Whoaaa-oh! You’re halfway there! You’re 20 weeks pregnant, and the rest will fly by. Keep it up! Take some photos to document this time.
What Can You Expect?
- Baby at 20 Weeks
- Size of Baby at 20 Weeks
- Mom at 20 Weeks (Pregnancy Symptoms and What to Expect)
- Dad at 20 Weeks (Tips and What you Should be Doing)
Baby at 20 Weeks Pregnant
Your baby is using most of her energy now to pack on the pounds. She’ll start rapidly increasing her weight over the next 20 weeks. And–good news–your baby is already working on her first poop! She’s starting to produce meconium, which is a tar-like, gooey black substance that she’ll poop out after she’s born. Google this ahead of time, so you won’t be surprised when you see it in person.
Size of Baby at 20 Weeks Pregnant
Mom at 20 Weeks Pregnant
Mom has gained around 10 pound at this point. From here on out, she’ll gain on average a pound per week.
Tell her she looks great.
She’ll likely start researching labor and delivery methods (lamaze, Bradley method, “what-if” scenarios for c-sections, maybe even a home or water birth, whether or not to get an epidural, delivery with a midwife vs. a doctor).
There are more options to choose from than the toothpaste aisle. Do your homework and understand the differences so you can talk together.
Don’t let your partner do all the hard work when it comes to planning. She’s already (literally) carrying a heavy load.
Pregnancy Tips for Dad at 20 Weeks
If you haven’t scheduled delivery or childcare classes, make sure to call and get those scheduled this week.
Talk to some guys who are seasoned veterans about what to expect (coworkers, buddies, brothers).
Think about the light at the end of the tunnel. Becoming a father will likely be the most amazing experience of your life.
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