Your baby measures over 15 centimeters and weighs about 240 grams.

Description: Week 19, baby has the size of a mango

Week 19, baby has the size of a mango

Fetal development

At 19 weeks gestation, you can get a good look at your baby’s gender, bending and touching… through ultrasound. Your baby is five months old in your pregnancy.

Not only does your baby have its feeling, but hearing sound from the outside even your voice. That is because your baby’s ears develop stably and start to hear surrounding sound.

Commonly, having an ultrasound will take place from 18th to 22nd week to check out the development of your baby, placenta and umbilical cord in addition to determining the age of your baby exactly. If you do it right now, you will see your baby’s movements such as stamping, curling, bending, touching or nudging your belly.

At this point, your baby’s development is exploding with many specialized functions. Its kidneys continue to make urine and the hair on its scalp is sprouting. A part of its brain forms sensory function. If it’s a girl, she will have 6 million eggs. Do you think that’s a miracle?

Baby’s nervous system has been formed since the 4th week pregnancy and has continued to be completed. Dividing its brain into forebrain, hindbrain, midbrain and spinal cord has also been performed generally and leads to division of two hemispheres.

Hydrocephalus causes an unusually large head. The incidence is 1/2000 children, account for 12% of cases of congenital malformation, especially, for live births. Hydrocephalus is often associated with spina bifida, meningocele… Ultrasound is the best way to detect this problem. Hydrocephalus is usually detected by 19 weeks of pregnancy.

Baby size

In week 19 of pregnancy, your baby is about the size of a mango, weighs about 240g and measures about 15.24cm.

Description: Baby is 15.24cm long

Baby is 15.24cm long

Mother’s physical changes

Pregnant women may suffer from belly aches and pains around this time because of muscled strain, which is equivalent to baby’s development.

Mother feels usually dizzy.

Some women may be taken with more frequent cramps. In this case, asking their husbands for their leg massages is a good therapy.

Hip pain when going to bed: you can relieve the pain and enjoy your sleep sounder thanks to the support of the pillow.

What to do

Have an ultrasound according to the periodical schedule.

Take vitamin supplements regularly.

Register for prenatal courses.

The best things you should do

Start to follow a doctor during pregnancy and schedule a birth place.

Take pictures capturing pregnant moments.

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