Your Pregnancy Week 21


21 Week Pregnant: Pregnancy Calendar

During pregnancy, you will feel anxious and worried about what will happen to you and your baby in these 9 months. Every week of pregnancy bring new bodily changes and we are here to provide you details of 21 week pregnant and you can get a lot of information about what to expect in every week of pregnancy. Here is a guide to your pregnancy journey.


Baby Development in Week 21

All important systems of your baby have developed till now and are working. Not only this, these systems are preparing to work on their own after birth. The length of your baby has increased and is almost 7 inches now. Your baby’s digestive system has developed well and baby’s intestines are absorbing nutrients that they get from swallowing amniotic fluid. The amniotic fluid changes from day to day and is based on what you eat. Now your baby gets a taste of what you eat. The baby’s bone marrow has taken the job of making blood cells. By this time, baby’s muscles have well developed and neurons connected to brain are also developing so now baby movements are more coordinated.

Diet

Do not forget the following two important nutrients to your diet:

  • Make sure that you are getting enough iron in order to prevent the problem of anemia. Take at least 30mg of iron on daily basis.
  • Phosphorus in very important and after calcium, it is present in abundance in your body especially 85 percent in your bones. Phosphorus is important for body functions such as muscle movement, blood clotting, kidney and nerve function, tissue and cell repair too. When you take proper amount of it in diet, it means your baby is also getting it.
  • Sources of phosphorus are milk, yogurt, almonds, peanuts, eggs and whole wheat bread etc.

Exercise

In week 21:

• Do not stay in the same place for long hours. Keep moving from time to time. Take a break at least five or ten minutes in an hour.
• You might face the problem of constipation. Physical activity is important and can help a lot in preventing problem of constipation

Precautions

    • You can take some precautions to avoid many problems in pregnancy. Some of them are:

    • • Keep a focus on your dental health.

    • • Use a softer toothbrush and regularly visit dentist.

    • Be consistent with flossing to prevent gingivitis.