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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This is just in time

I wish I knew this before

v nice information

thanx baby chakra

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

This is just in time

Just in time😊

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.

This is so well written.

I wish I knew this before

It's great

I wish I knew this before

22 weeks

Yes I can feel this...

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

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.

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

Nhi sbki nhi hoti depend on ur body structure

Sounds like so much fun.

Sounds like so much fun.

This is exactly what I was looking for.

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

This is so well written.

Sounds like so much fun.

Sounds like so much fun.

This is just in time

Very helpful

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..

बहुत खूब लिखा गया है

This is exactly what I was looking for.

...I was expecting the same... I'm now 20 weeks and 6 days

5महिनेका बालक

Sounds like so much fun.

20 week pregnant very nice infomation

Thanks for valuable information

This is just in time

This is so well written.

Thanks baby chakra

So well written

Great to know.

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