Pregnancy Week 21

BirthWatch ticker week for 21

"Female baby ovaries already contain over six million eggs. That means a pregnant woman carrying a girl is also carrying all her potential grandchildren."

More About Week 21:

  • Lanugo, a fine, downy hair, covers your baby's entire body. Lanugo theoretically regulates your baby's temperature. Lanugo disappears before birth but may be more abundant in premature baby.
  • Fat is beginning to develop under your baby's skin, making your baby less transparent.
  • Your baby's nose is lengthening.
  • Your baby's digestive system is developing, helped by all of the amniotic fluid baby is swallowing.
  • Your baby helps develop his or her sense of touch by playing with the umbilical cord and placenta.
  • The baby is now about 10.5 inches long.

Healthy Pregnancy Tips for Week 21

Recommended Reading:

Pilates During Pregnancy

This is a DVD. Yes, you have to exercise during pregnancy to maintain health and build stamina for childbirth and parenthood. Pilates does this beautifully. Ideally, you're taking a regular, weekly exercise class in your community. Between classes, this is a terrific DVD for women who want a terrific workout at home.

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