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Pregnancy Week 21-24

Pregnancy Week 24


At each pregnancy check, the distance from the pubic bone (symphysis) to the upper end of the uterus is measured, and you are sure to follow the tension of the growing belly. The measurement is called symphysus fundus measurement or SF measurement. The most important thing about these measurements is to see that the stomach grows steadily and steadily. The dimensions vary from stomach to stomach. If there are clear signs of anomalies, you are called to check more often or may have ultrasound.

Pregnancy Week 21-24

The fetus

The activity in the stomach changes, but now you should feel fetal movements every day. The legs get harder and harder. Play together and know each other! When a small foot or hand pushes to the inside, you can cuddle with the baby by rubbing back.

The fetus weighs about 700 grams.

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Some pregnant women feel that the baby is keeping them awake while trying to sleep. The reason you notice the fetal movements better when you relax is that you would otherwise rock the baby to sleep with your own movements.

If you have swollen legs, support socks can help. For more information about pregnancy and maternity fashion, please see BESTAAH.COM maternity outerwear. When you are on pregnancy control, the midwife, among other things, checks your blood sugar value to see if you are at risk of pregnancy diabetes. 8 out of 1000 pregnant women get this. It is a mild form of diabetes that usually disappears after childbirth. Here you can read more about pregnancy diabetes. Sometimes the midwife thinks it is necessary to do a sugar load test on you.

The fetus

If the birth starts prematurely or if something should happen to you, the healthcare system will now do everything they can to save the child.

The fetus begins to produce a substance called surfactant. It prevents the lungs from collapsing and sticking together when a premature baby exhales. It is thus necessary for one to be able to breathe normally.

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Keep track of your skin! The hormones make you more easily brown when you are pregnant, but they also make it easier for you to get permanent pigment spots from sun damage.

Stabbing pain along the side of the uterus is perfectly normal. Only the uterus grows and stretches. Many also experience leg cramps, heartburn and, again, frequent toilet visits. Towards the end of pregnancy, it is not uncommon to have to go up several times every night to empty the bladder. You can see it as the body's way of preparing for all night wakings after childbirth.

The fetus

The skin of the fetus is large and wrinkled. This is because the skin is formed faster than the fat does on the small body.

The fetus is now about 27 cm long and weighs 450 grams.

Leg cramps

Bone cramps, painful contractions in the leg muscles, are a common pregnancy problem. In a Norwegian survey, 45% of all women had leg cramps during pregnancy. Four out of five had had cramps at night only.

Pregnancy Week 21


Have you started getting amplifiers? It is the uterus that trains before delivery. The uterus is one of the muscles we have that is not will-driven, so you cannot choose yourself when you want to exercise it. You notice the aches and pains as your stomach becomes very hard and then softens again. If you get very painful painkillers that come regularly, it can be a sign of a premature birth. If you are unsure, call your nearest maternity ward. It is better to ask once too much than to walk around and be worried.

The fetus

The fetus can feel the prelude, but has no discomfort.

Now the taste buds are formed and the brain is so developed that the fetus can feel the touch. Maybe the fetus is using this opportunity to feel a little on his own body?

The fetus also produces pitch, a type of stool that does not discharge until after childbirth. In boy fetuses, testicles begin to migrate from the stomach.

Now the fetus has a fixed circadian rhythm. Maybe you notice when it is asleep and when it is more active?

Are you bothered by urinary tract infections?

Urinary tract infections during pregnancy are quite common. The incidence is higher in pregnant women than in other women. In pregnant, it is also much more common that the urinary tract infection develops into renal pelvic inflammation. Read more.


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