Pregnancy week 20
(Sparx Media)
How's the foetus during week 20?

Baby is swallowing
Your baby is about the size of a long banana, weighs about 300g and is around 25.6cm long: from now on it’s not a crown to rump measurement, but crown to heel.

• The baby's swallowing more this week which is good practice for the digestive system. His body absorbs the water in the fluid and moves the rest into the colon.
• In girls, the uterus is formed now and her vagina is developing.

What's with my body: The belly button pop

• Brace yourself for lots of unwanted advice now that you are clearly pregnant.
• Your pubic hair could look darker, but will go back to its usual colour once the baby is born.
• A black line of hair (linea nigra) may appear on your belly, but will disappear soon after birth.
• Your belly button may pop out as your uterus presses up and outward.

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