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21 Weeks Pregnant

Why does your complexion suddenly look like a teenager’s?! Plus, how your thoughts can help you achieve an awesome, unmedicated birth!

  • Baby at 21 Weeks Pregnant 🚼

    Got any bananas in your kitchen? Grab the biggest one and take a close look at it. That’s how long Baby Natural is from crown to feet this week. (Yes, starting now, baby is measured from head to toe instead of crown to rump!)

    All of baby’s major organs and systems have formed now, though they will of course continue to grow and mature. His bone marrow has begun producing blood cells (taking over that job from the liver and spleen).

    But, baby's big job going forward is to acquire that adorable baby fat. He'll need it to fuel his body's massive growth during his first year of life.

    On average, babies triple their birth weight during their first year of life, and they grow nearly a foot in length! The layer of fat insulates baby's organs, provides a "reserve" in case of weight loss during an illness, and of course provides an energy source too.

    Remember, as baby grows, you'll grow. 😊 Don't be surprised if your appetite increases a bit over the next few months.

    Pregnancy week by week - 21 weeks pregnant - Mama Natural
  • You at 21 Weeks Pregnant 🚺

    They said you’d have a beautiful pregnancy glow. Instead, you have acne worse than a teenager's or brown spots that rival a leopard's. What gives?

    Once again, you can thank those wonderful pregnancy hormones for an increase in acne, blemishes, or freckling.

    Thankfully, there are plenty of safe and natural remedies to treat troublesome pregnancy acne—and even prevent it from happening in the future.

    We've also got a good article for you with natural remedies to treat chloasma, melasma or the mask of pregnancy (dark splotchy spots of skin pigmentation).

    Consider a cleaning with your dentist

    There's an old wives tale that says: gain a child, lose a tooth. Unfortunately, this was the case for me during my first pregnancy.

    When pregnant, we're more susceptible to dental decay. Not only do our gums swell, which can trap bacteria, but baby is also tapping into our mineral reserves, so the body may pull those much-needed minerals from the teeth if it has to.

    It’s important to get on top of this early, as dental decay can also lead to premature labor. Book a cleaning if it’s been a while, and be sure to brush and floss those pearly whites!

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  • Week 21 Spotlight
    Natural Childbirth Affirmations 💡

    Natural Childbirth Affirmations from Mama Natural

    I know from experience that our minds can be our biggest friend or foe during birth. Just like we need to exercise to keep our bodies strong and healthy, we need to train our minds and practice positive affirmations and visualizations to have the birth we desire.

    Your thoughts can help create your reality.

    And your thoughts can help you create an awesome, unmedicated birth!

    With my first pregnancy, I listened to natural childbirth affirmations once or twice. But I never fully embraced them.

    The outcome? A 27-hour labor that took me to the very edges of my being.

    With my second pregnancy, I did things differently (pain is a great motivator!). I trained my mind more diligently than ever. I listened to natural childbirth affirmations during the weeks preceding my natural childbirth, and even during it!

    That second birth was nearly pain-free.

    And it happened so fast that we almost had to pull over to the side of the road and deliver the baby right then and there (seriously!). Click here to see how natural childbirth affirmations may help YOU have a more empowered birth.

  • Week 21 Hot Topics 🔥

    Here are more hot topics for your 21th week of pregnancy!

  • Week 21 To-Dos ✅

    • Treat yourself to a movie. You won’t enjoy going to the theater quite as much once baby arrives. :)
    • Determine your childcare set-up for when baby arrives. Will you stay home full-time? Part-time? Or work outside the home full-time? Get the childcare you need lined up.
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