What to Expect when You’re 19 Weeks Pregnant
19 weeks pregnant is a very big week for development within the womb. Your baby is now about the size of a big juicy mango – six inches long and more than half a pound.
A milestone development happens during this week – your baby will be covered with a protective coating called the Vernix Caseosa which basically prevents him or her pickling in the amniotic fluid surrounding the fetus. He or she is also much more active in the womb and you may feel the first kicks and rolls!
Common Symptoms when You’re 19 Weeks Pregnant
You’ve probably had a few weeks of minimal preg symptoms and feeling really healthy and energized. But, at pregnancy week 19, a few things may start to niggle. Because of the pressure, your growing baby puts on your abdomen and spine, you may experience the occasional sharp pain in your side or an ache in your lower back, particularly when you’ve had an active day.
These are perfectly natural pregnancy symptoms and, as long as you stay mobile, eat well, and rest then you need it, they pose no risk to your pregnancy health. However, if the pains become intense, or if you think there is anything abnormal about them, it’s a good idea to contact your midwife or obstetrician.
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At this stage of your pregnancy (you’re nearly half way there!) you may find yourself feeling anxious at times: are your symptoms the natural and normal symptoms pregnant women have? Is your baby’s development going ok? Are your diet and exercise right? Will you be a good parent? It is perfectly normal to have these feelings and to question yourself. The best advice we can give is to have a good maternity care team in place and to seek pregnancy guidance whenever you need it.
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