19 weeks pregnant

19 weeks pregnant

Your Developing Baby-
• When you’re 19 weeks pregnant, your baby’s size is around 6.12 inches (16cm) and 8.47 ounces (240gm).
• Myelination of nerves started throughout the baby’s body, nerves are being coated with a fatty substance called myelin.
• Scalp hair becomes apparent in this week.
• If you’re having a girl, the vagina, uterus, and fallopian tubes are in place.
• If it’s a boy, the genitals are distinct and recognizable.
• Your baby is swallowing amniotic fluid and his or her kidneys are making urine.
• Baby’s sensory system is getting stronger and developing in their specialized areas of the brain, when you’re 19 weeks pregnant.
• Your baby is still tiny, but this week brings the development of brown fat, which will help keep your baby warm after birth. During the last trimester, your baby will add more layers of fat for warmth and protection.

Ultrasound – Most parents-to-be think of this test as the chance they get to find out baby’s sex. But you actually will see a lot more than baby’s boy or girl parts. The ultrasound scan will show you, your baby’s full body, and sonologist will make sure everything’s developing properly.

Your Changing body–

19 Weeks pregnant- Sign and Symptoms
• You may have started to feel your baby’s movements. Most mums-to-be start to feel movement (called quickening) between 18 weeks and 20 weeks.
• Abdominal pain, caused by your muscles stretching to accommodate the baby.
• Dizziness or tiredness.
• Leg cramps and pain in hip joints.

Later in your pregnancy, you’ll feel kicks, punches, and possibly hiccups! Each baby has different movement patterns, but if you’re concerned or if the movements have decreased in frequency or intensity, talk to your doctor.

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