When you are 21 weeks pregnant, your baby is growing rapidly, your skin is changing and the movements of your little one in the womb are intensifying.\r\n\r\nHere are things that you can expect when you are 21 weeks pregnant.\r\nBaby's Size in Week 21\r\nYour baby is now as big as an endive with a weight of 310g to 350g. Their might be 27cm longer as well. Baby's big enough now that you've probably been feeling his or her fetal movements more and more lately.\r\n\r\n\r\nWeek 21 Development\r\nYou might have felt more activity in your womb than usual, and that\u2019s because the initial fluttering movements you might have experienced will now start to feel like proper kicks, nudges, twists and turns.\r\n\r\nThis is because the baby\u2019s arms and legs will now be in proportion, the neutrons between the brain and muscles are connected. Also the cartilage in your baby\u2019s body will be turning to bone, all of which gives your baby more control over the movement of her limbs.\r\n\r\nIt may seem premature, but your baby is developing their ability to have babies.\u00a0 Males are developing their testes, while females are developing their ovaries and million of the eggs they will have in their life.\r\nMommies Pregnant Belly\r\nBy the time you reach 21 weeks pregnant, you may have gained around 13 to 14 pounds, and around 21 pounds if you\u2019re 21 weeks pregnant with twins.\r\n\r\nYou will feel more sexier and confident with the newfound curves from your pregnancy. After all, you\u2019re the center of attention wherever you go! Never feel that you are over weight, it is just you're pregnant. It is OK to gain weight, as it will be very effective to your baby.\r\n\r\n\r\nSymptoms That You will See!!\r\n\r\n \tBraxton Hicks contractions.\u00a0Your uterus might occasionally feel tight as it practices for labor. This is totally normal as long as the contractions go away when you switch positions. Let your doctor know about any pain or contractions that don\u2019t stop.\r\n \tDry, itchy skin.\u00a0Your skin is stretching over your growing bump, making it more irritated by the day. Lather up with a pregnancy-safe body oil or lotion to help your skin stay moisturized and hopefully less itchy.\r\n \tVaricose veins. With each week of pregnancy, there\u2019s more and more pressure on the veins in your legs. Even the increasing progesterone levels, which relax the walls of the veins, only make it worse. Exercise regularly, wear maternity support hose and to prop up your legs whenever you get a chance.\r\n \tOily skin.\u00a0While some people experience dry skin, others find they now have to deal with acne due to increased oil production. Try a gentle soap or cleanser, and stick to oil-free make-up and products to avoid exacerbating the acne.\r\n \tSwollen feet.\u00a0This week, you may also find that your feet are swelling, but don't worry - your body has about 50% more blood and fluid than it did before you fell pregnant.\r\n\r\nWhat to do this week?\r\n\r\n \tWalk 30 minutes a day. This will be very helpful to stimulate your bowels and fight constipation. Even just a half-hour walk a day can do the trick, especially if you drink plenty of water and favor fiber-rich foods. Just remember to take some trail mix when you hit the trail.\r\n \tSmall exercises helps. From just walking, you should also exercise but keep it low-impact with swimming or prenatal yoga. You\u2019re more susceptible to injury right now thanks to ligament-loosening relaxin in your body.\r\n\r\n\r\nTips for Week 21\r\n\r\n \tAvoid lasers. You might get irritated with the excessive hair growth on your legs, armpits, bikini line and upper lip due to the increasing hormones. Never choose laser as a solution as it is very harmful to your pregnancy.\r\n \tKeep caffeine low.\u00a0Caffeine may perk you up, but it dashes the effects of iron. If you wash down that iron-rich steak with a cola, or that bag of trail mix with a coffee, you're reducing the amount of iron that gets absorbed into your system.\r\n \tPregnancy\u00a0shoot.\u00a0The best time for the shoot is in week 30 to 36, so starts to search for the best photographer that can help you to have the best memory of you pregnancy.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nDear mommy, you're doing really great each and every week. It is never an easy journey, this are the only reason why females are being respected and praised for. So keep yourself calm and wait for the progress of week 22, until that stay enjoy your week 21 mommy!\r\n\r\nKeep your thought with us, as we will bring all the tips, guides and information that you will be needing regarding pregnancy, parenting and children. Visit Motherhood.com.my for all you need in just one click.