Pregnancy 21-28 Weeks

21-28 Weeks

The description below gives you a broad indication of your child’s development.

Contact your doctor for more detailed information.

Physical Development

  • Your bump is becoming increasingly obvious at this stage, so a chance for Mam to buy maternity clothes!
  • The small bones inside the baby’s ear develop at this stage and baby’s hearing develops fully.
  • The sucking reflex develops and some begin to suck their thumb.

Language development

  • Talking to your child is important.  It will recognise your voice and the voices of other family members.
  • You could start reading or singing to your child now.  The baby will increasingly hear sounds from the wider world.
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Songs, Posters, Books, Recommended Reading and other resources that is useful

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Playgroups, Home visits, Support Groups and more...

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