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20 Weeks Pregnant – What to Expect Your 20th Week of Pregnancy

Curious about whether that melon-sized belly contains a boy or a girl? Now is your chance to take a peek! You should be able to find out your baby’s gender from week 18 on of your pregnancy on, so get that ultrasound scheduled!

Even though your baby is still teensy, just over six inches long and about ten ounces in weight, week 20 is huge. Why? Well, for one thing, you’re halfway through your pregnancy, and baby is halfway ready to meet you! This is also a big week if you’ve been waiting – and waiting and waiting – to find out whether that cantaloupe in your belly is a sweet boy or girl.

The time has come for the big reveal, since a second trimester ultrasound can now deliver the definitive news. Want to keep playing the guessing game? Make sure you tell your practitioner and the ultrasound technician that mum’s the word and that you’d rather they didn’t spill the baby gender beans.

If you’re carrying a girl, her external genitals may not be as prominent as a boy’s (When are they ever?), but they are clearly delineated at this age. And they’re just the tip of the iceberg. Inside your little girl’s body is a fully formed uterus, in miniature. Her tiny ovaries contain the millions of eggs she’ll be born with, and her vagina is beginning to hollow out.

If you’re bearing a boy, the evidence pops up like a flag in a stiff breeze on the ultrasound. Even at this tender age, the family jewels are there for all to admire. Well, one of them anyway. The testicles haven’t descended from the abdomen yet. They’re just waiting for the scrotum to finish construction so they’ll have a home to move into in just a few weeks.

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Meanwhile, your baby is starting the process of plumping up, as new fat gets deposited under the skin. Most of the fat is called brown fat and is designed to keep baby warm until your little one’s internal temperature regulatory system kicks into gear after birth. The white fat, the kind that’ll really fill baby up and is responsible for those pinchable cheeks and roly-poly thighs, doesn’t make its appearance in large quantities for a few more weeks. Which means baby will stay slender and somewhat wrinkly for now.

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kirstin makea
kirstin makea
9 months ago

I'm having a Suprise thanks to covid19 lockdown I won't know til September due date 18th ☺️👣☺️ (mummy instincts it's a Girl). well done ladies 👍

Jasmine Jackson
Jasmine Jackson
9 months ago

I'll be 20 wks on mothers day 05/10/20 😍🥰

Jennifer Utiera
Jennifer Utiera
9 months ago

Were having a girl 😍🥰🥰

Princess Lavada
Princess Lavada
9 months ago

having a girl, currently at 20 weeks today

Bridgette Hattingh
Bridgette Hattingh
9 months ago

How is it taking doctors in advanced countries so long in the pregnancy to reveal gender !? We are here in little old backwards South Africa and our doctors can tell gender from 15 weeks already… Sometimes even earlier 🤷🏻‍♀️ this in private hospitals of course, but still.

Amber xx
Amber xx
9 months ago

20 weeks today having a girl 🥰

Juicyy
Juicyy
9 months ago

Our baby boy is due the day after my birthday 10/4/20👣💙

en ra
en ra
9 months ago

I'm going to find out what i'm having today

Jowee Kalungi
Jowee Kalungi
9 months ago

Love to watch each and every pregnant videos;my little angel would have been 20 weeks today but lost it at 12 weeks pregnant but i never stopped watching pregnant app which i have on my phone and wondering how our little angle would have been by each week. Every mom knows how it feels with the first child but still God bless

Jaz Eloise
Jaz Eloise
9 months ago

I am 20 weeks & I am having a precious baby girl 💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖

Keyonna Naughty
Keyonna Naughty
9 months ago

All the babies in the videos are white. Most babies are born pale and get their color after birth but my 2 boys were all brown babies from day 1!

Lovely Garibaldo
Lovely Garibaldo
8 months ago

my sweet girl 👶🏽💜 #102320 🎉

Kimberly Laster
Kimberly Laster
8 months ago

We having a girl👶💜

Glvden Shay
Glvden Shay
8 months ago

I’m having a baby boy 🙉💗 due OCT 24

B Hec
B Hec
8 months ago

I’m having a Girl💕💕

IsoNxv
IsoNxv
7 months ago

Me and my gf having a baby girl 💕

Indicaheist 420
Indicaheist 420
7 months ago

Due December with a little girl. 😍😍

Jackie Gordon
Jackie Gordon
6 months ago

I'm having a boy

Xavier Ruiz
Xavier Ruiz
6 months ago

Im having a girl 🤭

Maddie
Maddie
6 months ago

I’m having a baby boy💙 Due Jan 2021

J Franklin
J Franklin
6 months ago

20 weeks today! We're having a boy! 💙🥰

Sherell Gadson
Sherell Gadson
6 months ago

20 Weeks Today Having A Boy 🥰

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liberacion7
6 months ago

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Kristina Sandnes
Kristina Sandnes
6 months ago

We’re having a baby girl! 🎀 She’s really active, kicking around a lot in there. I don’t know how much they can hear by now, but every time I play Bruno Mars songs, she kicks back! 😂💗

Felistas kudzai Mapuranga
Felistas kudzai Mapuranga
6 months ago

I am 20 weeks l day so happy did my sonar today

littlean24
littlean24
5 months ago

Having another boy 👦🏼 due in January. My sons will be 3 years about nearly to the day!

itscassieslife
itscassieslife
5 months ago

Found out we are having a boy Due Jan 20 🙂

RipFbgDuck
RipFbgDuck
5 months ago

Just found out I’m having a son and my girlfriend just turn 21 weeks pregnant today I’m 18 but I fr can’t wait until I meet him 🤍

Yelenis Rodriguez
Yelenis Rodriguez
5 months ago

Im 20 weeks today, expecting a babygirl . I don't think I have felt her yet , anyone else still waiting to feel their baby move ?

Kristi Weiser
Kristi Weiser
5 months ago

20 Weeks, Today!! We find out the 23rd if we're having a boy or girl!! 💙💗 My guess is boy from the three dreams I've had!

Chloeey Jackson
Chloeey Jackson
4 months ago

I will be 20 weeks tomorrow and We are having a boy 👦💙

Denet Scarborough
Denet Scarborough
4 months ago

Almost 20 weeks, anatomy scan coming up. I believe it's a boy !👶🏽💙

Deseray Castaneda
Deseray Castaneda
4 months ago

I’m having a girl❤️ she kicks so much

Code Of Silence
Code Of Silence
2 months ago

April 22nd baby girl

Courtney White
Courtney White
2 months ago

I found out at 18 weeks im expecting a boyyyy💙💙💙💙 the ultrasound tech wasnt looking but I was 🤣🤣🤣 i just knew it.. i was looking for boy genitalia.. lol im 20 weeks.. will be 21 weeks on monday 😁😁😁😁

Claudia Lokietko
Claudia Lokietko
2 months ago

I’m having a boy 💙😊

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