Fifth month of pregnancy: fetal movement, weight, belly photo
The fifth month falls on the middle of the second trimester of pregnancy and marks its equator. Behind were the morning sickness, weakness and fear of the first screening, giving way to peace, peace and well-being. Ahead there are many pleasant discoveries, after all during this period, most expectant mothers can feel the first movements of the baby and find out his sex. Last 5 months of pregnancy from 17 to 20 weeks, inclusive, if you count from the first day of the last menstruation, and is accompanied by significant changes in the body of a woman and a child.
The organs of the fetus have already been formed by this time, and every day it is more and more like a little man. Its weight is about 300 g, and the growth reaches an average of 25-26 cm. Compared with the fourth month, the growth rate of the body is slightly reduced, followed by intensive development and improvement of all organs and systems. The lungs begin to make weak movements, preparing for the first inhalation, the spleen, kidneys, endocrine glands and nervous system function.
The fifth month of pregnancy is characterized by active growth of bone and muscle tissue. The extremities extend so that the baby can easily close his hands over his head. The motor activity is very high: the child often changes his position, flexes and unbends the arms and legs, can turn his head almost 180 °. As the fetus grows, the expectant mother more and more senses his movements, which at first can easily be confused with the work of the intestine. As a rule, nulliparous women mark the first movement of crumbs at a period of 18-20 weeks, and those for whom pregnancy is not the first, even a little earlier – from 16-17 weeks. During this period, the baby commits 4-8 tremors per hour on average.