Hi, mum, I feel excited – it turns out I’m more sophisticated than I thought! Millions of nerve cells are produced in my small body at 19 Weeks Pregnant, and they give me control of all the muscles in my body. I can put my thumbs close to my mouth and suck it like I was a real baby! Or move the head sideways as they do at rock concerts.
New signs appear in 19 Weeks Pregnant as your belly begins to grow larger, announcing the size of the fetus and the completion of many of its parts, leaving little time to receive it.
You are trying to ignore the annoying signs of changes in weight and skin color, and also, you are trying to hide the fatigue and exhaustion in your family. Still, the movement of Your fetus is now visible for everyone around you to feel.
At 19 weeks pregnant, Your baby is about the size of A PEAR.
Length: 15.3 cm
You are in the second trimester.
You are in the fifth month.
The remaining number of weeks: 22
At that stage, especially the beginning of the second trimester of pregnancy, many changes occur to the fetus. Many people are ignorant that the fetus’s head growth is relatively slow compared to the growth of its body.
- First, the mother can feel the movements of the fetus’s limbs due to its response to all external factors.
- The growth of the reproductive system and determining the sex of the fetus, whether it is a boy or a girl.
- The spleen makes red blood cells.
- Cartilage is replaced by bone to cover the skeleton of the fetus.
- The lungs are complete.
- The nervous system is completed as the thyroid gland develops.
- Nails, head hair, eyebrow, and eyelashes growth.
Since your baby’s body is changing rapidly in the womb, you may also feel some additional body changes during the nineteenth week. You will feel more energetic or energetic unless, of course, you still have morning sickness or vomiting. You may also feel more tired than usual as your body is working twice as hard to accommodate the fast-growing baby inside.
It is also likely that your breasts will have doubled their usual size and that you have gained a lot of weight, and it is certainly recommended to gain adequate weight, no more, no less, as this will harm your health and the health of your baby.
19 weeks pregnant Belly Size
With enough weight gain, your belly can be rounder because the cause is more than just flatulence from gas! Many women will likely start to have a large belly at this stage of pregnancy, while a few can work to mask the signs of pregnancy on the stomach.
The most important event is that you will not be able to dismiss the activity inside your tummy as mere gas or slight stomach ache because your baby’s movement will involve some kicking. It will be more pronounced and have a pattern that is easy to expect.
19 Weeks Pregnant symptoms
One of the most common symptoms at that stage of pregnancy is the feeling of contractions as a result of the fetus’s awareness of all the external factors that surround it, such as heat, pressure, pain, light, etc., and it should be noted that there are many other symptoms, which are:
- Notice the presence of some pain in the back.
- Infection with what is known as “pregnancy melasma”, which are red spots that appear in separate places on the body such as the forehead, lips, and cheeks.
- Feeling dizziness, heartburn, and constipation in some cases.
- Slight swelling of the ankles.
- As a result of weight gain, a pregnant woman may have leg cramps.
- Change in skin color on arms, face, and shoulders.
- Pain in the lower abdomen.
- During this period of pregnancy, the uterus muscles expand automatically to accommodate the fetus, which may lead to a feeling of round ligament pain.
- Significant weight gain.
- Heartburn due to the return of stomach acid when the muscles of the lower esophagus relax.
- In many cases, vaginal secretions are present.
- Rarely you can get preeclampsia.
Other symptoms of the nineteenth week of pregnancy
It is worth noting that there are some symptoms that we always recommend that a pregnant woman should go to the treating doctor and consult him as soon as they appear, and these symptoms include:
High temperature: Here, you must consult a specialist immediately because it can negatively affect the fetus.
Cramps: Here, what happens is the uterine muscle stretching and tightening, and the resulting pain can last for 60 seconds or more.
The incidence of gastrointestinal laziness: the work of the intestine becomes somewhat slow as a result of the body excreting more amounts of “progesterone”.
Obesity: Women are exposed to obesity at this stage, knowing that the appetite decreases during that period.
Shortness of breath: This is due to pressure on all the organs that surround the uterus.
Bleeding gums: Here, the pregnant woman is exposed to hormonal changes that lead to excessive sensitivity of the gums.
Nosebleeds: It is known that the body pumps more blood, and thus, a woman may experience nosebleeds, but this infection rarely occurs in 19 Weeks Pregnant.
Infection with hemorrhoids: And updating the incidence of that, as in the fourth month of pregnancy, the fetus puts pressure on the veins, and then that injury occurs.
Miscarriage: In that period, if the mother is exposed to any of the autoimmune diseases, “miscarriage” may result, and among those diseases is “division of the uterine wall, changes in the fetus’ chromosomes, or scleroderma.”
19 Weeks Pregnant Ultrasound
At 19 Weeks Pregnant, the doctor may want to check blood sugar and hemoglobin levels. If needed, he may also recommend tests to check progesterone levels. Moreover, the doctor suggests an ultrasound examination to diagnose pathologies and assess the fetus’s heartbeat, locomotor activity, amniotic fluid condition, fetal and uterine size.
Why is an ultrasound examination at the nineteenth week necessary?
As your pregnancy reaches its nineteenth week, the fetus tends to grow rapidly. The doctor may want to do an ultrasound scan at this point to check that the pregnancy is developing smoothly.
The nineteenth-week ultrasound scan is also known as a “morphology examination” or “structural examination” because the operator of the x-ray machine assesses the structure and shape of the fetus upon examination. This detailed ultrasound may sometimes be referred to as an “abnormality scan” because it closely examines the fetus to rule out any major physical abnormalities. The doctor may notice the following:
- Checking the baby’s heartbeat.
- Fetal size assessment.
- Check the position of the placenta.
- Screening for multiple pregnancies.
- Determining the percentage of amniotic fluid adjacent to the fetus.
- Look for fetal abnormalities, if any.
- Confirm the expected date of placement.
What kind of defect can be detected on an ultrasound examination?
The different types of abnormalities that can be detected in this examination are listed below:
Congenital heart problems
Hydrocephalus – accumulation of fluid inside the brain
Spina bifida: The spinal cord does not develop properly.
Hiatal hernia – an irregular opening in the diaphragm due to the movement of the abdominal organs to the upper chest
Brain: an incomplete skull and an underdeveloped mind
Abdominal cleft: an opening in the abdominal wall of the fetus
Major limb deformities: such as short limbs or missing bones
Major kidney complications: such as misshapen or misshapen kidney
Autism: a developmental disorder that damages the ability to interact and communicate
Cerebral palsy: a disorder of muscle color that impairs movement or sitting
Down syndrome: a chromosomal disorder that causes intellectual and developmental impairment
What happens if the ultrasound shows abnormalities?
If the ultrasound shows any abnormality, the doctor explains the problem while planning the most appropriate treatment options. Alternatively, the doctor may want to discuss the condition in detail with another specialist and take further opinions.
The doctor may also want to check the fetus on another day if the fetus is in the wrong position. Accordingly, he may ask you to come again after a few days for another examination. Usually, a complication that requires another examination isn’t necessarily dangerous. A single scan may not provide a comprehensive view of a problem, and you may have to perform additional checks to prove an obvious defect.
How safe is it to have a nineteenth-week ultrasound?
It is usually considered safe to have an ultrasound at the nineteenth week. It is painless, painless, and does not involve ionizing radiation. With advances in ultrasound technology, a 19-week 3D ultrasound option can also provide 3D images of the fetus.
A scan at the nineteenth week can release pictures of your fetus to confirm its basic growth and development. By this time, the unborn baby may have some hearing capabilities. Therefore, it might be a great idea to start talking to your baby. You must remain positive and healthy to ensure an enjoyable pregnancy.
Pregnancy Checklist at 19 Weeks Pregnant
Above all, make sure to stay in excellent health to help you carry your son without any obstacles until the time of birth.
What to do,
- Here is a list of all the things you must do during 19 Weeks Pregnant.
- Make sure you are always positive and optimistic.
- Ask for help if you need it, as you will have some mood swings.
- Make sure to eat healthily and at the right times.
- Keep hydrated with water and juices.
- Buy good quality pillows to help you cope with aches.
- Practice meditation and do some yoga.
- Take the medications recommended by your doctor.
- Get more rest and regular hours of sleep.
What not to do,
Here is a list of all the things you shouldn’t be doing during week 19 of your pregnancy.
- Smoking, drinking alcohol or using drugs.
- Staying in questionable places about hygiene.
- Expose yourself to harmful odors, sounds, or pollutants.
- Exhausting yourself and exposing yourself to tension.
- Eating too much or eating too little.
- Be ashamed to consult your doctor if something is bothering you, no matter what.
- Neglecting oral health
What should you buy,
You should pay attention to shopping during pregnancy because you need to be as comfortable as possible. Make sure to choose cotton maternity clothes and buy ample clothes that can help you breathe comfortably.
Buy high-quality flat shoes and books about your pregnancy and parenting. Oral care and hygiene products, in general, should also be bought because you are more likely to get infections due to reduced immunity. Stock up on snacks like nuts, fruits, and yogurt to promote healthy eating.
Prepare ahead of time and follow the rules for a safe and healthy pregnancy.
Nutrition at 19 Weeks Pregnant
Since your baby eats through you until birth, it is not surprising that you should be anxious about the type of foods to eat during 19 Weeks Pregnant. Keep in mind the basics to incorporate into your baby’s diet and for you too.
- Eating foods rich in Vitamin B is important for the development of a child’s brain and nervous system. Add milk, meat, cheese, and soybeans to your meals.
- Good fats can help your baby grow well and can be obtained from various nuts and seeds.
- Make sure to add milk to your diet to boost the baby’s bone health as it contains calcium.
- Green leafy vegetables and fresh fruits reduce the risk of anemia and help control blood pressure.
- Nuts and seeds contain omega-3 fatty acids for the development of the baby’s brain and brain.
- Soy provides protein, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids.
- Do not forget about fish, especially oily ones, which are good for the growth of the child.
- Lean and some red meats are rich in protein and are a good choice for non-vegetarians.
Exercises At 19 Weeks Pregnant
At 19 Weeks Pregnant, we also advise you to continue exercising to avoid weight gain and double your exercises that tighten the skin. You can go to the gym to get more encouragement. Also, exercise will help you re-balance your body’s hormones, and thus the pigmentation will disappear to some extent, and your skin becomes More lively and brighter.