Week 20 pregnancy

What's happening in week 20 of your pregnancy?

  • You'll know whether it's a boy or girl if you go for an ultrasound! If it's a little girl, her uterus is already fully formed. If it's a boy, his testes are moving towards the scrotum.

  • Your baby measures nearly seven inches (17.7 centimeters) and weighs about 11 ounces (slightly more than 300 grams).

  • His physical features continue to develop. Your baby's skin is now forming additional and thicker layers. He's also growing more hair.

How is your baby's brain developing?

  • The part of your baby's brain called the cerebellum, is developing. It controls higher functions such as the senses and learning abilities.

  • Help your baby achieve future developmental milestones by stimulating his brain growth during and after your pregnancy with the omega-3 fat, DHA.

What pregnancy symptoms might you experience this week?   
You may have some trouble falling asleep due to your bigger baby bump and worry about your pregnancy. Let these tips improve your sleep and the health of your pregnancy:

  • Talk to someone. It's common to feel both excited and anxious about how your baby's health is doing. Share your feelings with your partner or a healthcare professional.

  • Try out different sleeping positions. Lie on your side and support your baby bump with a pillow. For more comfort, put another pillow between your knees.

Mom's tip of the week

If you haven't already done so, you might want to purchase a special pregnancy pillow that's designed to support your changing body and bigger baby bump. A pregnancy pillow can help you feel more comfortable and fall asleep easier.




  1. http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/pages/tiredness-sleep-pr...