18 & 19 Weeks Pregnant
More baby movements?
At 18 and 19 weeks pregnant you may feel something very funny that you have never felt before, an imbalance in your body. This means that your center of gravity has changed caused by the growth of your uterus.
Suddenly, in just a couple of weeks, my stomach started to grow very fast. My family and my coworkers were surprised when they saw me, because two weeks ago my pregnancy was not noticed at first sight.
I also started with some back pain and feeling a bit dizzy. My doctor told me that this was a fairly common side effect of pregnancy. In truth, these weeks I felt completely pregnant.
You may start having difficulty sleeping or just relaxing in bed. This is due mainly to the growth of your abdomen. You have to find out the most appropriate position to sleep, preferably lying on your left side with a pillow between your legs.
You may feel your muscles like they’re about to explode, or you may start feeling cramps in your legs. This is pretty common during pregnancy. Compressed blood vessels are the likeliest culprits and tend to strike at night.
You should not worry about these changes at 18 weeks pregnant, your body will adapt slowly.
Do not forget that pregnancy trimesters are so wonderful.
At 19 weeks pregnant, your baby will not only have a thin hair on their skin, but also a kind of fat that will protect against the aqueous environment of the amniotic fluid.
The strength of the muscles of your baby is growing, and the movements are more vigorous, even you could feel them like mild fluttering of bubbles that burst into the abdomen.
Bones continue with its process of ossification, and they begin to develop fingerprints.
The gut is already producing gastric juice to help to absorb the amniotic fluid swallowed.
The length of your baby at 19 weeks pregnant is already 16 cm, and its weight is about 300 grams.
Considering that the skin of your partner is being stretched, you can help buying some kind of cream (cocoa butter for example) that can help ease the dryness and itching associated with stretched skin.
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