Pregnancy Week 21 / Second Trimester

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Week 21


What happens to you?

Have you decided whether you want to find out the gender of your baby?  Everyone is probably telling you what sex your baby is using different guessing methods.  Some people find this fun, while other pregnant women find it annoying.  People guess the sex of the child by how high or low you carry the baby or the Chinese Gender Chart, but these things are not always accurate.

If you are having an ultrasound examination, you can ask to be told or not to be told your baby's sex.  The technician or doctor running the test will be happy to let you know if it is evident which sex your child is, but if you don't wish to know, he will keep it a secret for you to discover at delivery.

What happens to the baby?

The baby can still move all over in the amniotic fluid.  Towards the end of this trimester the baby will begin to settle in a head down position, although some babies do not turn head down until late in the last trimester.

The baby weighs just under a pound (13 ounces or 369 grams).



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