Pregnancy calendar: 19th week of pregnancy
Pregnancy calendar by week. An experienced doctor tells how a child develops in the womb and what changes occur in the pregnant woman’s body. All the most important things about the 19th week of pregnancy
Changes in your body (19th week of pregnancy):
The third visit to your obstetrician-gynecologist should take place between 19 and 21 weeks of pregnancy, after the second ultrasound examination. The doctor must provide you with detailed information about the results of the ultrasound examination. He can also prescribe an additional third ultrasound at 32 weeks of pregnancy.
During the third visit, the obstetrician-gynecologist determines the height of the uterine fundus and records the data on a special chart – a gravidogram. Traditionally, a midwife measures blood pressure, pulse, temperature, and body weight. Also, the obstetrician-gynecologist should refer you to general urinalysis or rapid test for the presence of protein in the urine (since it is very important not to miss signs of problems with the function (work) of the kidneys), and to pass a second test for HIV infection at 22-23 weeks of pregnancy (this is required by the law, and timely medical measures in this case also give the child a chance to be born without HIV infections).
How does the baby grow?
The baby’s body is covered with a cheesy lubricant that protects the baby’s skin from the amniotic fluid. Remember what happens to your skin if you swim for a long time, and the baby’s skin needs a special “cream” for swimming in its own pool.
Sometimes you can see the first hints, hair sprouts on the child’s head.
Areas responsible for the child’s senses are forming in the brain. Now we can say that a baby has five senses: smell, taste, hearing, sight and touch. Well, do you and your baby already have a favorite lullaby? If not, now is the time to start looking!
Author: Olga Letnyanchyk, doctor