a common pregnancy symptom in second trimester. 20 Weeks Pregnant Belly is same like that of the 17th-19th week pregnant belly.
This side effect will be faded out upon the delivery of the baby. Chloasma can be minimized by making sure that one stay away from direct sunlight. Dizziness or light headedness is yet another common symptom of pregnancy week 20. It is advised to get as much rest as possible and take frequent brakes and rest.