From Body Carre we are going to see two pregnancies by two friends, from two different perspectives and countries, one from Latin America and the other from Spain. I hope you like it and see if you are able to find those little differences.
The baby at 19 weeks’ gestation has probably reached 15 cm and 240 grams or less. Did you know that 90% of the amniotic fluid that surrounds the baby has pee ? Yes, the baby is peeing. A little beauty! Meconium has also started to form. Meconium is the dark poop your baby will make after birth. This week her eyebrows and eyelashes start to appear, as well as her little hairs. His eyelids are already fully formed and cover his eyes, which cannot yet be opened and closed, but he is fully sensitive to light. Your hands already have formed fingers, including fingernails, and they open and close.
By 19 weeks of pregnancy, the ear bones are in the final stage of development, so you can already hear external noises and sounds, including the voice of parents. Her genitals are also fully formed and in the case of a girl, her entire reproductive system, such as the uterus, is already in place.
19 weeks of gestation: this week begins a great milestone in the development of the baby, the brain will be in the improvement phase and is aligned with the senses . Starting this week, taste, hearing, sight, smell and touch will be at work.
The internal sensations of the mother in the 19th week of pregnancy
19 weeks. The pregnant mother now begins to feel the weight of the womb, of a baby along with the amniotic fluid and of the placenta. The baby begins to “weigh” and its movements are more noticeable. For some mothers it feels like they have 100 butterflies in their stomach! It is very subtle at first, but from now on, as you start making more vigorous and stronger movements, it will be much easier to feel them.
At that stage the dream is beginning to become uncomfortable. Some positions can help you sleep better. Lying on your side (preferably on the left side) with the pillow between your knees can help balance your body and is also more comfortable for your spine. If in the first trimester, due to nausea, your sex life had cooled down, now is the time to resume it . Your sexual appetite is in full swing, and it’s time to enjoy! At 19 weeks pregnant it is common for the curious black line (linea alba) to begin to appear and for the nipples to darken.
It is common for some tiredness to begin to affect you, and there may be some pain in the lower abdomen, because the ligaments of the uterus are being stretched each week to control the growth of the baby. Rest is key! Lie down at least 1 time a day, even if you have a load of work to do. This moment is unique and should be experienced with all the serenity possible, even if you work.
Sensations and external factors in the 19th week of pregnancy
Your belly is more evident every day. Do not forget about physical activity, even for a short time and at a slower pace than what you are used to. If you have not yet felt the movements of the baby, prepare for this sensation because it will happen very soon. Prepare your heart for such joy!
So what do you think: is it a boy or a girl? At 19 weeks pregnant, you are likely excited for your ultrasound during this stage of your pregnancy. Most expectant parents think of this test as a chance to find out the baby’s gender, but they will actually see much more than just the boy or girl parts. You will see the whole body of the baby, inside and outside, and you will be amazed at all the development that is happening there in the 19th week of pregnancy. That is very exciting!
How big is the baby at 19 weeks?
The baby is as big as a mango at 19 weeks of pregnancy. At about 6.0 inches long and weighing about 8.5 ounces, your 19-week fetus continues to grow.
19 weeks pregnant, how many months?
19 weeks pregnant is four months and about one week pregnant. In another week, you’ll be halfway there. Can you believe it?
Symptoms of pregnancy at week 19
The normal symptoms of 19 weeks pregnancy are not severe, but rather discomfort. Of course, that doesn’t mean that dealing with them is easy. Here are some of the not-so-funny symptoms you may feel at 19 weeks:
- Pains abdominal and discomfort. Round ligament pain in the uterus is the discomfort in your belly at the bottom of 19 weeks of pregnancy. It is caused by the muscles that stretch to accommodate the baby. Let your obstetrician know if you have any pain or discomfort that worries you, but as long as it is not severe or accompanied by other symptoms, these are just growing pains.
- Dizziness or feeling faint Have you had a feeling of fainting? We have witnessed that more than one pregnant woman fainted, if it happens to you, you should know that you are not alone. Dizziness during pregnancy can occur because your growing uterus puts pressure on your blood vessels. Also, your baby is filling his lungs, so there is less oxygen for you. But there are other things that contribute to lightheadedness, including dehydration and hunger, so take care of yourself by eating well and drinking fluids regularly. If you find yourself feeling dizzy or faint often, your OB may want to rule out probable anemia and / or pre-eclampsia.
- Leg cramps. One way to relief these cramps: stretching. Extend your leg and bend your ankle and toes toward your knees. (Some prenatal yoga exercises might help too.) Or tell your partner to get ready for a relaxation massage.
- Pain in the hip If hip pain bothers you at night, try sleeping on your side with a pillow between your knees. Those giant body pillows may seem big and comfortable, they will provide great support and relief for hip pain, especially if you are 19 weeks pregnant with twins. Get a pillow and enjoy its benefits.
Development of pregnancy at week 19
Whoa! Did you feel it? At 19 weeks pregnant, the movement of the baby in your womb is probably more noticeable as your belly grows. Of course, as we have explained before, this phenomenon occurs earlier for some women than for others. Right now, these small movements will probably feel more like flapping or even gassing, but they will be stronger in the weeks to come. Of course, it takes a little longer before your partner or anyone else can feel those kicks. Until then, enjoy this unique moment that is just between the two of you. You are already united from now on.
At 19 weeks pregnant, weight gain might start to worry you, as you’ve probably gained 8 to 14 pounds so far (or 20 to 30 pounds, if you’re 19 weeks pregnant with twins.) Weight to date is higher or lower than that, talk to your doctor, to find out if it is a cause for concern. Sudden or rapid weight gain could be a sign of pre-eclampsia, which needs to be treated as soon as possible, and the inability to gain weight could mean that your baby is not getting enough nutrients.
Ultrasound at week 19 of pregnancy
At this stage, your 19-week-old fetus is developing a protective layer on its skin called vernix caseosa. It is greasy, white, and you can see some of them at birth. Your baby at 19 weeks is also working on his five senses. Yes, nerve cells for the sense of taste, hearing, sight and smell develop in the baby’s brain.
In this very soon pregnancy ultrasound, the technician will scan most of the baby’s body – including the brain, spine, and heart – to make sure everything is developing properly. It’s so cool to see all of that up close! And, if you want to know the sex of the baby, the technician will probably be able to tell you. Don’t leave without getting some impressions from the scan to take home and show to your partner or family.
Of course, ultrasound isn’t the only thing you should plan ahead for around the 19th week of pregnancy. You should also begin your search for a pediatrician. Start by asking your family or friends for recommendations and then making a few appointments to meet with the pediatrician in person. Organize a list of questions to find out which doctor you feel most confident with. It is important that you find someone you trust, as you will be seeing the pediatrician multiple times during the baby’s first year.
Considerations regarding pregnancy
- It’s about time you started looking for pediatricians.
- Research cord blood banks
- Sign up for a course to learn CPR for babies.
Kathie Sand always saw the world of beauty as the terrain on which to build her professional career, a goal that was clear to her when she was only 15 years old. Her great concern to expand knowledge led her to settle in Paris where she studied hand in hand with the best beauty professionals and with the most advanced techniques for skin care.