Week 20 – your second trimester. You’re halfway through your pregnancy now! Just 20 weeks ago, you were carrying on with your life as usual… and now you’ve got another human being growing inside you.
What position is baby in at 20 weeks?
Your body is making room for the uterus to expand up towards your belly button, giving baby room to wiggle around. They still have plenty of time to get into the head-down birth position, which doesn’t occur until the third trimester. At 20 weeks pregnant, weight gain is happening slowly yet surely.
What week is halfway through 2nd trimester?
Week 20: The halfway point
Halfway into your pregnancy, or 18 weeks after conception, you might be able to feel your baby’s movements (quickening). Your baby is regularly sleeping and waking. He or she might be awakened by noises or your movements.
How should I sleep in 5th month of pregnancy?
Experts recommend lying on your left side. It improves circulation, giving nutrient-packed blood an easier route from your heart to the placenta to nourish your baby. Lying on the left side also keeps your expanding body weight from pushing down too hard on your liver. While either side is okay, left is best.
How often should I feel kicks at 20 weeks?
A: After about 20 weeks, you should feel your baby should move every day, but there’s a wide range of how much activity is considered normal. On some days, your baby may seem like the Energizer bunny, while other times you may be less likely to notice every little kick and wriggle.
How much weight should I have gained at 20 weeks?
Some providers like to see women with a “healthy” BMI prior to pregnancy, gain 10 pounds by 20 weeks. During the second and third trimester, guidelines often suggest gaining 1/2 to 1 pound per week. Whatever weight-gain range is determined to be right for you, try to gain the weight gradually.
How does 2nd trimester feel?
The second trimester of pregnancy often brings a renewed sense of well-being. The worst of the nausea has usually passed, and your baby isn’t big enough to make you too uncomfortable. Yet more pregnancy symptoms are on the horizon.
What months are 2nd trimester?
The second trimester of your pregnancy is from week 13 to week 28 – roughly months four, five and six. As well as feeling and looking more pregnant during these weeks, you may also have more energy than you did in the first trimester.
What should you not do in your second trimester?
Don’ts for the second and third trimester
- Avoid alcohol, smoking, excessive intake of caffeine.
- Dental visits are linked to diagnostic procedures. …
- Avoid undercooked meat to prevent diseases like Toxoplasmosis and Listeriosis.
- Avoid hot sauna baths.
- Avoid cleaning of the litter box to prevent infections.
How do you feel 5 months pregnant?
In terms of symptoms, at 5 months you can expect:
- leg cramps and/or varicose veins.
- swollen feet and ankles.
- increased dizziness.
- back pain.
- skin changes (especially darkening of the nipples)
What is my baby doing at 5 months pregnant?
You may begin to feel your baby move, since they are developing muscles and exercising them. This first movement is called quickening. By the end of the fifth month of pregnancy, your baby is about 10 inches long and weighs from 1/2 to 1 pound.
What are the signs of unhealthy pregnancy?
Any time during pregnancy
- prolonged or severe vomiting.
- bleeding from your vagina.
- a discharge from your vagina that is unusual, or a lot more than usual.
- severe or long-lasting headaches.
- continuing weight loss.
- fever or chills.
- urgency, pain or a burning feeling when urinating (weeing)