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How are the baby's movements in the 20th week of gestation?

By Marta Barranquero Gómez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist).
Last Update: 03/25/2024

During the 20th-22nd week of pregnancy, the baby begins to make flexion and extension movements of the limbs. Therefore, in these weeks of gestation, the mother will notice the typical little kicks of her baby in her abdomen. In addition, in thin women, they may feel these fetal movements even more.

When the baby turns fully, the pregnant woman may feel more pain than usual. As the baby grows, it will have less room to move freely and, therefore, the movements will be less jerky.

 Marta Barranquero Gómez
Marta Barranquero Gómez
B.Sc., M.Sc.
Embryologist
Graduated in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences by the University of Valencia (UV) and specialized in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH) in collaboration with Ginefiv and in Clinical Genetics by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH).
License: 3316-CV
Embryologist. Graduated in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences by the University of Valencia (UV) and specialized in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH) in collaboration with Ginefiv and in Clinical Genetics by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH). License: 3316-CV.