This week is going to be full of joy; At 21 weeks pregnant, you’re not just choosing a name, you are working hard to get your baby’s room ready for the big day. So here some expectations during the week 21.
What’s happening to your body?
It’s been four months and about three weeks. Now that you’re more than halfway done with month five, you’re a majority of the way through your pregnancy, and you are probably aware of the changes happening to your body. You can feel your uterus just by placing your fingers above your belly button, and that’s a good sign.
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If you start to feel that your legs are beginning to swell, it’s recommended to follow a schedule so you can take a rest from time to time.
One of the worst nightmares you might face is oily skin that can cause an acne breakout.
To avoid that wash your face gently twice a day using the right kind of soap.
You’re probably feeling pretty comfortable these days. You’re not too big yet, and the usual discomforts associated with early pregnancy are, for the most part, gone. If you’re feeling good, relax and enjoy it while you can.
So how much did your baby grow?
The baby is big enough now that you’ve probably been feeling some movements and cute kickings.
your baby is as long as a carrot. His or her length is 10 inches (25 cm) and weighs about 12 ounces (360g).
What’s happening to the baby during this week?
After 21 weeks of pregnancy, your baby’s eyebrows and eyelids have now formed,and it’s possible for them to blink. He/she will be swallowing amniotic fluid (a protective liquid that helps in facilitating the exchange of nutrients, water, and biochemical products between mother and fetus. The amniotic fluid will also provide the baby with “caloric intake.”
How should you plan out this week?
Your body will begin developing the Varicose veins. The most affected are those in your legs and feet. That’s because standing and walking upright increases the pressure in the veins of your lower body.
Also, some changes including blood flow and pressure may affect your varicose veins, because
there’s increasing pressure on the veins in your legs, the thing that can cause a purple spot on legs. Some women may not notice any pain while others could be in a painful situation.
Things like swollen legs can appear but don’t worry it will not last long and it will typically disappear just after pregnancy. To help prevent varicose veins exercise daily, prop up your feet and legs.
A few tips to make things easier
The urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection occurs when bacteria get into the urine and begin to grow. This infection involving the kidneys, bladder or urethra, the structures that urine passes through before being eliminated from the body.
it’s a common thing during pregnancy because it changes the urinary tract and makes the uterus sits on top of the bladder.
You know how painful and frustrating they can be, that’s why the UTI must be treated as fast as possible to avoid blocking the drainage of urine from the bladder and kidney infection.
Tips to reduce the development of UTI
Start with these changes. The key is to keep bacteria out of your way.
- Drink enough water daily (8 glasses at least).
- Wipe from the front toward the back just after urinating.
- Avoid wearing tight pant.
- Wear full cotton or cotton-crotch underwear.
- Urinate before and after intercourse.
- Wash up before sex and pee after it.
Please see our information on UTI’s during pregnancy to learn what signs and symptoms to look for.
A few tips for the partner
Some infections that occur during pregnancy primarily pose a risk to the mother especially during sexual contact. The Urinary tract infections (UTI) develop when bacteria gets inside the urinary tract. This is commonly happening during sexual contacts.
It’s good to take a shower before every sexual contact so you can avoid bacteria or any risk for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) getting into the urinary tract. These small things can help to prevent Aches, pains, fever, chills and Painful urination.