With 19 weeks of pregnancy, the mother is entering the 5th month of pregnancy, that is, she is already more or less halfway through her pregnancy and everything indicates that the evolution is going very well.
During this period, it is likely that the pregnant woman can feel the baby’s kicks more easily and that her belly is already more prominent and marked, which are reasons for total excitement and happiness.
But… Could it be what are the main symptoms and events of this period? That’s what we’ll talk about in this post. Read on and you will discover! 😊
Symptoms at 19 weeks of pregnancy
Compared to early pregnancy, at 19 weeks of pregnancy the symptoms are already reduced and mothers feel more willing. However, there are some discomforts that arise during this period and that can worry pregnant women.
Ah, but don’t forget that these data are reported following an average of most pregnant women. Even if you have symptoms that aren’t here or you don’t have any of them, it doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with your pregnancy. Each woman is unique and should be treated as such, okay?
See what are the main symptoms noticed at 19 weeks of pregnancy:
Pain in the ligament of the uterus
As your uterus grows, the round ligaments that support it begin to stretch. And this fact can occasionally cause severe pain in the lower abdomen, usually on one side or the other.
If this is a pain that worries you, be sure to get in touch with your doctor so that he can examine you and clarify your doubts, okay?
It is common for pregnant women to feel tired, out of breath and without resistance during this week. And the reason for this is that your circulatory system is working overtime to pump enough blood through the umbilical cord to your baby.
To prevent this symptom from being too bothersome, make sure your diet is balanced and rich in foods rich in iron and vitamin C. Therefore, these are foods that you should consume: red meat, green leafy vegetables, cereals and fresh fruits .
high internal temperature
Another very common symptom during 19 weeks of pregnancy is heavy sweating. Here are some tips to relieve you:
- Do not wear heavy clothing;
- Avoid synthetic clothing so as not to smother your skin;
- Take a shower as often as necessary;
- Sleep with an open window and/or fan or air conditioning turned on.
Although pregnancy is, in most cases, a reason for great happiness, the mother may have episodes of uncontrollable sadness, justified by hormonal imbalance or even by the whirlwind of emotions she is experiencing.
The best way to alleviate this symptom is through moments of relaxation, conversations with friends, family and even your obstetrician (to ensure that you will not have any doubts related to pregnancy, reducing fears) and outings. So, count on the help of people close to you to get out of this sad moment and remember: you need to be well for your baby to be well too, agreed?! 😊
At this stage of pregnancy, the high number of trips to the bathroom is already part of her routine and what justifies this is the pressure that the uterus makes on the bladder, reducing its size.
What we can tell you about this is that you have a lot of patience: make it a habit to go to the bathroom so as not to hold your urine (after all, urinary tract problems in pregnancy can have serious consequences) and avoid drinking fluids before going to bed to that the urge to pee does not interfere with your rest.
Back pain is another very intense symptom during the 19 weeks of pregnancy and tends to persist for the next few days. So that it’s not so intense, take a little rest throughout the day and get into the habit of exercising (pilates, yoga, swimming and aqua gym are great options in this case).
Changes in pregnant women at 19 weeks of pregnancy
On a physical level, at 19 weeks of pregnancy the changes in Mom are even more noticeable than in previous weeks. That’s because the belly will develop even faster from now on, taking on more and more the shape and bulge of a pregnant woman’s belly.
Your nipples are darker and it is possible that Mom will notice the presence of a dark vertical line in the center of her belly.
And your heart? Well, he will work twice as hard to meet all the additional demands your baby needs, generating the symptoms we mentioned earlier.
How is the fetus developing at 19 weeks of pregnancy?
At 19 weeks of gestation, the main evolution is related to the baby’s face and brain. The face is in continuous development and has a small layer of soft hair protecting it. Already your brain begins to develop the senses, designating the areas for taste, smell, touch, hearing and vision.
Check out what are the other events of this gestational week:
- The eyebrows and eyelashes are already growing;
- Even if the baby’s eyes are not open, his eyelids are already formed and the baby is already able to perceive the intense light outside the womb;
- Hair is already growing, but its color and texture may change after birth;
- The baby starts to swallow the amniotic fluid;
- The kidneys continue to produce urine;
- The tongue begins to produce the taste buds;
What is the size of the fetus at 19 weeks of pregnancy?
At 19 weeks of pregnancy, the baby is likely to have reached 15 centimeters in length, the size equivalent to an orange, and its estimated weight is 240 grams.
Health problems during 19 weeks of pregnancy
There are some illnesses that are likely to arise during pregnancy and pose some health risk to both mother and baby. So it’s always good to keep an eye on your signs and symptoms and, more than that, keep your appointments up to date to ensure that everything is fine with you and your child.
See what are the main health problems that can arise during the 19th week of pregnancy:
Blood pressure is one of the main concerns throughout pregnancy due to the risk it can pose to the mother and baby and that is precisely why it is measured in all prenatal visits.
Ideally, blood pressure should not exceed the 140/90 mmhg mark, especially for women who have never had high blood pressure before. If this happens, the doctor will need to be aware and carry out prenatal care even more closely to make sure that nothing will happen due to the high blood pressure.
Some precautions can be taken by the mother to prevent the pressure from increasing during pregnancy, such as:
- Intake of foods rich in folic acid;
- Have control of weight gain and a healthy and balanced diet;
- In case of peak pressure, take complete rest and avoid stressful situations as much as possible.
Gestational diabetes is about increased blood sugar, even if the woman has never had a problem with diabetes before. Its symptoms include: tiredness, frequent infections, excessive thirst and urination, blurred vision and weight loss with no apparent cause.
The good news is that in the vast majority of cases gestational diabetes ends well for both the mother and the baby and its treatment only consists of a healthy and balanced diet (except for exceptions where it is necessary to take specific medications).
If you have ever had kidney stones in your life, you are more likely to develop it again during pregnancy. However, even for women who have never had it, there is still the risk of having it during the gestational period.
To avoid it, you can follow some tips that range from a healthier diet to drinking a lot of fluids throughout the day (recommended is at least 2 liters of water).
Oh, and don’t forget: these are not all medications that a pregnant woman can take. So the more you can avoid these and other illnesses during your pregnancy, the better it will be for you to have a healthy and safe pregnancy for you and your baby.
We hope you understand what the main symptoms and events of 18 weeks of pregnancy are. If you have any doubts regarding this topic, just comment on this post and we will clarify.
Oh, and it’s worth mentioning that the content described here are just tips. Each pregnancy is unique and, as much as the content has helped you to understand what you’ve been through, it shouldn’t replace your prenatal control, ok?
If you want more tips and information about the gestational period, just keep following our blog . In the next few days we will publish other posts that indicate what happens in pregnancy week by week. See you around here!