At pregnancy week 21, your hormone levels are stabilized and you are now more balanced and sensible. Your pregnancy is much more obvious and visible during this stage. Fortunately, gone are the days when comfort and style can not be mixed together. There are many clothes for would-be mothers that are stylish, comfortable and still very cheap.
Your uterus is about 1/2 inch above your navel and now you must have gained about 10 to 15 pounds. Do not worry too much if you have to say good-bye to your waistline. As long as you eat a very healthy diet and you get plenty of water every day, you do not really pay too much attention to scale. You may notice that your ankles and feet are swollen by the end of the day. To help relieve swollen feet, you should rest for at least 30 minutes in the evening before you sleep.
You are not too big and the discomfort disappeared, at least for a short period. Enjoy this moment and try to relax, because when you approach the third stage, you will encounter a new package of malaise. If you notice that you have pimps being 21 weeks pregnant, this is due to the increased amount of oil secretion in your face. Wash your face with a gentle cleanser.
Your baby continues to grow at a remarkable pace this week. The skin becomes less clear with each passing week. The fat reserves are building under the skin.
Your baby’s fingernails start to grow. Of course, at this stage of pregnancy, the nails are not hardened so there is no chance that your baby will accidentally injury the face.
The nerve pathways in the brain of your baby are developing this week. Although your loved one has little control over his/her movements now, it will not be long now!