Pregnancy Home > 19 Weeks Pregnant

When you are 19 weeks pregnant, you may begin to feel movements of your baby (this is called quickening). At this time, you will probably have another prenatal checkup, during which your doctor will check your uterus, weight, blood pressure, and urine. Changes in your body when you are 19 weeks pregnant may include itchy skin, stretch marks, and backache.

19 Weeks Pregnant: An Overview

You are now 19 weeks pregnant -- almost halfway there! Nineteen weeks into your pregnancy, your baby is about 5.2 to 6 inches long and weighs about 7 ounces (about the weight of an average orange).
 
Your baby is now able to make conscious muscle movements, such as sucking his or her thumb, in addition to involuntary muscle movements. This week, you may feel these movements, which are known as quickening. This may feel as if you have butterflies or a growling stomach; a lot of first-time mothers may not feel the classic kicking until they are 26 weeks pregnant.
 
Written by/reviewed by:
Last reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Last updated/reviewed:
List of references (click here):
Other Articles in This eMedTV Presentation
Advertisement


Topics

Medications

Quicklinks

Related Channels

eMedTV Links
Copyright © 2006-2019 Clinaero, Inc.

eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind. Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click Terms of Use for more information.

This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information:
verify here.