Your Pregnancy At Week 20

Weight: 360g  Size: 26.7cm,Banana  Weeks Left: 20
In a nutshell
Body temparature increase
Cramp and spasms are common now
Breathless? That is normal too.
Half-way mark, only 20 weeks left!

Your Body at Week 20

Have you noticed any pigmentation changes to parts of your skin? With high levels of oestrogen in your body, you will more than likely have notice tiny red marks called spider naevi, appearing on your face, neck, shoulders and chest. The skin around your nipples, genitalia and the linea nigra down your tummy will also continue to be more noticeable. These skin pigmentations changes are due to pregnancy hormones and they will usually disappear or fade quite quickly after birth.

Your Baby At Week 20

Up until now, the placenta has weighed more than your baby, but from this point onwards your baby's weight will overtake the placentas growth. 

This week, you will be offered a fetal anatomy or anomaly scan. This scan will detect the vast majority of potential structural abnormalities. However, the fast majority of anomaly scans will show that your baby is developing healthily.

Week 20 TODO's

  1. Now is the time to go easy on those lattes and cappuccinos, if you can't last without your morning coffee, opt for a decaf one!
  2. Book yourself a whooping cough jab to help protect your baby
  3. If you are finding out the sex of your baby, why not start organising a gender reveal party?
  4. Go for a nice walk to get some fresh air. It is important to stay active, even if it is just walking.

Week 20 FAQ's

Product of the Week

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Boy & Girl Name of the Week

Gender: Male Origin: Latin Meaning: "Fortress, Walled Town"
Chester
Gender: Female Origin: English Meaning: "Noble,Strength"
Audrey

Recipe of the Week

Salmon and Broccoli Pasta
BABYGO Recipe of the Week
4.5 / 5
35 Min
Serves 4
Healthy
8 Ingreds
Easy

Ingredients

  • 150g of pasta of your choice
  • 150g broccoli
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 spring onions finely sliced
  • 2 skinless salmon fillets
  • 100ml double cream
  • ½ small lemon finely grated
  • Salt and pepper
  • small handful of mozzarella cheese
  • Cooking Instructions

    1. Heat a pan with salted water and bring to boil. Add the pasta and cook according to the packet, stirring occasionally. 3 minutes before the pasta is cooked, add the broccoli and cook for the rest of the time.
    2. In the meantime, heat a frying pan and cook the spring onions until softened. Add the salmon and cook for a minute turning the salmon 3-4 times. Add the cream and ladleful of the pasta cooking water. Season with salt and pepper.
    3. Bring to a gentle simmer and cook for 3-4 minutes. Drain the pasta and broccoli and return to the pan. Add the creamy salmon sauce and lemon zest and toss together lightly.

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