Your baby's skin is thickening and developing layers this week, under the protection of the vernix. Skin layers include the epidermis, the outermost layer of skin; the dermis, a middle layer, which makes up 90 percent of the skin; and the subcutis, the deepest layer of skin, made up mostly of fat.

Your baby's hair and nails are continuing to grow. If you could sneak a peek at your baby this week, you would see a fetus remarkably baby-like in appearance, with thin eyebrows, hair on the scalp and rather well-developed limbs.

At the halfway point of your pregnancy, 20 weeks, you've probably begun to feel your baby's movements. Make a note of the date, and tell your health care provider at your next visit. Your baby is now about 6 inches long and weighs about 9 ounces — a little over half a pound.

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