Week 21 of pregnancy

Baby's growth

The fetal heartbeat can be heard, the baby is more active, it moves from side to side and sometimes turns completely, it is possible to see it sucking its thumb, the sex of the baby is visible on the echocardiogram. At 21 weeks, the fetus can be held upright.

Weight: 12 3/4 ounces / Size: 10 1/2 inches

Changes in mother

Your breasts will become larger and heavier and more sensitive to touch from the start. Fat deposits increase and new milk ducts develop. The areola around the nipples becomes darker and small nodules called Montgomery's tubers appear there.

It's good you know...

It's a good time to start classes in some childbirth preparation course. You're already halfway there. Learning as much as you can about labor and babies will help you feel more at ease, especially if you are a first-timer. You may have constipation. Drink more water or fruit juice, eat more fiber foods (like cereal and oatmeal), and exercise.

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Little Bellies Spa is a Service by Pancita's Group.

We are a team of OB/GYN doctors and professionals dedicated to the care of women before, during and after pregnancy.

Little Bellies Spa was founded in 2015 with two locations in Florida, we have expanded to offer our services nationwide. We provide tools and support to women during the most beautiful and happy period of their lives.

In 2016 we introduced our Stretch Mark Therapy products. These products are now used by thousands of pregnant women to prevent and heal stretch marks. Find them at you local Little bellies Spa location or Amazon Prime.

Back in 1998, our Medical Chief Officer Dr. Israel Pesate, a renowned OB/GYN with over 30 years of experience, had a vision of a website that would focus on pregnancy issues and support for mommies and future mommies and Embarazada.com was born. He is the creator of all of the medical content which is also Pancita's Group intellectual backbone. Nowadays, Embarazada.com has well over 5 million views a month.

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