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19 Weeks Pregnant – What to Expect Your 19th Week of Pregnancy

At 19 weeks pregnant, your baby’s arms and legs are in proportion, and the improved neuron development means your baby is getting better control over the movement of it’s arms and legs.

Heidi Murkoff,( author of What To Expect When Your Expecting), explains why this all translates into much more kicking, stretching and overall movement. Let Heidi guide you through every week of your pregnancy, and find out what to expect!

At half a pound and six inches long, your baby is about the size of a juicy mango. And that’s pretty sweet!

On the development docket this week: a total baby body wrap. Your little one gets a head-to-toe coating of vernix caseosa, a white cheesy-looking substance made up of lanugo (that downy hair), oil from his glands, and dead skin cells. Maybe not a recipe for your favorite spa treatment, but just the right one for your fetus.

This waterproof mixture protects your baby’s skin from his 24/7 bath – the amniotic fluid – and lubricates the birth canal. Without it, baby would look positively prune-y at birth and would have a much tougher time getting out the door. But don’t be surprised if you see vernix remnants on your newborn right after delivery, especially if he makes an early debut.

On the looks side, your baby’s monkey-like appearance of yester-week is yesterday’s news now that his legs have gone through a growth spurt and are finally in proportion to his arms. Those longer legs, coupled with the strengthening of cartilage into bone, will make your little one’s kicks and jabs more powerful.

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Add to that the newly-formed neurons that are sending better commanding messages from the brain to the muscles and you’ve got a formula for stronger, meaner, and more controlled movements, allowing your acrobat to take his body for some serious test-drives – and for you to start feeling them. In the coming weeks, you’ll experience plenty of flutters, kicks, jabs, twists, stretches, and punches. And no matter when you begin feeling them or what they feel like, all your baby’s movements are bound to be moving.

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Josephine Seño
Josephine Seño
1 year ago

19 weeks todayy!<3

Kiarra Hill
Kiarra Hill
1 year ago

I’m 19 weeks today. I can feel my little chicken kicking all the time. It’s really exciting.

Javier Jones
Javier Jones
1 year ago

I’m 19 week and 6 days and I haven’t seen any big movement I’ve felt like butterfly in my stomach which my doctor say most likely the baby . But I haven’t seen kick on the outside of my stomach if you know what I mean .. I guess I’ll just wait

Lukas Tabz
Lukas Tabz
1 year ago

man i cant wait to meet my kid

London Rivers
London Rivers
1 year ago

19 Weeks today ❤️👶🏽

Tykeria Sheppard
Tykeria Sheppard
1 year ago

19 weeks today 9/26/19 due 02/20/2020

DaBossErica
DaBossErica
1 year ago

I’m 19 weeks & 4 days and I haven’t felt nothing 😓 i mean I’m more on the heavy side so does that have anything to do with it ? And it’s my first baby ?

Blasian Undercover
Blasian Undercover
1 year ago

I’m 19 weeks and one day and felt my baby kicked me at 18 weeks and 6 days

SARA SIDIK
SARA SIDIK
1 year ago

I’m 19 weeks today I still haven’t felt her kicking yet.

Tiny King
Tiny King
1 year ago

Just turned 19 weeks today with my first & I found out I’m having a boy. Definitely starting to feel him move!! Super excited 🤩😍

Bianca Torrez
Bianca Torrez
1 year ago

19 weeks & 1 day today 💗💗

Kala Joseph
Kala Joseph
1 year ago

19 weeks ♥️

Molly Metivier
Molly Metivier
1 year ago

It's a wonderful to feel your baby moves

Anne Gerdo
Anne Gerdo
1 year ago

19 weeks and 2 days, due 6/18/2020 , i definitely feel her kicking around in there now, felt just flutters weeks ago now…

Demetria Hemmingway
Demetria Hemmingway
10 months ago

I’m 19 weeks today I’ve been feeling my baby move around since 18 weeks I’m just happy I made it half way through just waiting for this to all be over so I can kiss my lil babie I’m anxious and excited and exhausted

Melayah Gaither
Melayah Gaither
10 months ago

Im 19 weeks pregnant & im due September 13th❤Im so excited because I can't wait to meet my lil one😍I feel all the baby movements all the time🤗I find out what im having next week❤I've been praying for a boy😊Hope that's what im having❣I just want a boy so bad❤I hope & pray thats what I have.

Maura Perovich
Maura Perovich
10 months ago

Just turned 19 weeks!

Finesse DaKidd
Finesse DaKidd
10 months ago

Wtf is a monkey leg???

Alysia Tillman
Alysia Tillman
9 months ago

My body is aching so bad my hips back everything😔

Amber xx
Amber xx
9 months ago

19 weeks today 🥳 Due October 6th ❤️

Bodhi Tania
Bodhi Tania
9 months ago

Everyone is saying Mangoes and 19 week pregnant me is now craving Mangoes.

Carlyn Giden
Carlyn Giden
8 months ago

My daughter is 19 weeks shes feeling them

mycah ella advincula
mycah ella advincula
8 months ago

Me too

2 Train
2 Train
7 months ago

my daughter be here 12/07/2020

Tahir Sana
Tahir Sana
7 months ago

Im 19 week and my baby stops moving what can i do

Monique Alvarado
Monique Alvarado
7 months ago

I’m 19 weeks and 1 day and my baby isn’t moving ):

misaki18 lapig
misaki18 lapig
6 months ago

19 weeks and 3 days 😂😂😂

Alice Angel Beauty
Alice Angel Beauty
6 months ago

Im 19 weeks and I've been feeling my baby since 15weeks… Now it's more intense and tickles which keeps me up at night.

Kristi Weiser
Kristi Weiser
5 months ago

19 Weeks, Due February 7th, 2021! 🖤

Kicks are definitely getting stronger! 😻

merandia hayes
merandia hayes
5 months ago

19 weeks and one day today

Mary Delcarmen
Mary Delcarmen
4 months ago

I'm 19 weeks today 💜 but idk if the things I'm feeling it's the baby kicking or moving idk haven't had another child in like 13 years

Dana Vos
Dana Vos
4 months ago

I'm at 19 weeks expecting a boy and I feel nothing😔Maybe because I'm a big woman…I hope to feel it someday tho.

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