At 20 weeks of gestation, the mother has already entered the 5th month mark. A number of changes have taken place so far and each day is a new discovery and learning.
The symptoms, which were more severe until the first trimester, now tend to be more stable, although some women still have a whirlwind of them. Colic, nausea and constipation are common and can be accentuated by anxiety .
Therefore, throughout the pregnancy, the mother should look for activities that can relieve stress and promote health for her and the baby.
Check out all the details of this gestational week in the article below!
At 20 weeks of gestation, the mother can now mark the 5th month on the calendar. The end of the second quarter is approaching, with about 1 and a half months left to enter the third quarter (or 7th month).
Now the baby is about 22cm long and weighs about 190g to 230g – something compared to an average banana .
Changes in the body: how is the belly?
On average, women are expected to gain around 6 kg by the 20th week. At that time, the uterus is already 3 times longer in relation to the length before pregnancy. From now on, on average, the uterus will grow 1 cm per week.
The belly is more evident and it is increasingly possible to feel the movements of the fetus inside. Therefore, it is quite common to have some cramping or weak pain in the ribs, due to a kick or punch of the small or small.
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