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Week 19 Of A Pregnancy

Week 19 marks a milestone in pregnancy, as this is when your baby has officially passed her half-way point. Your baby is now approximately 6 inches long and weighs 10 ounces.

Appearance: At this stage, your baby’s skin has now thinned and her organs are continuing to develop and move into their correct positions. She may even start to grow fine hair on her head, face and body.

Movement: By now, you should be feeling movement from your baby on a regular basis. She can now move her arms and legs and turn her head.

Growth: Your baby’s skeleton is continuing to harden and his/her muscles are continuing to strengthen. His/her brain is now making thousands of new neural connections each day. His/her eyes and ears are also beginning to sync, allowing him/her to begin forming an understanding of the world around him/her.

Your Baby’s Development: By week 19 of your pregnancy, your baby has officially passed the halfway point of development. She has developed almost all of her organs, and her immune system is now better developed. She can even now practice breathing and is urinating in small amounts.

Your Body: Your uterus should now be pushing up into your ribs, causing a bit of discomfort. Your breasts continue to swell in size and you are likely starting to outgrow some of your clothes.

Considerations: As your baby’s development progresses, it is important to make sure you continue to get plenty of rest and a balanced diet. Make sure to make exercise a regular part of your routine, as it can help you stay healthy and also provide some stress relief. Consider speaking with your doctor about potential supplements to help make sure your baby has all the vitamins and minerals he/she needs for proper development. Remember to take time for yourself as well. Relaxation activities such as yoga, meditation, listening to music and taking a warm bath can help keep you relaxed and focused on the joys of this special time.

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