Congrats! You almost reached the halfway point. Making it to 20 weeks probably feels pretty darn good. After all, your energy’s high and as long as your partner is up for it, things are probably happening between the sheets. Of course, it wouldn’t be pregnancy if you weren’t experiencing some annoying symptoms. Right now, it’s likely swelling, heartburn and leg cramps, but all of that probably feels insignificant now that you’ve got ultrasound photos of your rapidly developing baby. How cute is that nose? If you found out baby’s sex, you’re in a completely new mindset, are we right? Now, those baby names you’re throwing out are more likely to end up as baby’s, and when you find yourself in a baby store, those little blue or pink outfits aren’t just adorable, they’re must-haves. And since now you can add clothes and other boyish or girlish things to your wish list, week 20 is the time you probably want to start putting together your baby registry too. Happy shopping!
your baby’s the size of a banana!
Baby weighs about 10.2 ounces and measures about 6.5 inches. She’s still got a lot of growing to do though. Can you believe you’re halfway done?
your baby at 20 weeks
- She’s got working taste buds.
- Now, she’s gulping down several ounces of amniotic fluid each day — that’s significantly more than before
pregnancy symptoms at 20 weeks
- Vaginal discharge. You can expect this to keep increasing until delivery.
- Leg cramps. Be sure to do stretches and drink plenty of water.
- Heartburn and/or indigestion, as baby starts to crowd your digestive sytem.
- High energy — and libido (grrr)
- Mild swelling. Don’t worry. This should subside after delivery. In the meantime, put up your feet.
- Shortness of breath. As your uterus expands, it pushes against your lungs.
- Have your mid-pregnancy ultrasound (a.k.a. biophysical profile)
- Schedule your monthly prenatal visit to the OB
- Reveal baby’s sex (if you’re finding out)
- Celebrate — you’re halfway done!
Source : pregnant.thesource.com