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19 Weeks Pregnant

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Here's what’s going on with your body, and your baby, at 19 weeks pregnant.

Your Body at 19 Weeks Pregnant

When you're 19 weeks pregnant, the top of your uterus is likely aligned with your belly button. Your belly is getting rounder and rounder each week and you've probably started to feel the baby move around inside. If you haven't felt movement yet, don't panic, especially if this is your first pregnancy.

Two symptoms you might have when you're pregnant at 19 weeks are blurry vision and mild breathlessness. Neither one of them are a cause for concern, but if you're severely out of breath, mention it to your doctor. Blurry vision is caused by water retention and normally disappears after your baby is born. Exercise can actually help alleviate blurry vision.

If you've noticed that your gums are bleeding more now, you're not alone. The tissues throughout your body are becoming softer due to pregnancy hormones and this includes your gums. It's important not to neglect regular dental care, but make sure to let the dentist know that you're pregnant because he or she will likely forgo an X-ray.

Your Baby at 19 Weeks Pregnant

Your baby at 19 weeks pregnant is now bigger than the placenta and she is starting to gain small amounts of fat on her body. She's still quite skinny though. Her skin pigmentation is starting to develop due to the developing melanocytes. However, her exact skin color won't be fully developed until she's a child.

human fetus at 19 weeks

If you had an ultrasound of your baby at 19 weeks pregnant, you'd be able to see her eyes and ears in the correct position on her head. Her eyes are still closed and will remain this way for a few more weeks.

What to Consider When You're Pregnant at 19 Weeks

There are quite a few things to think about when you're 19 weeks pregnant. If you're a working mom and are planning on going back to the office after the baby is born, now is a good time to start planning for your maternity leave. Planning early can help ensure that you have adequate time to train a temporary employee or one of your coworkers on your workplace duties. This is also a good time to start thinking about whether you'd like to breastfeed or formula feed your baby.

What to Expect at 20 Weeks Pregnant

 
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