What's happening in week 19 of your pregnancy?
Your baby now measures about six inches (15 centimeters) in length and weighs half a pound (226 grams).
Your baby is developing a layer of brown fat, which will provide warmth to his tiny body after he's born.
Your baby now has a protective coating called Vernix caseosa. It protects your baby's skin from any scratches, or wrinkling from exposure to the amniotic fluid around him.
How is your baby's brain developing?
Your baby is moving around a lot more because his brain neurons are making connections to his muscles. You may be feeling those little acrobatics inside you.
Propel his learning and development forward by making sure your pregnancy diet includes the brain-boosting nutrient, DHA.
What pregnancy symptoms might you experience this week?
Heartburn occurs as hormonal changes and your bigger baby bump in the second trimester makes it more likely for stomach acid to flow upwards and create a burning sensation in your throat and mouth.
Alleviate heartburn and make your pregnancy more comfortable with these tips:
Avoid foods that trigger heartburn. Stay away from acidic, spicy or fried foods, as well as carbonated or caffeinated beverages.
Eat small and frequent meals throughout the day. Try not to lie down but sit upright immediately after meals.
Mom's tip of the week
If you need to switch positions to sit up, move gently and try to keep your knees together. As your uterus grows, the round ligaments supporting the uterus are stretched further. This can lead to sharp pain in your lower abdominal muscles and pelvis, so try to avoid sudden movements that trigger the ache.
Want to learn more?
Want to learn more about how your baby will develop throughout your pregnancy? Download the Enfamama A+ Pregnancy Mobile App on Google Play or the iOS App Store. It has tailored features designed to aid you in this happy and exciting journey!