Pregnancy week 19: Your week by week pregnancy guide

Pregnancy week 19: Your week by week pregnancy guide

You may feel that there's so much going on. Between your little ninja's movements and increasing aches, don't forget to take a breather.

As soon as you reach pregnancy week 19, meditation would become a preferable way to de-stress, especially if you don’t want to get out of bed! Read on to know why.

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Week by week pregnancy guide: how big is your baby?

Your baby is now the size of a mango—and getting heavier every week. Your baby is now about 15cm long and weighs about 240.0g.  Have you felt your baby’s ninja moves yet?

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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 determine his/her skin tone. He/she will also be covered in Vernix Caseosa, a thin wax-like substance that helps protect the skin from amniotic fluid.
  • The hair on his/her scalp is growing.
  • Your baby’s senses are blossoming. His/her brain is designating specialized areas for smell, taste, hearing, vision, and touch.
  • Research suggests that he/she 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/her kidneys continue to make urine at your pregnancy week 19.

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 lest 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

Do you have questions on this week by week pregnancy guide? What are your current concerns, mums? Leave us a comment below!

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Written by

Jasmine Yeo

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