You are already in the mid term of pregnancy, your baby is getting bigger and bigger and your bump is clearly visible. Your friends might already be deciding the gender of your baby. Five months of pregnancy is a pretty long time and you have been successfully doing things told by your gynac.
Relatives and friends are getting to a realization that you will be a mom and what better promotion than this? Your baby is moving and is now weighing a pound. He is getting bulky with the brown fat accumulated in the body. This helps in controlling the body temperature. His arms and legs are freely moving. The fluid soaked skin (enveloped in white oily substance, vernix) will protect from infection.
If the baby undergoes these changes, it's five month pregnant mother will also have to. She will feel discomfort in and around her bloating bump (abdomen region, inner thighs, hips etc). Exercises that tilt and stretch the pelvic muscles can ease and prevent pain.
There are a lot hormonal changes in five months pregnancy. The lower back is at strain. For twin pregnancies, it can be severe. A doctor's help is a must to be relieved from pain. Swimming, hot shower, tub bath and comfortable dress can help you relax and be cool
Fifth Month Pregnancy Symptoms
1. Frequent urination, excess mucus and saliva
2. Fatigue followed by dizziness/headache
3. Bleeding in gums
4. Changes in skin and hair
5. Morning sickness, heartburn, gastric problems and constipation
6. Variation in breast size and excessive vaginal discharge.
Keep yourself relaxed by listening to soothing music or a good movie. Help your partner know what you go through in this stage.
You are 20 weeks pregnant so that means half way of second trimester. Your fetal growth week by week is faster so it is called a baby and not fetus.