Week 19 of Pregnancy - FamilyEducation

Week 19 of Pregnancy

Second Trimester

Your 19th Week

You'll probably find you're becoming more attached to your baby each day.
19 week fetus in uterus
6. The top of your uterus is now level with your belly button.
5. A little fat has started to cover the baby's body but he still looks very skinny and his head appears too large for his fragile neck.
4. The ears have moved up from the jaw line to their final position on the side of the head; the eyes too are now in their final position, and face forward.
3. At 19 weeks the average crown to rump length is 5.1 in (13 cm) and the average weight is 4.9 oz (140 g).
2. The eyes make random movements under the still-closed lids.
1. On the pads of the fingers the ridged pattern of the baby's fingerprints, his personal badge of identity, is becoming apparent.
The top of your uterus is now level with your belly button.A little fat has started to cover the baby's bodyThe ears have moved up from the jaw line to their final position on the side of the headAt 19 weeks the average crown to rump length is 5.1 inThe eyes make random movements under the still-closed lids.On the pads of the fingers the ridged pattern of the baby's fingerprints
It's easier now to think of your baby as a real person, especially if you see him on another scan around this time. He's almost fully formed and the function of his organs is well advanced. You'll be taking your maternal responsibilities very seriously, but don't let anxieties build up. Talk over any worries you may have with your partner and your doctor, many pregnant women also seek comfort and advice from their own mothers.

You are 18 Weeks and 1 Day Pregnant

Your baby todayAnchored to the placenta by the umbilical cord, your baby floats in amniotic fluid. Your uterus provides a warm, protective environment for your baby with lots of room to move in near weightless conditions. read more

You are 18 Weeks and 2 Days Pregnant

Your baby todayThe sound of your baby's rapidly moving heart muscle can be detected using a simple handheld listening device-the frequency change it produces is converted into a sound that is easy for you and your doctor to hear. read more

You are 18 Weeks and 3 Days Pregnant

Your baby todayCoiling is now well established in the umbilical cord. This coiling protects the cord from kinking and from pressing on the umbilical arteries and vein. The coils help ensure that there is a continuous flow of blood both to the placenta and also back to the baby. read more

You are 18 Weeks and 4 Days Pregnant

Your baby todayThis is a side view ultrasound scan with the baby's head in the top left. Your baby appears completely human with all fingers and toes fully developed. The skin is now covered with lanugo, fine protective hair. read more

You are 18 Weeks and 5 Days Pregnant

Your baby's fingers and toes are fully developed and their unique prints are beginning to form. read more

You are 18 Weeks and 6 Days Pregnant

Your baby todayYour baby appears to be quite thin on early scans. Fat reserves are not yet laid down underneath the skin, which can seem quite thin and almost transparent. An ultrasound image also highlights the underlying bony skeleton, enhancing this effect. read more

You are 19 Weeks Exactly Pregnant

Your baby todayYour baby has highly flexible joints, enabling her to raise her arms high. This is because her bones are first made of cartilage, which is soft and flexible. Gradually, the cartilage is being replaced by calcium-containing bone. read more