Your Pregnancy Week 19


19 Week Pregnant: Pregnancy Calendar

During pregnancy, you will feel anxious and worried about what will happen to you and your baby in these 9 months. Every week of pregnancy bring new bodily changes and we are here to provide you details of 19 week pregnant and you can get a lot of information about what to expect in every week of pregnancy. Here is a guide to your pregnancy journey.


Baby Development in 
19 Week 

The length of your baby is now about 6 inches and the skin of your baby in week 19 will be covered by a protective substance called “vernix”. This greasy and white substance is made from lanugos, oil from your baby’s glands and dead skin cells. The main function of vernix is to provide protection to the baby from surrounding amniotic fluid . Without this substance, baby would look wrinkled at the time of birth. At the time when delivery is about to happen, this will shed.

Your baby’s brain in week 19 will be making a millions of neurons. Neuron cells help muscles in brain to communicate. Now your baby will be able to make involuntary movements like sucking thumb and moving head and you might notice and feel such actions of your baby. Your baby can now hear you better. All external sounds can be heard by your baby.

Your baby’s kidneys will also start functioning. Baby’s urine is excreted into amniotic sac (that encloses your baby and amniotic fluid). Your placenta removes the waste.

Diet

In 19 week , add following foods to your diet:

  • Add lots of fiber to your diet and drink lots of fluid.
  • Fats are essential for baby’s growth and you should choose the right fat for your baby. You can choose low fat dairy, lean meats, vegetable oil and unsaturated fats that can be found in fish, plant oils (olive, walnut), nuts etc.
  • Always remember to eat small meals and from time to time. It will help you to keep nutrition levels constant and will keep your baby healthy. It will also prevent your digestive system from getting overloaded.


Exercise

You can choose to practice low impact exercises like:
• walking
• water aerobics
• yoga
• aerobics
• bicycling,
• water exercises
• And other exercises that do not cause exhaustion and overheating.

Precautions

  • Skin discoloration is a common problem in pregnancy. It’s because of hormones and you can limit your exposure to sun as it makes skin discolorations darker. Always apply a sunscreen before going outside.