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Your baby is growing
At 21 weeks, you’re baby’s weight has increased. Weighing around 3 quarters of a pound, she is nearly 10 1⁄2 inches long. Her movements too have increased, with nudges and full fledged kicks. These movements can happen at an particular time, everyday. Her little body develops too, eyebrows and eyelids are more prominent. Her vagina too is forming nicely.
Your life at 21 weeks
At 21 weeks, you feel more comfortable unlike before. Those discomforts that arise due to pregnancy are vanishing. Having said that, there are still some things you might have to put up with. Don’t get worried if a crop of acne appears. This is only because of excessive oil production in your body. For acne, use a gentle cleanser or soap and remember to use an oil free make up and moisturizer. Stay away from acne medicines, which could be harmful at this stage.
During this stage Varicose veins too, might show up too. This happens as your pregnancy gets advanced putting pressure on your legs. If you progesterone levels are high, your varicose problem could increase. You can also get varicose veins, if it’s hereditary. With every successive pregnancy and with age, it will get more difficult to handle. There is hope. Varicose veins can be prevented or minimizedthrough exercising everyday. Putting your legs up as and when you can. Wearing a maternity hose and even sleeping on your left.
Have you heard about Spider veins? Spider veins are a tiny group of blood vessels on your ankles, legs or face. hand side. These veins are patterned like a spider. From the centre, little branches radiate outwards. There’s cause for alarm when Spider veins appear. Even though they look rather bad, these veins don’t cause discomfortor pain. After child birth, they disappear from your body and memory.
Every baby develops a little differently - even in the womb. Our information is designed to give you a general idea of your baby's development.