Your Pregnancy At Week 20

Weight: 300g  Size: 25.6cm  Weeks Left: 20
In a nutshell
Body temparature increase
Cramp and spasms are common now
Your baby is now covered in a white, greasy layer of ‘vernix’
Feeling breathless? That is normal too.
Half-way mark, only 20 weeks left!

Your Body at Week 20

Week 20 FAQ's

October 18, 2019

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Boy & Girl Name of the Week

Gender: Male Origin: Latin Meaning: "Fortress, Walled Town"
Gender: Female Origin: English Meaning: "Noble,Strength"

Recipe of the Week

Salmon and Broccoli Pasta
BABYGO Recipe of the Week
4.5 / 5
35 Min
Serves 4
8 Ingreds


  • 150g of pasta of your choice
  • 150g broccoli
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 spring onions finely sliced
  • 2 skinless salmon fillets
  • 100ml double cream
  • ½ small lemon finely grated
  • Salt and pepper
  • small handful of mozzarella cheese

Cooking Instructions

  1. Heat a pan with salted water and bring to boil. Add the pasta and cook according to the packet, stirring occasionally. 3 minutes before the pasta is cooked, add the broccoli and cook for the rest of the time.
  2. In the meantime, heat a frying pan and cook the spring onions until softened. Add the salmon and cook for a minute turning the salmon 3-4 times. Add the cream and ladleful of the pasta cooking water. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Bring to a gentle simmer and cook for 3-4 minutes. Drain the pasta and broccoli and return to the pan. Add the creamy salmon sauce and lemon zest and toss together lightly.

Week 20 TODO's

  1. Now is the time to go easy on those lattes and cappuccinos, if you can't last without your morning coffee, opt for a decaf one!
  2. Book yourself a whooping cough jab to help protect your baby
  3. If you are finding out the sex of your baby, why not start organising a gender reveal party?
  4. Go for a nice walk to get some fresh air. It is important to stay active, even if it is just walking.

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From the What to Expect editorial team and Heidi Murkoff, author of What to Expect When You’re Expecting. Health information on this site is based on peer-reviewed medical journals and highly respected health organizations and institutions including ACOG (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists), CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics), as well as the What to Expect books by Heidi Murkoff.

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