Pregnancy Week by Week
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20 Weeks Pregnant
Here's what you can expect from your twentieth week after conception.
The development of baby
Muscles are strengthening from all the activity
Baby is a recognizable shape with head and arms and legs
Measures about eleven inches in length and weighs approximately a
The development of mom
Mom's navel may have popped out at this point
Dull back ache
Increased heart rate o Possible hemorrhoids
What baby is feeling
Baby is still developing and moving, getting ready for birth
What mom is feeling
By this time, you may have started to feel a little of `pregnancy' brain.
This is where you might be having troubles remembering to do things.
Start making lists whenever you need to remember something so that you feel a little more in control.
Special needs for the week
If your shoes are starting to feel a little tight, you might want to go
out and find a better fitting shoe or look for inserts that help to correct
the imbalance of your new center of gravity.
Special concerns for the week
Always fasten your seatbelt when you're in a vehicle. The lap strap
should be placed across your pelvis and the shoulder strap should be
over your shoulder as you would normally wear it.
Special tip for mom
If you're nervous about how your life might change after having your
baby, talk to your partner to see how they feel. When you're open
about your concerns, you won't feel along in your worries.