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Week 19

Week 19 indicates that time is moving so quickly and you are in the fifth month of pregnancy. This means that you are almost halfway through your beautiful journey!

The size of the baby
At week 19, the size of the baby resembles the mango.

Weight/height of the baby
The height of the baby this week is around 15.3 cms while the weight of the baby is around 240 grams.

About your baby
Your baby has grown a lot during the last few weeks and it has been practising some important functions and reflexes within the womb! The body of your baby is covered with Vernix Caseosa which is similar to cream cheese and protects the sensitive skin of your baby that might turn dry or hard due to the amniotic fluid. This protective layer sheds off at the time of the delivery. The lungs are forming during this stage and the skins of your baby is protected by Vernix in order to prevent wrinkle formation. At this week, the head of your baby is towards the chest while the legs are placed towards the uterus.
The first hair appears over the head of your baby during this stage. The areas of the brain which are responsible for detecting senses are undergoing rapid development along with the reproductive system. The movements of your baby is now stronger and more rapid and the skin of your baby starts being pigmented during this stage.

About your body
You must be excited during this week as you’ll get to know the sex of your baby! Your bump becomes noticeable during this stage because of the size of the baby.

Some of the symptoms which you might experience during week 19 include stuffy nose, abdominal cramps, leg cramps, increased appetite, and others.

Do & Don’ts / Advice / Checklist / Tips

  • Get enough calcium in your diet along with the folic acid supplements
  • Evaluate your weight in order to avoid excessive weight gain
  • Eat a healthy and balanced diet comprising of fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Stay safe by avoiding excessive physical activities
  • Perform light exercises in order to stay super fit and healthy
  • Visit the dentist in order to take care of the dental health
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