Congratulation you are half way gone pregnancy cycle. 19 weeks could be a surprising week for couple of reason. What do you expect this week?
It’s your first pregnancy probably and you haven’t felt your baby movements. Great! There is a high probability that this week 19, you may begin to feel the soft flutter. Although at first, it may be difficult to tell if its baby’s movements. But soon you will discern the sensation even as your baby growth increases and more active.
Pregnancy week 19 could be the best time to do a level 2 ultrasound; this scan result gives a more details of your baby organs than the level 1 ultrasound which is usually performed during the first trimester weeks. The level 2 ultrasound reveals whether your baby is growing at a constant rate, position of the placenta, amniotic fluids level and also takes the fetal heart rate measurement. It will also tell the gender of your baby if you’ve not know before now.
19 Weeks Pregnant: How Is Your Body?
Some women tend to be more energized during second trimester and also fatigue is another challenge. If you’re already used to sleeping with your side, you may probably still be having a cool night’s sleep. But if incline to sleep on your back or stomach, your growing stomach will make these sleeping positions difficult. Adding pillows close to your stomach and in-between your legs may help. Avoiding caffeine intake and doing exercise during the day may also help you to sleep fine.
Frequent urination and thought about your baby could also make sleep difficult. Try engaging in stress lowering breathing exercise to help you relax during the day and even at night.
Weight gain, increase in your breast size and also noticing a darker line appearing in the middle of your stomach is another changes in 19 weeks pregnant symptoms. The line does fade away few weeks after birth.
19 Weeks Pregnant: How Is Your Baby?
Your baby has grown so much during these 19 weeks pregnant but is still a little under 17.8 cm (7 inches) long and weighs about .2 kg.
During this week, there are harmful of new developments including: sensory parts of the brain development, kidneys producing urine and hair starts growing on your baby hair.
The soft, fine hair lanugo which covers your baby body is also appearing. In addition, the vermix caesosa and the oily substance that protects your baby skin while in the womb starts forming.
If your baby is a girl, her uterus has formed and her ovaries should contain about 5 million plus eggs. That’s amazing.
What Pregnancy Symptoms To Expect?
By now morning sickness or nausea experienced early in your pregnancy should have be resolve. If you still feel any signs of illness, speak with your health care provider about how to cope with or treatment.
Ginger and peppermint are natural remedies that can help fight symptoms but it’s necessary you meet with your health care provider for medications or herbal remedies.
Eating little and more frequent meals may also help solve nausea and it’s also vital to stay hydrated always throughout pregnancy weeks.
You could also feel round ligament pain. This pain is occasionally felt in the abdomen called round ligament pain. The pain may starts from one side of your abdomen or hip area but some time, pain is felt on both sides of your stomach and probably extend down to your groin. The pain usually can last for some seconds. What causes round ligament pain is as a result of standing up or coughing. You can ease ligament pain by moving slowly when standing or changing your position while lying or sitting down. And also avoid lifting anything heavy thing during the remaining pregnancy weeks.
Tips for Keeping Healthy Pregnancy
Most pregnant women go through dizziness when pregnant. Dizziness is often cause by low blood pressure or hypertension. When you sleep, your uterus relaxes on the aorta and the vena cava which is the major blood vessels transporter in your body.
The pressure on the blood vessels is called supine hypertension. Supine hypertension can be relieved by sleeping on your side instead of your back.
Also gravity causes blood pressure to drop, which results in you feeling dizzy; this can be prevented by standing slowly.