21 Weeks Pregnant: What to Expect During Pregnancy
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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
Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.