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Your Pregnancy Week by Week
2st Trimester: Pregnancy Week 21

Welcome to the world of parenting!

An exciting journey is about to start and Mothercare, through this journal, is going to be by your side and advise you throughout your pregnancy weeks.

Get informed about everything that parents need to know such as pregnancy, baby growth, body and psychology changes, doctor examinations and appointments and of course parturition, breastfeeding and baby care.

Our midwife and lactation consultant IBCLC Ms Georgia Leze every week is going to show you a special path to a healthy and happy baby.

Pregnancy Week 21

You may now be over the halfway point in your pregnancy, but we can promise that the best (and the trickiest) symptoms and events are yet to come in your journey! At 21 weeks, your bump is now out there for the world to see, and you might find that you feel a little off-balance.

We know you may feel tired and a little lacking in confidence at this stage, but this is completely natural. Your heart progressively with your pregnancy will increase by 40% its work even in a static position. That one is enough to justify your declining energy and stamina. Remind yourself of the important little family member you are carrying and growing inside of you!

  • you might be feeling a bit clumsy this week – Make sure you have comfortable and flat shoes
  • relaxing is good for yours and your baby's health. Take care of your body and spirit
  • put your feet up and take it easy whenever you can and lie down on your left side
Υou at Pregnancy Week 21

Aside from a few aches and pains, pregnancy symptoms in week 21 aren't so bad. Your body is producing more oil so you might look in the mirror to see a few more spots than usual. At this stage pregnancy hormones are regulators for the Ph of your skin and give you mostly beauty and shine. The same will apply to breastfeeding!!! The best way to tackle this is to switch to oil-free makeup (or go au naturel and let your baby glow do all of the work) and cleanse your face twice a day. It's normal to feel a bit clumsy and inelegant at this point in your pregnancy. As your bump gets bigger and your centre of gravity shifts, you'll start to adjust. Your body will be strengthened by special yoga exercises for pregnant women and so you will feel much better. Seize every opportunity for a little self-care.

Υour baby at Pregnancy Week 21

This week your baby is putting on some fat, for those oh-so-squidgable chubby cheeks newborns have. Those gentle flutterings from a few weeks ago are starting to be replaced by serious punches and kicks as your baby does their best Rocky impression. It is quite interesting that your baby moves over 60 times per hour and you only understand the sharp kicks or extensions of its body. As well as growing bigger (and stronger) your little one has a few new features, too: this week they can open their eyes and blink! Your baby's hearing is getting really good now, so if dad's feeling a bit left out, get him to chat to the bump for a bit of a bonding session. Read bedtime stories, sing a sweet or happy song and be sure that your baby will happily get attach to it and calm it after birth.

Τhings to do in Pregnancy Week 21

As well as relaxing, putting your feet up and taking as much time for yourself as possible, this week you should think about getting ready for the third trimester.

It is sure you have already started thinking about parturition, breastfeeding and baby care. It’s time for you to seek your own ally in motherhood on a midwife. With the help of prenatal classes and individual counselling you will learn everything and feel confident about maternal art and find your own ally in motherhood!