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Pregnancy Week 20: Baby Growth

You will also be happy to know that your baby now weighs about 250 grams and is about 20 to 25 cms in length from crown to rump.

Till now, your baby was curled up like a little ball, hence all measurements were made from crown to rump. Post this week, your baby will be measured from head to toe as s/he will straighten out her body more often.

The baby’s sebaceous glands now secrete a waxy substance called vernix caseosa. This protects your baby’s fragile skin from the surrounding amniotic fluid. The vernix caseosa will stay on your baby’s skin as a protective layer and will even be present at birth. This is why your baby’s skin at birth will look as if there’s a layer of paste on it.

Your baby is now super active in the womb now – kicking, somersaulting, swallowing and sucking, s/he sure is busy! Your baby pees into the amniotic fluid but never passes stools in the womb. Stools (meconium) collect in your baby’s bowels only to be passed after birth.
 

 

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Comments (32)



Ruchika

This is just in time

Vrushali Mondkar

I wish I knew this before

Sweta Jha

v nice information

Sonali Sinha

thanx baby chakra

Richa

This is exactly what I was looking for. - Bang on!

Vidhi Raval

This is just in time

Ekta Nidhi

Just in time😊

Samina

But my doctor said in six months my baby will start kicking and other activities. Am 5months pregnant now from 4th of this month and it's my first pregnancy.

Arun Nair

This is so well written.

Nidhi

I wish I knew this before

Anu

It's great

Mugdha Maity

I wish I knew this before

Lavanya

22 weeks

Harshu Verma

Yes I can feel this...

reet

I m five month pregnant .it's my first pregnancy.but I didn't seem my belly outside

Rimpa Maji

Same here,I am just 20weeks 1day,but my belly button has not popped out and my belly is still soft,not tight.This is my first pregnancy.

reet

Sabki; belly five month k baad he show; hoti; hai; Kya.....?

mansi singh

Nhi sbki nhi hoti depend on ur body structure

Madhuri N Mantri

Sounds like so much fun.

Pallavi Srivastava Nigam

Sounds like so much fun.

Priyanka Jain

This is exactly what I was looking for.

Snehal Kulkarni

It's hurting while peeing... I'm 5months pregnant.... Suggest something please

Jayshree G

This is so well written.

Jayshree G

Sounds like so much fun.

Tabassum shaikh

Sounds like so much fun.

rosalin das

This is just in time

Alep Deepak

Very helpful

Priyanka Sharma

I'm 5 months pregnant....i m a working lady..caught fever last night...my doc is out of town for a month..so shall I consult a gynac or a doctor for my Fever?? Plz guide..

Dåshįńģ Såųrāßh

बहुत खूब लिखा गया है

Shweta Gupta

This is exactly what I was looking for.

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