Your Pregnancy At Week 21

Weight: 430g  Size: 28cm, Carrot   Weeks Left: 19
In a nutshell
Keep up your 5 a day!
Your baby has developed a sleeping pattern
Keep hydrated
Your all baby now, not just Placenta!

Your Body at Week 21

In this last part of your second trimester, it’s super important to keep up with your nutritional diet. Ideally, you should be gaining around 6-6.5kg during the second trimester, however some women put on very little weight. As long as they keep up a diet that contains all the necessary nutrients, there is nothing to worry about. 

A lot of your weight gain will have gone straight to your developing baby and the rest to your growing uterus and breasts.

Your Baby At Week 21 

Your baby’s two distinct layers of skin have now developed. The surface layer (epidermis) and the deeper layer (dermis). The epidermis now carries a surface pattern on the fingertips, palms, toes and soles of the feet, which will give your little human their unique prints once they enter into world. 

Week 21 TODO's

  1. If you are suffering very painful headaches and paracetamol isn’t quite cutting it, do go and get checked out from your GP as it could be a sign of pre-eclampsia.
  2. How about joining a water aerobics class? This is great exercise for you if you don’t fancy anything too harsh on your joints.

Week 21 FAQ's

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Boy & Girl Name of the Week

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Recipe of the Week

Banana loaf
BABYGO Recipe of the Week
4.5 / 5
50 Min
Serves 6-8
7 Ingreds


  • 100g butter, softened
  • 1750g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 ripe bananas mashed
  • 225g self-rising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • Cooking Instructions

      • You will need a loaf tin measuring 17 x 9 x 9cm.
      • Lightly grease the tin and line with non-stick baking paper
      • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
      • Measure all the ingredients into a mixing bowl and beat for about 20 minutes or until well blended.
      • Spoon the mixture into the tin and level the surface.
      • Bake for one hour until well risen and golden brown. Insert a fine skewer in the centre and it should come out clean if it is cooked.
      • Leave to cool in the tin for a few minutes. Remove from the tin and remove the lining paper and leave on the rack to cool completely.

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