Week 19 pregnancy symptoms | Signs of week 19 pregnancy | Diet for week 19 pregnant


19 weeks pregnant means 4 months more to go! Your baby was as tiny as a tadpole, now it's a small baby capable of making funny expressions and hearing all that you say. Amazing developments are happening to your baby at 19 weeks pregnancy. Read about it all here:

Baby Development:

Your baby is now size of a heirloom

week 19 baby development

The 19 weeks pregnant baby size is the size of a mango. Sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch are developing in separate areas of the brain to make your baby fit for the external world. The heart of the 19-week fetus is beating about two times as fast as yours.The baby is floating in the amniotic fluid so a cheesy, soft, protective coating called vernix caseosa is formed on the skin to protect the baby from wrinkles. The urinary tract and circulatory system are fully functional. The 19-week ultrasound can show the 19 weeks baby position in the tummy. The head is situated up towards your chest with the feet extending to the bottom of the uterus. Position of the baby at 19 weeks pregnant also allows sex determination through ultrasound.

Body Changes

19 weeks pregnant belly size varies according to many factors. First-time moms might have smaller bumps while women with pregnancy history might show bigger bumps. 19 weeks pregnant bump is still noticeable in new moms. Milk ducts are enlarging which means an increase in breast size. Weight gain is normal as appetite increases. The metabolism of your body is twice as normal which might make you feel tired.

Find your due date/Calculating your due date:

Unless you've been tracking your ovulation, for a health practitioner to exactly know when you ovulated and conceived is hard to say. Most women ovulate about two weeks after the first day of their period. So, to calculate a standard timing, most health practitioners calculate the due date from the first day of your last menstrual period.

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19 weeks pregnant symptoms:

Pregnancy SymptomsHere are a few number of common symptoms a woman may notice throughout her Pregnancy Symptoms Week 19.
  1. Inflamed and bleeding gums
  2. Stretch marks & itchy abdomen
  3. Dizziness
  4. Increased cravings
  5. Hot flushes
  6. Swollen hands and feet
  7. Enlarged breasts
  8. Headaches
  9. Stuffy nose
  10. Bloating and constipation
  11. Indigestion and heartburn
  12. Leg cramps & backaches
  13. Darkened facial skin called 'mask of pregnancy'
  14. Thicker and shinier hair
  15. A heightened sense of smell

Tips for You This Week

You can support your body to prepare for pregnancy by following the tips below:

Always stand slowly after prolonged sitting or sleeping position as the blood pressure of the body is low at this stage. Try sleeping on your left side with a pillow between your knees and ankles. Sleep on a firm mattress. Avoid heavy lifting. Take prenatal vitamins. Wear loose fit breathable clothing to tackle the hot flushes. Stay away from skin or hair treatments involving harsh chemicals. Visit a dentist if you are experiencing bleeding gums. Stay away from X-rays. Avoid taking hot baths, hot tubs, and saunas.

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