Pregnancy Week 19: Guide for Mothers
Your baby, who is the size of a mango, now has pigments that determine his skin tone. Find out other amazing facts in our pregnancy week 19 guide
How Big is Your Baby?
Your Baby’s Development
In this week by week pregnancy guide, you'll learn that:
- Your baby’s skin is beginning to develop pigments which determines his skin tone. He will also be covered in Vernix Caseosa, a thin wax-like substance that helps protect the skin from amniotic fluid.
- The hair on his scalp is growing.
- Your baby's senses are blossoming. His brain is designating specialized areas for smell, taste, hearing, vision, and touch.
- Research suggests that he may hear your voice now, so keep a check on those swear words. Read, sing, or talk to your baby. Don’t be shy.
- His kidneys continue to make urine.
- Your belly is growing fast, so the ligaments supporting your expanding uterus causes abdominal aches.
- Your little one's kicks may take you by surprise, though eventually you will get used to the movements of your little gymnast. Oh, and avoid using your growing bump as a coffee table less the cup, along with its hot content, falls.
- Your increased bump size may be causing you heartburn, so here are ways to prevent it.
- Keep the aches to a minimum by going on walks and performing simple exercises.
- If you feel light-headed, sit down and do some deep breathing exercises or meditate.
- Hip pain may bother you at night. Sleep with a pillow between your knees.
- Encourage your spouse to feel your little ninja's kicks! This is a good way for him to connect with the baby.
- Think about picking out names for your baby. It’s never too early!
Your previous week: 18 weeks pregnant
Your next week: 20 weeks pregnant
Republished with permission from: theAsianparent