Pregnancy Week 21

Find out what is going on in your belly during week 21. Also discover why your sex life and relationship with your partner might be adjusting slightly.

Watch Your Baby's Growth

Feeling Baby Move: Weeks 18 to 21 of Pregnancy
Feeling Baby Move: Weeks 18 to 21 of Pregnancy

You'll start feel your baby's fluttering movements (called quickening) between now and 22 weeks. Get ready, mama: Feeling him kick is one of the most magical parts of being pregnant.

Your Changing Body

If you're self-conscious about your body on top of losing sleep and worrying about the health and well-being of your baby, stress can take its toll. Try your best to work out and have some me-time to decompress and relax, and don't feel guilty about it, because that break is also keeping your little one intact!

Your Developing Baby

Your baby's having a bit of a growth spurt. That's from all the amniotic fluid he or she is swallowing, though most of Baby's nourishment is still from the placenta.

Your Pregnancy

You're growing, and so is your baby. You may not have the best body image right now, but rest assured--you're beautiful and you're nurturing a life in there. That's amazing, and it shows your strength, which is sexy, so chin up!

Your Week 21 To-Do List

1. Research the pros and cons of breastfeeding.

An Inside Look

Take a unique look at Baby's development inside the womb this week.

Your Pregnancy Calendar

Organize your doctor's appointments, save your ultrasound photos, and more--all in one place!

Everything in Pregnancy Week 21

More About Your Pregnancy in Week 21

Your Baby

Your Self

Diet & Exercise

  • Vitamin B12

    Also known as cobalamin, vitamin B12 is an essential nutrient during pregnancy.

  • Peanuts and Allergies

    Everything you need to know about consuming peanuts during pregnancy--whether you're allergic or not.

  • Staying Limber

    Try these stretches to ensure you stay flexible throughout your pregnancy.

  • Zinc

    Zinc is an important nutrient for both you and baby--make sure you're getting enough.

Q & A