Pregnancy 19 Weeks
- "Argghh!! What Happen to My Skin?"
You are about to reach to the halfway mark in your pregnancy when you are in pregnancy 19 weeks. During this time you may want to start looking into the child birth education and class. You can learn about pregnancy, labor and birth in the class which is good for you to prepare for D-day.
During this pregnancy week 19, you may start to have skin irregularities such as pregnancy mask, dry itch skin and flaky skin. These are all common symptoms which are due to changes in hormone.
As mentioned in the previous week, you still have difficulties to get sleep, and it is even harder in this week because your tummy is getting bigger and bigger. So, I recommend you to get any good pregnancy pillow to support your body. You know, you have to get a good rest during pregnancy. How to get a good rest if you cannot sleep comfortably?
You may expect below changes in you during this pregnancy 19 weeks as well as your baby:
- By pregnancy week 19, your uterus has reached or is just below your navel.
- You may now feel a bit unstable as your belly continues to expand, your center of gravity will shift.
- Postural hypotension may still occur during this pregnancy week 19. Try to move slowly to avoid this to happen.
- In addition, you may have another dizziness due to rapid blood sugar risers and falls. This dizzines may happen when you lie down. It is called supine hypotension
- Try to eat several mini meals every day and avoid skipping any meals to reduce the possibility of this dizziness.
- In this pregnancy 19 weeks, your baby is around 8 to 9 oz (230 to 250 g) in weight and 6 to 7.5 in (15 to 16 cm) length.
- During this week, vernix - a milky white covering that protects your baby's skin from its aquatic environment starts to appear.
- Also, his or her permanent teeth buds are starting to form behind the already formed milk teeth buds.
- Your baby begins to store iron for the red blood cells production.
- By now, the lanugo may appear all over your baby's body.
- During this week, your baby's brain is developing rapidly. Tiny pockets that will enable baby to hear, see, touch, taste and smell things after delivery are growing.
- If it is not previous week, then it should be this week when your baby starts to produce his or her first bowel movement called meconium. It is normal but it can be dangerous if you pass it while still in utero during delivery.
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