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Pregnancy Week by Week: 19 Weeks

When you're 19 weeks pregnant, your baby is about 5.2 to 6 inches long and weighs about 7 ounces (about the weight of an average orange). You will likely have a medical checkup during this week, at which time your healthcare provider will check things like your uterus size, blood, and urine again to make sure your pregnancy is progressing normally.
 
It's important to make sure you're getting enough iron in your diet during your pregnancy. Good sources of iron include:
 
  • Whole grains
  • Dried beans
  • Dark green, leafy vegetables
  • Spinach.
 
By the time you reach this point in your pregnancy, the following developments are occurring:
 
  • Your baby is developing millions of motor neurons, which are nerves that connect the muscles to the brain
  • Parts of the leg have now grown in proportion to the rest of the body
  • You can feel the fetus kick, move its arms, and wiggle its fingers and toes
  • Skin is developing and transparent, appearing red because blood vessels are visible through it.
     
During week 19 of your pregnancy, you may notice bothersome changes in your skin. These changes are hormone-related and, for the most part, will disappear after delivery. You may also experience:
 
 
(Click 19 Weeks Pregnant for more information.)
 
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Last reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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