The ultimate HerFamily guide to your pregnancy: Week 19 6 years ago

The ultimate HerFamily guide to your pregnancy: Week 19

Week 19 – You're in the 2nd Trimester! Read more about trimesters here.

This week....

Your baby

Is about 14 cm  that's around the size of that large block of butter in your fridge  but he or she is still only about half its weight.

A greasy protective coating called vernix caseosa begins to cover the body.

The areas of the brain that control the senses — taste, smell, hearing, seeing and touch — are all being generated this week.

Close up of pregnant woman holding ultrasound scan

Hair starts to sprout on the scalp and if you are having a little daughter, the uterus begins to form in girls. Get ready mamas!  Around now you experience one of the most beautiful moments of pregnancy: feeling your baby kick. So what about your names list? Still confused or battling your other half over a very inappropriate footballers name? You will need to read this RIGHT NOW!

Things I Wish I Knew Before I Named My Child



As your uterus grows — it has now reached your belly button — your posture changes, causing more backache. Lying on your back can make you feel dizzy. This is because the uterus presses on a major vein. Lie on your side instead.

If you are starting to receive unwanted comments don't despair! I was told my cheeks looked pregnant when I was at this stage. Cheers!

READ: From Funny To Outrageous: Comments People Make To Pregnant People

Pregnant Woman Holding Teddy Bear

Having trouble making the right food choices? It is hard to munch on broccoli at the best of times so don't beat yourself up too much if you are feeling guilty about not eating more healthier. If you are in doubt, snack on fruit!

Scientists have discovered that toddlers whose mums snacked on fruit while they were pregnant scored higher in cognitive tests than other children.

Interestingly, the amount of fruit consumed didn't appear to make a significant difference, so whether mum added a banana to her brekkie or snacked on berries, the benefits to her unborn baby were the same.

MORE: Want A Smart Baby? Snack On This Food

As you stretch your way into your 20th Week take solace in the fact that you are doing one of the most important jobs in the world; Human growing.

That is why your raging hormones are about to go into overdrive. TAXI!