Pregnancy Week 19

BirthWatch ticker week for 19

"Hair is sprouting on your baby's scalp."

More About Week 19:

  • This is a crucial time for sensory development. Your baby's brain is growing the different areas of the brain for sight, smell, touch and feel.
  • Your baby's arms and legs are now in proportion with his/her body.
  • Your baby pats and strokes his or her placenta, which is soft and cushion-y like a pillow.
  • If your baby is a boy, his prostate is forming this week.
  • Your baby now has pads on his or her fingertips and toes.
  • Your baby weighs about 8-9 ounces now.

Healthy Pregnancy Tips for Week 19

Recommended Reading:

Pilates During Pregnancy

This is a DVD. Yes, you have to exercise during pregnancy to maintain health and build stamina for childbirth and parenthood. Pilates does this beautifully. Ideally, you're taking a regular, weekly exercise class in your community. Between classes, this is a terrific DVD for women who want a terrific workout at home.

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