Position of Baby at 21 – 24 Weeks | Position of Fetus At 5 Months

Question: What is the position of baby in pregnant woman in 5th month?


Position of Fetus or Baby at 5 Months

The main feature of the development in the fifth month of the pregnancy is:

  • The growth of the fetus, it grows to size of 12 inches, and weighs around 300 grams by the end of 5 months.
  • Fine hair and sweat glands develop.
  • Fingernails and toe nails begin to grow.
  • There is development of cartilage in the ears and nose.
  • Fetus starts to move and the mother can feel the fetal movement, it is also called Quickening.
  • Fetal heart sound is audible by keeping stethoscope on the mother’s abdomen.
  • The circulatory and the urinary system start to work.
  • Creamy white covering called vernix starts to develop, which protects the skin from the amniotic fluid.
  • The fetus is able to hear the sound, your voice. And may jump if there is loud sound.
  • The baby will suck if the lips are stroked, it can even get hic cups.


  1. TG said:

    I really can’t wait for my baby to be born and it’s such a joyful feeling just reading about what the baby can do at this stage. The feeling when the baby moves is really something special like a bond between me and my baby that I can’t explain it is amazing.

    May 25, 2012
  2. Natasha said:

    I cannot wait. This is my first pregnancy and I am so excited. In fact I do not know who is more excited, my husband or I. I love feeling my little girl kick and she gets even more excited when her daddy touches my belly and kisses it!

    September 17, 2012
  3. Ebony said:

    I can’t wait to have my first baby boy. I am so happy I finally got a boy. I am 5 months pregnant and he loves to move a lot, sometimes he wake me up at night kicking me inside the womb.

    October 28, 2012
  4. ML said:

    I am five months pregnant. I am not sure whether my baby is moving because sometimes I feel a lot of pain. It is my first pregnancy. Is everything normal?

    March 14, 2013
    • PUP said:

      Moving of baby inside the womb is assuring. But often there are quiet times when the baby is not so active. You can visit your doctor to hear baby’s heart sound. But in most cases there is nothing to worry.

      March 15, 2013
  5. Yvonne said:

    I am 5 months pregnant but my baby start moving at 4 months is it normal? How can l know that am caring a boy or girl without going to the doctor?

    May 22, 2013
  6. Juliet said:

    I am five months pregnant and can already feel the movements of my baby. People say that you can talk to the baby at this stage and it listens, is this true? If I said I love you, can the baby understand my feelings and what I said? I want to say all those nice things to my baby.

    August 16, 2013
    • PUP said:

      During the 19 to 22 weeks of gestation age the baby’s inner ear begins to function. Your baby can hear the sound outside and inside the womb. With a sudden noise from outside, the baby may blink and may become still for few seconds.

      August 16, 2013
  7. SH said:

    My sister is 5 months pregnant and she has low blood pressure. She is in hospital at the moment. Doctors say she has half womb or the womb has partition. What does that mean? We all are confused. She is only 16 years old.

    March 7, 2014
    • PUP said:

      May be your doctor are referring to an abnormal malformation of uterus called bicornuate uterus. This abnormal malformation is since birth. The uterus is heart shaped having two horns separated by a septum. Pregnancy in bicornuate uterus is considered to be high risk pregnancy.

      March 11, 2014

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