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.