Week 21


By now you will probably be able to feel the top of your womb, it will be almost level with your navel. Over the next ten or so weeks you will continue putting on weight, only now at a faster rate. Sometimes this weight gain can seem overwhelming, even a little depressing, try to focus on the fact that your growing belly is home to a rapidly developing little person.


Your baby is now about half the length it will be when it is born. The eyes are still flat against the cheeks - they have yet to build up and are still fused shut. Your baby's skin should be opaque by now. White blood cells are present now which play an important roll in protecting your baby from disease and infection. Baby is now a lot better proportioned and movements are becoming advanced. He or she now weighs around 300-350g and measures about 27cm long.
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