Stages of Pregnancy Week by Week
Pregnancy Week 19
Learn what is happening with your baby's development in week 19 and what signs of trouble to watch for.
Watch Your Baby's Growth
You'll start feel your baby's fluttering movements (called quickening) between now and 22 weeks. Get ready, mama: Feeling him kick is one of the most magical parts of being pregnant.
Your Changing Body
Not as graceful as you used to be? Don't worry if you're a bit more wobbly these days; your growing belly has shifted your center of gravity, which can make you more prone to slips and spills. You'll adjust eventually, subconsciously tweaking your posture and gait to offset that expanding tummy.
Your Developing Baby
Vernix caseosa begins to coat the skin. The greasy, cheese-like white coating helps regulate body temperature and protects your baby's skin while it's submerged in amniotic fluid.
Tip of the Week
Pay attention when you pee, since moms-to-be are at an increased risk of developing urinary tract infections (UTIs). These occur when bacteria builds up in your bladder, which is more likely to happen now because of hormonal changes. If you find yourself urinating much more often than usual or if it burns when you do, call your doctor.
Your Week 19 To-Do List
1. Scan and share your mid-week ultrasound pix.
An Inside Look
Take a unique look at Baby's development inside the womb this week.
Your Pregnancy Calendar
Organize your doctor's appointments, save your ultrasound photos, and more--all in one place!