21 Weeks Pregnant Symptoms, Baby Weight, Baby Development, Pregnancy Tips

21st Week Pregnancy Highlights

Size Of The Bump

The baby’s estimated size will now be measured according to the fundal height - that is, the distance from your pubic bone to the top of the uterus.

The Inevitable Stretch Marks

The incurable stretch marks will now start making an appearance. However, they’ll start fading from the time your baby turns 1.

Pregnancy Milestone

At week 21, you’re in the fifth month!


Your Baby’s Development
During Week 21
Baby’s Growth

weight (g)

360 g

Length (cm)

26.7 cm

Approximate size


How Big is Your Baby?

This week, although your little one is getting taller, there is still enough space to roll, twist and move in the womb. The digestive system, spleen and intestines are maturing fast for digestion. Baby’s taste buds can sense different tastes depending on the mother’s food intake. Those tiny eyelids and eyebrows are formed and it is possible for the baby to blink.

Baby’s Length: 26.7 cm

Baby’s Weight: 360 g

Mother’s Changing Body:
What to Expect


Stretch marks, the proud badge of pregnancy appears on the belly, hips, thigh and breasts in most pregnant women.

You may find it difficult to sleep on your tummy and experience disturbed sleep; think of it as nature’s way of preparing you to take care of the baby after birth.

Do not stress over your body image; you are nurturing a life inside and that makes you automatically beautiful.

21st Week Pregnancy Symptoms

Pregnancy Tips for Week 21

  • Stretch marks- you cannot prevent it, so you might as well embrace it. However, there are ways to make these marks fade away, post pregnancy.
  • The fast growing nails are a bit of a problem. Try a simple manicure at home without giving much pressure. It might also help to lighten up your mood.
  • Keep your windows and doors open for natural ventilation and adjust your AC for a suitable temperature while sleeping. Try natural food that cools your body.
  • Give a green pass for healthy food cravings and restrict the strange ones. Try to drink plenty of water, eat healthy fruits, nuts and dark chocolates (occasionally) to keep your cravings at bay.
  • Use a good moisturizer or natural oil, like coconut oil, around itchy areas for relief.

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