Pregnancy and Fetal Development

Picture of Second Trimester (20 Weeks)

Picture of Second Trimester (20 Weeks)
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Second Trimester: The Baby at 20 Weeks
  • Your baby is more active. You might feel slight fluttering.
  • Your baby is covered by fine, downy hair called lanugo (luh-NOO-goh) and a waxy coating called vernix. This protects the forming skin underneath.
  • Eyebrows, eyelashes, fingernails, and toenails have formed. Your baby can even scratch itself.
  • Your baby can hear and swallow.
  • Now halfway through your pregnancy, your baby is about 6 inches long and weighs about 9 ounces.
    Reviewed by William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR on August 21, 2009

    Image Source: Petit Format / Photo Researchers, Inc.

    Text: Womenshealth.gov - Healthy Pregnancy: Stages of Pregnancy

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