Pregnancy Week 20

You’re halfway there now!

It is now 19 weeks from your last menstrual period. Your baby is now at 17 weeks gestation and is almost 6 inches long from crown to rump (8 inches from head to toe) and weighs about 8 ounces.

Did you know that your baby receives his nutrients 1-2 hours after you eat? If you feel gentle rhythmic movements in your abdomen, chances are your baby has the hiccups! This is nothing to be concerned about.

Advice for Mom

You may want to start thinking about how you will feed your baby — which is best for you both — breast or bottle?

Although your libido may lessen with pregnancy, unless your doctor says no (due to bleeding or possible pre-term labor), you can say yes!

If you are experiencing leg cramps at night, try taking a calcium supplement that does not contain phosphorus since it is believed that an excess of phosphorus and a shortage of calcium may be the cause of the leg cramps.

Heartburn is very common now as your stomach is getting compressed. Eating small, frequent meals may help. Please check with your doctor before taking any antacids.

What do you think?