Pregnancy Week 19: Guide for Mothers

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?

week by week pregnancy: week 19

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.
Pregnancy Symptoms
  • 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.
Pregnancy Care
  • 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.
Your Checklist
  • 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

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