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Fifth Month

Pregnancy: Month-by-Month Pregnancy Guide - Fifth Month (20 weeks)


The baby weighs about 10 ounces and is a little over 6 inches long. Your uterus should be at the level of your belly button. The baby can suck a thumb, yawn, stretch, and make faces.
Soon, if you haven't already you'll feel your baby move, which is called "quickening."

An ultrasound is generally performed for all pregnant women at 20 weeks of gestation. During this ultrasound, the doctor will confirm that the placenta is healthy and attached normally
and that your baby is growing properly in the uterus. The baby's heartbeat and movement of its body, arms, and legs can also be seen on the ultrasound. The gender of the baby can usually be determined at 20 weeks.

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You are getting bigger every day, and during the fifth month you should start to feel your baby's movements, which begin as light, fluttery sensations. Your skin might darken and stretchmarks may appear on your abdomen or breasts. Your breasts may begin to produce colostrum. Your gums might bleed and you may have a congested nose. Vaginal discharge may increase during this time as well.
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Time for an Ultrasound: photo of the ultrasound 20 weeks


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As your baby's muscles become stronger, he will move about more energetically, particularly when you are trying to get some sleep! His teeth are already beginning to form within his jawbone. He is about 10 inches long and weighs roughly 12 oz. He may have some hair on his head and he can clench his fists. Eyebrows and eyelashes are growing.