21 Weeks pregnant 

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.

If you are 21 pregnant your due date is from Friday, 10 February 2023 through Thursday, 16 February 2023.



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