Week 20 Of Your Pregnancy

Congratulations! You are half way through your pregnancy. Your baby should measure about 14 centimetres from crown to rump and weigh between 300 and 350 grams. He or she is starting to develop physical characteristics and may already resemble one or both of you. Your baby is rapidly growing in every way and continues to curl, flex and kick in your belly.


You could feel unwieldy and clumsy and may be more prone to slipping or falling. This is due to the weight of the pregnancy placing pressure on your spine and changing your centre of gravity which can throw you off balance.


You may be feeling happy but a little more tired than usual.Indigestion and back pain can strike around now. This is the time when you may need to slow down and take more time for yourself than normal. Pregnancy takes a huge physical toll on your body so try to schedule in some pampering time and relax whenever you can.


To prevent back pain, make sure you stand up straight when you walk so your hips and shoulders stay lined up. Sitting with your feet slightly elevated and sleeping on your side with a pillow between your knees can help you get comfortable.


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