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Your Baby at 19 Weeks Pregnant

Baby’s growth and size

Baby is a whopping half a foot in length and about half a pound in weight! To put it more simply, your baby is about 6 inches in length and weighs 8 – 8.5 ounces.

What’s new developmentally? 

Your baby’s skin is now covered in vernix. In case you missed it from a couple weeks ago, vernix is a white, greasy coating that protects their skin to the remainder of your pregnancy. You will notice it on baby’s skin at birth. It’s such a great moisturizer for their skin, so try rubbing it in instead of off! 

The main airways in your baby’s lungs, the bronchioles, are starting to form this week. They won’t be visible to you for several months after birth but baby’s first set of teeth are already developing.

Fun facts about your week 19 baby

  • If you are carrying a girl, her ovaries contain more than 6 million primitive egg cells, which will drop to around 1 million after birth – so crazy!
  • If you are carrying a boy, his testicles have formed and continue to secrete testosterone 
  • Baby is beginning to sleep and wake in more regular patterns


Week 19 of Pregnancy 

Week 19 pregnancy symptoms

How should I be feeling at 19 weeks pregnant?

Pregnancy is taxing on the body, and it can be easy to consume yourself with all the aches & pains. 

I’m sure by 19 weeks you are feeling noticeably pregnant and maybe even starting to have some difficulty sleeping. Between having to get up to pee and trying to get comfortable – and let’s not forget about the constipation, heartburn, stretch marks, and leg cramps – it’ a lot!

If you find yourself questioning how in the world you will make it another 21 (ish) weeks, try and keep your head up, prioritize making time for yourself, and remind yourself that you won’t be pregnant forever, I promise you this!  

Have you started feeling your little one’s flutters or movements yet? If not, it should be coming very soon!


More Week 19 Info

19 weeks pregnant ultrasound

This just might be the week you get to check on your sweet baby for your anatomy scan! Typically, the anatomy scan is completed somewhere between weeks 18 – 22 weeks so it might be another week or two. 

Also called a level 2 ultrasound, the anatomy scan is a super exciting, and sometimes a little scary, milestone! The sonographer will take a deep look into things like baby’s health, organ development, growth, and screen for some of the more common issues that can be spotted before birth. 

A very exciting time because you get to check on baby and see lots of ultrasound pictures (maybe even learn baby’s sex!!) but also a bit scary because it’s the time when you might learn about possible defects, delays, or other abnormalities. 

Just remember, early intervention, education, and knowledge are key to giving baby the best possible outcome. 

For lots more information and details about what to expect at your anatomy scan, be sure to read this article!

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Tips for 19 Weeks Pregnant

  • Do some research on baby nurseries to figure out what you might want
  • Start documenting your bump with a weekly picture – I used the Baby Story: Pregnancy Pictures app during my pregnancies
  • Consider investing in a pregnancy pillow – I have a couple on my Amazon Storefront to help you narrow your search
  • Start thinking about that baby registry
  • Start thinking a babymoon if you plan on taking one
  • It’s never too early to start looking into childcare options – trust me on this one, mama, preschools and daycares fill up fast 
  • Make a point to check in with your mental health – it’s never too early to start doing this and mama, you sure deserve it
  • Do some research on the anatomy scan so that you come prepared with questions if you have any – you can learn more here
  • Begin researching birth classes – there are SO MANY out there but I actually have online birth classes available for you to take from the comfort of your own home! Learn more about my online birthing classes today
  • Sign up for my free second trimester prep pack to receive my second trimester checklist, baby registry checklist, and old wives’ tales checklist! 
  • Sign up for MLN weekly pregnancy updates to stay up to date on everything going on with your pregnancy. So much good information and it’s all free! 


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