My Pregnancy Week 21

Pregnancy Week 21

Your baby continues to grow and develop inside of you. He now measures approximately 7 inches long, and can weigh up to 13 ounces. In the coming weeks, your baby will continue to grow and mature at a fast rate. The hair on his scalp is more visible, and by week 21 he has probably developed eyelashes and eyebrows!

She is waking and sleeping in regular intervals, which you may be able to tell from her movements. She is also swallowing amniotic fluid to help her digestive system mature for life in the “outside world.” Her intestines also start slowly relaxing and contracting this week.

Notice any small, repetitive movements in your abdomen? It may be his first case of the hiccups! Usually, these movements occur for a few minutes at a time. As your baby grows larger, these movements will feel stronger. And remember, all babies are different; some hiccup multiple times a day, while others will do it only once in awhile.

If you are having multiples, the babies are kicking each other as they move around, but don’t worry! They are well protected by the membrane separating them, which is very elastic.

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  1. Avatar of Caroline Caroline says:

    This is my first baby, and it’s a girl! I started feeling kicks a week ago and boy are they getting strong! I’m so excited to meet her.

  2. I am 21 weeks pregnant. I have this sharp pain stabbing in left lower abdomen since yesterday but today when I wake up in the morning and went to pee I have a brown vaginal discharge. Is this normal? My next appointment is on 13th. And this is my first baby. Any suggestions or advice?

  3. Avatar of Ashalon Ashalon says:

    I’m worried I’m 21 weeks & my baby don’t move as much as he should. I talk to my doctor she said everything is fine!!

  4. Avatar of Jasmine Jasmine says:

    I’m 21 weeks, 5 days, and I am having a boy. This will be my 2nd child and 2nd son. I’ve definitely been feeling a lot more movement now, which is always exciting. I’m definitely having a much easier pregnancy this time around, but I’m also excited for him to come out so I can meet him. :)

  5. Avatar of Tracy Tracy says:

    I’m 21 weeks and this is my 1st baby. Just had my second ultrasound….Its a girl! My husband and I are so excited for our little miracle baby.

  6. Avatar of Maribelle Maribelle says:

    How would I know if my baby having hicups? I cant recognize it. Just wondering..

  7. Avatar of Vanessa Vanessa says:

    i am 21 weeks and 3 days i am having a boy he moves a lot. i feel very tired and moody

  8. Avatar of Sara Sara says:

    I am 21 weeks and 4 days. This is my 5th baby and second boy so I am so happy. He is moving a lot and I feel really sleepy. Thank God we are both healthy and I hardly ever feel sick.

  9. Avatar of Yoana Yoana says:

    Im 20 Weeks and im having a girl:)

  10. Avatar of Shana Shana says:

    Instead of waiting for the ultrasound, I completed the blood test to find out I’m having a girl.

  11. Avatar of Shana Shana says:

    I really don’t feel much yet. Just upset stomach and burning sensations. Sometimes she’ll flurry. My first full term pregnancy and I really don’t know what to expect. I’m hungry all times of the day and night.

  12. Avatar of Nancy Nancy says:

    I’m 20 weeks and 6 days and baby kicks/hiccups as I just found out so many times! Is good to feel her move though.

  13. Avatar of ToBeMom ToBeMom says:

    At 21 weeks, the baby kicks/hiccups a LOT! My husband can feel her too when he puts his hand on my belly!
    On the flip side, i developed a bad cough a couple of days ago and havent taken any medicines. Managing with gargles and halls. Haven ob/gyn appointment tomorrow and hope the doc confirms there is no harm to the baby because of all the coughing.

  14. Avatar of LaraPineda LaraPineda says:

    Well I am nervous my baby don’t move very much should I worry?

    • Depending on how many weeks you are. Movement should start being felt at 14 weeks. And is very minimal at first so is easy to miss. As you progress you should feel harder movements/kicks. If you are any farther along than 20 weeks and not feeling it. Tell your doctor!

  15. I don’t know what to do I haven’t seen a doctor yet and I’m 20 weeks!!! I’m waiting for my insurance card to come through the mail but it’s taking forever ugh… No doctor will see me untill I have the card even though I provided them with the billing number…please pray for me people…feeling frustrated and worried about how my baby’s doing…:(

  16. Avatar of Andrea Andrea says:

    Felling excited,hoping for my lil girl that way I can have my pair.Well they gave me tha same due date as my older son.So have to plan tha baby shower nd his 4yrs.old BDay so lost dnt knw what to do. =-O

    • Avatar of Savanna Savanna says:

      Plan the bday a week before and your baby shower a month before so he can still feel that special feeling for his bday and you can get the shower done and over with n be more prepared for the newborn w out feeling pressured and rushed

  17. i cant wait to meet my little boy! hes moving around and kicking so much!! its so sweet watching him respond to his daddy talking!

  18. Avatar of Ally Ally says:

    My little one keeps me up all night kicking mommy in the ribs! She’s a little scrapper!

    • Avatar of Shana Shana says:

      Before week 20 I experienced severe back pain for a couple weeks. So glad it stopped. The more active I am during the day the more rest I can get at night.

  19. Avatar of deborah deborah says:

    Iam 21 weeks pregnant,baby is moving around pretty good. I am happy.

  20. Avatar of Marilyn Marilyn says:

    I am 21 weeks today and this little boy is moving a lot! I can’t wait til March so we can hold our second baby boy! <3

  21. Avatar of reanna reanna says:

    Hi my name is reanna and I’m 21weeks and 4days. This is my 5th pregnancy and I’m having a boy which makes my fourth son and I have one daughter. Good luck to all the expecting mothers and may God bless you all.

  22. Avatar of latia latia says:

    hi my name is Latia . I’m glad to say that I’m having a boy and I’m starting the 21st week before you know it I’ll be in my third trimester

  23. Avatar of Tabatha Tabatha says:

    It’s a boy!!! So happy this is my first

  24. Avatar of Tabitha Tabitha says:

    My boys moved a lot more than my little girl..i am 21 weeks.. ;)

  25. Avatar of Marcella Marcella says:

    Yay I’m having a girl

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