What are common problems that may occur during week 21 of pregnancy?

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During week 21, your baby is typically growing steadily and mothers-to-be usually report feeling overall comfortable and content. As your baby's digestive system develops and the fetus begins to consume some of the surrounding amniotic fluid, however, it may be important to monitor your baby's digestion.

Your own body may also experience new problems of its own. Many women begin to have swelling or varicose veins in their legs as a result of their weight gain, and some begin to struggle with acne as their skin produces excess oil on their face.

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