Well, you must be getting excited as you are halfway there already. At 21 weeks it has already been five months and you must have adjusted to your life as a pregnant mom quite well by now. Even if you haven’t, no worries we are here to help all the time. Now for some exciting news: your baby is now as big as a carrot!
Here’s what your baby has been doing at 21 weeks into the pregnancy:
Your baby is now 27 centimetres in length and weighs approximately 350 grams. It is the size of a carrot if put simply.
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The ears had started forming early and by this time around the baby can hear sounds from the outside and be able to distinguish between your voice and others.
Babies develop a hair-like structure all over their body called lanugo. It's for protection and will disappear when they are born. The hair on the head and eyebrows have started to thicken and showing signs of pigment.
Your baby’s liver and spleen are maturing as well and producing blood cells. Bone marrow is also starting to help.
The arms and legs have grown into proportion allowing the baby to be measured from crown to heels now.
The taste buds have developed and it's possible the baby will taste what you eat as it swallows a bit of amniotic fluid each day for swallowing and digestion.
The fingers and toes are finally formed complete with fingerprints and toe prints.
The centre of gravity in your body will shift with the growing belly so take care to wear flat shoes and be careful on elevated surfaces and stairs to avoid the risk of falling. Contact your doctor immediately if you do fall and experience any discomfort or complications.