17–20 WEEKS

Pregnancy Life & Style - - YOUR BABY -

YOUR BABY

His arms and legs are now in pro­por­tion and he’ll be lay­ing down an in­su­lat­ing layer of fat. Vernix

– a waxy sub­stance that pro­tects your baby from am­ni­otic fluid – will start to cover his body. Fingernails and toe­nails are also de­vel­op­ing.

YOUR BODY

A baby bump should start to be­come no­tice­able as your uterus moves up above the navel. Some women get pig­men­ta­tion spots, known as chloasma, on their face. Don’t worry, these usu­ally dis­ap­pear within 12 weeks of giv­ing birth.

YOUR BABY’S EYE­LIDS ARE WELL DE­VEL­OPED HIS EARS HAVE FORMED THERE’S A COV­ER­ING OF WAXY VERNIX

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