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Pregnancy Week 20

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You still avoid all forms of alcohol? Research has shown that even small amounts of alcohol can be harmful to the fetus. But exactly how much is needed is not certain. To be on the safe side, it is best to stick to non-alcoholic alternatives. Read more about alcohol damage that can affect the fetus.

Pregnancy Week 17-20

Now you probably feel kicks and knocks everywhere. So far, the fetus has plenty of room in the womb and utilizes it!

The fetus

Although most of the nutrition the fetus needs comes from the placenta, the fetus is now so developed that it absorbs small amounts of sugar from the amniotic fluid. This passes through the digestive system before it gets into the large intestine. The lungs are developed so that they can transfer oxygen to the baby's bloodstream after birth.

Pregnancy Week 19

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Now you're halfway through the pregnancy! For more information about pregnancy and maternity fashion, please see BESTAAH.COM maternity pajamas. You may feel that the pressure on your lungs, intestines and bladder is increasing? Some think it itches on the stomach when the skin is stretched to give way to the ever-expanding uterus. A good moisturizer that you regularly massage into your skin may help. You may not be able to avoid stretch marks, but if you do, you can comfort yourself with fading over time.

The fetus

The fetus has begun to train several of the smaller muscles, including the eye muscles. The skin continues to develop under the sebaceous substance called vernix caseosa.

The fetus weighs about 300 grams and is 25 cm long.

Multiple pregnancy

During a multiple pregnancy, there is more than one fetus in the uterus. Twins are the most common, and they are divided into one- and two-egg twins. There are a number of signs that you have a multi-baby pregnancy. Large weight gain in the mother, especially after week 20, may be a sign that more than one child is on the way. Often, others in the family have given birth to twins. The use of medications to increase the possibility of having children (especially ovulation stimulation) increases the chance of having multiple births. Often the mother feels that she feels bigger than before and that she feels more fetal movements.

Pregnancy Week 18

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Is your stomach in the way when you sleep? Over time, finding a comfortable sleeping position can be difficult. Use pillows to make it more comfortable. For example, if you lie on the side, you can bend one foot up and put a pillow under it.

Many people wonder if it can be harmful to the fetus if you have intercourse. As long as it is a normal pregnancy, it is completely harmless. Some may think that the idea does not feel so enticing while others have normal or increased sex drive. Everything is just normal.

Have you heard that sexual intercourse can trigger labor? As long as everything is normal, there is no risk of this before the fetus and your body is ready for childbirth.

The fetus

Millions of nerve cells are now developing in the brain. These are, among other things, the nerves that connect the muscles to the brain, and they allow the fetus to perform multiple will-driven movements. Behind the milk teeth, which are already clear in the palate, the permanent teeth are now being developed. The fetus is covered with a sebaceous substance that is intended to protect the fragile skin from the amniotic fluid. In girl fetuses, millions of ovarian cells have been created and are present in the ovaries.

The fetus does not grow as fast anymore and now weighs approximately 230 grams.

Pregnancy Week 17

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Maybe you'll see your baby for the first time this week? All pregnant women are offered an ultrasound examination in week 18-20. The midwife who performs the examination checks that everything looks normal and calculates the date of birth based on the dimensions of the fetus. To see the child for the first time is for many - not least for the future father - an amazing experience. Here you can read more about ultrasound during pregnancy. The upper edge of the uterus lies about halfway between the pelvic bone and the navel. Because of the body's increased blood volume, many people are sweating more than before, and you may also need a larger bra.

The fetus

The eyes are developing, and if you hold a strong lamp to your stomach, the fetus can actually see it. Now it swallows up to one liter of amniotic fluid per day. Recent studies have shown that fetuses can feel thirsty right down to this age. During this time, fingerprints also develop.

The fetus is about 20 cm long and weighs 190 grams.

 
 

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