19 weeks pregnant tip
If you are 19 weeks pregnant, your baby’s hearing works. From now on, someone will always listen to you! By the way, do you have a stretch mark on your stomach? This line has always been there, but only becomes visible during your pregnancy.
Your baby in week 19 of your pregnancy
Your baby’s ears are almost completely in the right place in week 19 of your pregnancy. Now that they also have cartilage and bones (the auditory bones), your baby’s hearing starts to work. From this week on, someone is always listening with you! This way your baby will get used to your voice. He recognizes your voice and that of your partner soon after birth. So both regularly talk to your stomach. Also sing a song for your little one. You don’t have to be afraid that you are cheating: he really does not hear whether or not you get that one high note.
In the 19th week of your pregnancy, your baby’s arms and legs are in the right proportion to each other and to the rest of the body. The cartilage of his limbs is increasingly being replaced by bone. In addition, the nerves between the brain and muscles work better and better. This ensures that your baby has more and more control over his movements. If you haven’t felt a kick in the last few weeks , chances are that you will feel it now.
You in week 19 of your pregnancy
About three quarters of pregnant women get a stretch mark over the middle of their belly during pregnancy . He usually appears in the second quarter . It is a dark line about an inch wide, from your pubis to your navel. The line appears where the abs diverge to make way for the growing uterus . This line was actually always there, but it is now getting darker because of your increased pigment production. That is why you probably have darker nipples and can suffer from a pregnancy mask . The stretch line usually disappears again after giving birth.
In your first trimester you could already have binge eating , but now you sometimes can’t even get close to the kitchen without shaking hands. You long for chocolate, ice cream, cake and cake. Or are you the type that can no longer resist the pickles? Try to restrain yourself a bit with the unhealthy temptations and especially buy healthy food . You can enjoy this without worry!
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Tip at 19 weeks pregnant
Do you want to temporarily work less after the birth? Then you can take parental leave . You are legally entitled to this. With the hours you take, you can pay extra attention to the care of your child. Unless otherwise agreed in your collective labor agreement, the hours will not be paid. You must apply for parental leave in writing at least two months in advance. Are you sure you want to record this, then you can already arrange this. Can you check that off your checklist again! Speaking of checklists, has your partner already seen the ‘ checklist for partners in the second trimester ‘?
Tips for You This Week
Ask about yeast infections
With so much going on down there already, the last thing you need is an itchy yeast infection when you’re expecting. Unfortunately, you’re likely to get a yeast infection at some point during your pregnancy. But they’re harder to control during this time, so ask your doc about the best treatment.Find a childbirth class
While you probably won’t be taking a childbirth class until your third trimester, do the research now, as there are many options and some classes may have wait lists. Taking one gives you hands-on practice and knowledge about the entire birth process.
In turn, knowing what to expect from that first contraction to that final push will go a long way toward reducing your anxiety and preparing you for the incredible journey you’re about to go through.Think about 3D ultrasounds
It’s tempting to book an appointment for a 3D or 4D sonogram at your local prenatal portrait center, especially if you’ve seen these stunning baby portraits and videos online.
But studies evaluating the safety of ultrasound technology show mixed results. At this point, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) says that there is no reliable scientific evidence showing that ultrasound is harmful to a developing fetus, but the potential risks are still unclear.Get some fiber
Eat a healthy amount of fiber, drink lots of fluids and be sure to take the time to go when you have to go. On the flip side of fiber: Enough is like a feast; too much can be a gas accident waiting to happen.
If you’re fitting fiber in for the first time in your life, introduce it slowly and gently.Book a prenatal massage
It’s safe to get a rubdown, but don’t just pick any massage therapist. Choose one who’s well versed in the dos and don’ts of prenatal massage.
Some things to keep in mind: After the fourth month of pregnancy, lying flat on your back can cause pressure on important blood vessels, so ask your therapist to use pillows that allow you to face the wall rather than the ceiling.
Ask for an unscented lotion or oil, too. Not only might the strong fragrance turn you off, but some aromatherapy oils can even stimulate uterine contractions. And make sure to avoid direct pressure on the area between the anklebone and heel, which some believe can also trigger contractions (though the evidence is inconclusive).
Okay, now go slip into a state of delicious delirium!Eat small meals all day
The more food you pump in at a sitting, the more gas you’ll be pumping out. Fueling up on six small meals a day or three moderate ones plus two or three snacks will not only keep your nutrition levels constant to better nourish your baby, they’ll prevent your digestive system from getting overloaded, keeping gassiness in check.