You at 21 weeks pregnant
Your uterus is up at your belly button, so you might be getting some heartburn or indigestion. You might just need to burp a lot more often. Even if you don’t feel hungry, try to eat the recommended serves of healthy foods.
Telling people at work
If you haven’t already, it might be time to talk about your pregnancy with your employer and colleagues. This will help if your workplace needs to make arrangements to cover your maternity leave.
Note that in Australia, it’s unlawful for you to be treated unfairly or to lose your job for being pregnant.
If you’re the first of your friends to become pregnant, some friends might not understand how you’re feeling. Many people find their friendship circle changes during pregnancy and after birth to include more people with children. You might find that some friendships naturally fall away, and that’s OK.
Your baby when you’re 21 weeks pregnant
This is what your baby is up to:
- Your baby measures around 18 cm from head to bottom and weighs about 390 gm.
- Your baby’s legs have grown and look more in proportion with your baby’s body.
- Your baby’s brain is growing, but its surface is still smooth.