Pregnancy Week 21

It is now 20 weeks from your last menstrual period. Your baby is now at 18 weeks gestation and is almost 6 1/2 inches long from crown to rump (9 1/2 inches from head to toe) and weighs about 10 ounces.

Double trouble? If you are carrying multiples, it has usually be detected by now. Why? Your uterus grows larger than expected, iron levels drop and you feel lots of movement.Two heartbeats may be heard.

If your baby is a girl, the uterus is formed and development of the vagina has begun.

Advice for Mom

You’re halfway there! If you are suffering from hemorrhoids, your not alone, it is very common in and after pregnancy.

It’s not unusual to feel like you have wobbly hips during pregnancy. Hormones cause the ligaments and cartilage to relax and the bones of the pelvis to spread in preparation for delivery.

Remember that there is no safe level of alcohol for use in pregnancy, so it’s best to avoid it all together.

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