21 Weeks Pregnant: What to Expect During Pregnancy

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This is the stage of pregnancy that most women enjoy the most, so relax! Credit: GE Healthcare

How's the name game going? Check out the top 10 names from 2008, courtesy of the Social Security Administration.

What's happening to baby: Baby is now big enough to be measured from his head to heel. He's now roughly 8 ½ inches long and is producing meconium, which will become his first poop when he's born.

What's happening to Mom: Swollen ankles, hands and feet are common in pregnancy -- after all, you've got a lot of extra fluid in your body right now! But if you notice sudden swelling in your hands and face, call your doctor. These are symptoms of preeclampsia, or dangerously high blood pressure.

22 Weeks Pregnant: What to Expect During Pregnancy

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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.