Fetal development week 21

The article was consulted professionally by ThS.BS Nguyen Thi Hong Thank, Obstetrics and Gynecology Department – Share99 Phu Quoc International Health Hub.

There are a lot of changes going on under the abdominal surface of the maternity at week 21. Tooth buds are growing in the gums of the fetus, the intestines are starting to produce feces, sticky waste … that the maternity will see in the first few dirty diapers of the baby after birth. The fetal bone marrow is also increasing the production of red blood cells to soon supply oxygen to the fetal body.

1. What changes are happening to the body of the maternity?

If the finger is placed about half an inch on the navel, the maternity may feel the bottom of the uterus. If you feel your lower legs and feet swollen at the end of the day, try to arrange work so that you can rest intermittently during the working day so that the maternity can sit and rest. If the maternity has signs such as oily skin and/or increased acne on the face or other parts of the body, wash your face with gentle soap and water twice a day. However, a lot of women have overcome the unpleasant symptoms of pregnancy and these symptoms are not so severe that they are extremely unpleasant. Try to relax during this time and enjoy the pregnancy process.

  • Women will feel eager and nervous. The feeling of bond between you and your baby is becoming clearer and clearer, and it is difficult to forget that you are pregnant. Maybe your husband will indulge you more because he has seen his belly grow. For many women, this is the best stage of pregnancy, so feel free to enjoy it.
  • However, this may be a worrying time for some pregnant women. Screening for fetal malformations a few weeks earlier can sometimes detect worrying things or bad possibilities that cannot be 100% clearly defined. Often, pregnant women are advised to wait hard, and this makes expectly parents very restless. Talk to your doctor about those worries and breakdowns.

2. How does a 21-week-old fetus develop?

From before this time, the fetal length was measured from the top of the head to the end of the buttocks (also known as the length of the buttocks), and now the length of the baby is starting from the top of the skull to the heel, about 21.6 cm and weighs about 0.34 kg at the 21st week.

Fetal development week 21

Development of a 21-week-old fetus

In addition, the development of the 5th month fetus consists of the completed baby's eyelids formed this week and the baby is very busy moving and swallowing amniotic fluid. The maternity may have felt the fetus move at this time and has realized that the baby does not necessarily have to follow the same schedule as the maternity. When the baby swallows amniotic fluid, the gastrointestinal tract is continuing to mature, at the same time that the fetus is also receiving an amount of calories supplied from the amniotic fluid. If the fetus is a girl, the young vagina has fully formed but will continue to develop until birth.

3. What should maternity plans be for this week?

When women gain a lot of weight during pregnancy there is a risk of starting to developvaricose veins , which occurs in the majority of pregnant women. They usually appear in the legs but can also be found in the lard and rectum. Pressure from the uterus is developing and changes in blood flow can exacerbate varicose veins. Some women may see a painless purple or blue spot on their legs, while others will clearly have painfully swollen veins and need high-legged filth. Swelling symptoms usually disappear after birth, but varicose veins will usually not completely disappear.

4. Tips to make pregnancy healthier

Urinary tract infection or bladder infection, is a bacterial infection of the urinary tract. Urinary tract infections occur more commonly during pregnancy because of changes in the urinary tract. The uterus is located close to the bladder, as the uterus grows, the increased weight can block the urine path from the bladder, causing infection. If a urinary tract infection is not treated, it can lead to a kidney infection. Maternity can reduce the likelihood of developing urinary tract infections by doing several things:

  • Drink 6-8 glasses of water a day and regular unsym sugar-free cranberry juice.
  • After urinating, wipe from the front to the back.
  • Urinate before and after intersym.
  • Avoid wearing tight pants.
  • Wear all cotton underwear.
  • Even if you are very tired, remember to practice straightening before going to bed. Also, do not leave anything near the bed to avoid stumbling as you need to wake up in the middle of the night.

Fetal development week 21

Pregnant women should have a pregnancy check-up periodically

  • Don't skip monthly pre-product checks, and make sure to mark them on the calendar. Health Hubs and clinics often schedule visits for multiple people at the same time, so you need to anticipate a decent amount of time for a routine visit. Don't just fret about what you'll do after your check-up.
  • Look for some cookbooks and think about the right dishes that can be left in the fridge, so you'll know what's attractive to you and still delicious after defrosting. There are many such delicious foods.

Currently, Share99 International Health Hub applies packages of maternity health care packages with outstanding quality. Pregnant women are supported by an experienced obstetrician and gynecologist at Share99 during pregnancy – labor – post-birth. Maternity packages at Share99 International Health Hub include:

  • 12-week maternity package
  • 27-week maternity package
  • 36-week maternity package
  • Package maternity – labor

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Source: Webmd.com

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About: Minh Quynh

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