For your baby in weeks 16-20, the rapid growth slows down and the extremities become proportional to the rest of the size of the fetus.
Lanugo (fine hair) and vernix caseosa form to cover and protect the skin.
The spinal cord is now myelinated (the surface of many nerve fibers).
Most importantly for you – you may start to feel the baby move. This is called quickening.
The fetus will weigh 400-450 grams (1 pound) by the end of 20 weeks.
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