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21 Weeks pregnant

Week 21 starts on day 147 and goes up to day 154. It is your twenty-second pregnancy week.


Length of your baby: 27 centimeter / 10.6 inches
Weight of your baby: 380 grams / 13.4 ozs

Your pregnancy at 21 weeks 

 

What's happening with mum 

As you continue to grow and your bump becomes more pronounced, the changes taking place inside can have adverse effects. 

Stretch marks are a common complaint of pregnancy and can appear as a result of the stretching of the skin to accomodate growth, especially in the tummy, breasts, hips and thighs.

Although there is no way of knowing whether you will develop them it is advised that you keep your skin moisturised to help protect it. If you do develop these purplish red streaks it is nice to

know that although they never completely disappear,  after the birth they usually fade to a silver grey or white 

 

 

What's happening with baby

Your baby is now getting in training for all those experiences awaiting him after the birth. By swallowing a little amniotic fluid every day he is helping the formation of the gastrointestinal tract.

The amniotic fluid contains electrolytes, proteins, Carbohydrates, lipids and urea which all contribute to the healthy growth of the baby.

Because baby's taste buds are now developed, he can also experience the different flavours of food you have eaten, especially particularly strong tasting foods like spices.

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  • Lyndsy lou

    21 weeks with my bouncing baby boy who is a rainbow!!! So very blessed!

  • Nakandy

    21 weeks today with my second baby.. 1st boy.. I`m enjoying it!

  • BabyJaiel

    Having my second son was hoping for a girl but im happy my son is excited to have a baby brother.

  • gabrielleparra

    Im Having My Second Boy!!!!? 4Th Pregnancy!!
    Due Sept 12th..21 weeks

  • 10yrsLa8r2ndBabyBump

    @shatoine - “Finally pregnant wit...„
    Congratulations... I pray u had a safe delivery.

  • Quinnsmom4

    @Zy - “Hi I`m new to this s...„
    Yes I had it with my first and now have it with my third but by the ultrasound you get by 32 weeks to see if it has moved mine did...so will be hoping that happens for this one too.

  • Zy

    Hi I`m new to this site but I`m 20 wks n 6 days I was just diagnosed with placenta previa anyone else had that

  • Lmsuncar

    I am having a girl!

  • Martinique

    This is girl season for real

  • Martinique

    @MillerBaby2016 - “21weeks and 1 day!! ...„
    : i am the same I am so happy this is my second girl

  • wabbitworld

    Not true about not being able to do anything for round ligament pain. Taking Magnesium and Potassium supplements has basically eliminated my round ligament pain; I eat plenty of dairy so calcium is not an issue for me, but that would be another one that could cause the cramping. Prenatal vitamins have NO Magnesium in them; it inhibits iron absorption. So most women never realize they are lacking in it or need it. Crazy! Just make sure you don`t take it WITH your prenatals; take in the evening instead or something.

  • shatoine

    Finally pregnant with my baby girl after 6 sons. Due December 3rd 2016!!!

  • Malaysiah16

    21 wks 3days. We`re having a baby Girl!!! So far everything is good #toGodbetheglory.

  • Bolt

    @sayoddy - “Today would have bee...„
    Bless you I lost one two a long time ago it`s so hard xxx

  • DianeMH

    21 weeks today. I`m so excited. My little girl moves around alot. It`s funny whenever my husband touches my stomach she will kick and move away from him. Just hoping i carry her all the way. These are the dangerous months for me. At 7 months i have miscarriages

  • Lisamarie1414

    21 weeks 1 day I`m so happy with my princess she moves a lot brothers and sister can`t wait to meet you my baby princess

  • Tara88

    So far so good....we made it this far yaaaay too us

  • Sweet tooth34

    Omg this lil girl moves around so much I`m wondering when does she sleep

  • dabba13

    Yay 21 weeks thank you lord!! My baby is moving around like she has a sugar rush!

  • sayoddy

    Today would have been my due date if I didn`t lose the pregnancy at 12weeks but hey, have to wait 19 more weeks which I call extra time. I`ve experience pregnancy symptoms since January and will take it to march next year. My body needs a standing ovation and I appreciate her, will treat my body to first class once I deliver
    --
    Married: Dec 6th 2014. Me 29, Dh 35
    Mc 04/21/15 at 12weeks
    Cautiously expecting a Rainbow | March 2016
    S t i c k B A B Y S t i c k. G r o w B A B Y G r o w


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If you are 21 pregnant your due date is from Monday, 25 March 2019 through Sunday, 31 March 2019.


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