Your baby’s toes and fingers now develop permanent lines, burrows, and patterns that make finger-and-toe prints unique.
Maternity Outfit Time
As your belly begins to grow and you become curvy, now will be the time to shop for some maternity/nursing clothes. Opt for vertical lines and tiny prints that help accentuate your bump beautifully.
At week 19, you’re in the fifth month!
Your Baby’s Development During Week 19
Week 19 Baby’s Growth
How Big is Your Baby?
The baby is maturing fast with the arms and legs growing in the
right proportion. Your tiny pod has better limb coordination
with the brain and the kidneys are also developing. The skin
loses its translucency and starts to develop pigments which will
determine the baby’s skin tone. Your baby’s skin is covered by
Vernix Caseosa, a thin greasy protective layer that safeguards the
baby from amniotic fluid. Hair starts to develop on the baby’s
scalp at this stage. However, the level of hair in the newborns
varies based on hereditary and individual development.
Baby’s Length: 15.3 cm
Baby’s Weight: 240 g
Mother’s Changing Body: What to Expect
Some expectant mothers might feel the baby’s movement for the
first time during the 19th week. If you were pregnant before, you
may feel the movements earlier in this pregnancy.
The top of the uterus reaches the belly button this week and
continues to grow about one centimeter every week.
As your belly starts to grow, it is best to sleep on the side as the
uterus presses the blood vessels and causes dizziness.
19th Week Pregnancy Symptoms
It is natural for pregnant women to experience indigestion, heartburn, breathlessness,
and increased appetite due to hormonal changes and a growing baby.
Due to the extra estrogen, your skin will undergo many changes, albeit
temporarily. You might see dark skin patches on your upper lip, cheeks, or
forehead. Appearance of dark spots and skin tags is also very common
As your belly grows, the skin at the lower end will begin to stretch causing
Urinary Tract Infection
The growing belly tends to put pressure on the ureter, thereby making you
prone to infections.
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