The development of the baby at home

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You are halfway through your pregnancy, 20 weeks marks the development of the baby at home midpoint. Remember, pregnancy is counted as 40 weeks from the beginning of your last period if you go full term.

Baby now weighes about 11 ounces and is roughly 7 inches long. Baby is 17cm long crown to rump, and weighs about 310 grams. The baby can hear and recognize the mother’s voice. The mother will probably start feeling the first fetal movements.

The toenails and fingernails are growing. The growth of hair on the rest of the body has started. The heart can now be heard with a stethoscope. Your baby now weighes about 11 ounces and at roughly 7 inches long they are filling up more and more of the womb.

Though still small and fragile, the baby is growing rapidly and could possibly survive if born at this stage. After that, they are measured from head to heel. This is because a baby’s legs are curled up against the torso during the first half of pregnancy and very hard to measure. It is not intended to replace medical advice from your physician, doctor or health care professional. All you need to do is enter your email address to subscribe and receive notifications of new posts by email. We’ll assume you’re ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. What should you expect as your child grows?

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