November 18, 2023

How Long Is 20 Weeks Pregnant?

At 20 weeks pregnant, you are halfway through your pregnancy. It might feel like time is crawling or flying; that's a personal choice depending on how you are feeling and how you're coping with the many changes occurring to your body.

Your baby is the size of a banana at this point, weighing around 9 to 10.2 ounces and measuring 6 to 6.5 inches from crown to rump. At this week in pregnancy, your provider may have an ultrasound to check on the status of your baby and uterus, including checking that the bones and organs visible are developing properly. If you are expecting twins, the ultrasound will help determine if the babies are of equal weight and gestational age.

During the 20-week anatomy scan, you will also learn the sex of your baby (if you want to find out). Your doctor or midwife will probably start by feeling for the top of your uterus at the level of your belly button, then use a hand-held probe to measure the fundal height—a measurement of how high your bump is growing.

At 20 weeks, you'll likely experience quickening, the first sensation of your baby wriggling around inside your tummy. You might even feel rhythmic rumblings similar to baby hiccups! Other common symptoms at this stage include swollen feet, a result of the extra fluid in your body and increased pressure on the feet from the expanding bump. Increasing levels of hormones can also cause congestion and nosebleeds.


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