Pregnancy by weeks

What happens to the baby?

The diameter of the delicate head of your baby is about 5cm and now he/she is approximately 23 cm long.

The pancreas already works actively and generates insulin. This is important as this hormone plays a crucial role for the healthy development of your child. The insulin regulates the levels of blood sugar and will prevent unpleasant problems, such as diabetes.

a banana

This week the baby is
as big as a banana

20

week

20 week

Fifth month

What happens to you?

You feel your stomach as an unfathomable pit? This is not a matter for anxiety! During this period, it is normal and natural to be almost always hungry. The increased appetite is related to the change in your metabolism. Do not worry and feel free to eat, however, do not forget to weigh once a week. Try not to lean over backwards – to control how much weight you have gained after each meal. This will do nothing but burden you emotionally.

Recommended products

Maternea’s Shower Oil and Intimate Gel are the perfect personal hygiene products for use during pregnancy; they soothe, soften the skin and maintain the required pH level during this time.
Maternea Anti-Stretch Mark Body Cream penetrates in-depth, protects the skin and keeps it soft and smooth.
Maternea Breast Firming Cream enhances the elasticity of the fine skin and protects it from stretch marks.
Maternea Elasticity Oil with natural plant oils and vitamins is wonderful for hydration and nourishment.

This week you should ...

supply about 300 extra calories – The fact that you are pregnant and you often hear that you should eat for two does not mean that you have to overeat every time you have a meal. It is acceptable for your condition to increase the administration of calories with not more than 300 extra calories than the usual daily administration.

look for a good pediatrician – After the birth you have to be ready with the decision who will be the specialist you can rely on and who will take care for the health of your baby. Study the issue carefully, as this will be the person who will become an important part of the family during the first years of your child’s life.

replace the rice with its brown fellow – The brown rice will supply you energy for a long time. This is because it contains slowly degradable carbohydrates that will make you feel sated.

Your skin during pregnancy

See what awaits you in the next three months.

Pregnancy by weeks

Here you will find useful tips and a lot of information for you and your baby's development per week.

We use only pure ingredients and rely on the oils’ natural aroma in Maternea products.

Our products are hypoallergenic and dermatologically tested.

Guaranteed safe for mother and baby.

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