19 to 22 Weeks
Baby will be about 12 inches long and weighs about 1 ½ pounds
What Is Happening With You And Your Body:
You feel good most of the time and people tell you that you look good. You have the bloom of pregnancy.
You will gain about ¾ pound a week or a total of 3 - 4 pounds this month.
Your breasts grow larger, softer and the veins start to show. A clear white fluid, called colostrum, may leak from your breasts.
You can feel the uterus at the navel or just above it.
Constipation may be a problem until the end of your pregnancy.
Your hair may feel thicker and more oily.
You may find it hard to cope.
What Is Happening With Your Baby:
Your baby will begin to move a lot. You will feel its arms and legs move. There will be active times and quiet times.
Skin is protected by a white cheesy secretion as the baby moves in the amniotic fluid. The skin is wrinkled and red and is filling out with fat.
Eyelids are still closed.
Fingernails are growing.
Heartbeat is easy to hear with a doppler.
Baby will be about 12 inches long and weighs about 1 ½ pounds.
Common Discomforts During This Time of Your Pregnancy:
Ankle / Foot Swelling
Increased Vaginal Discharge
Ligament Pain (Sharp pulling sensation on either side of the lower abdomen)
Light headed and dizzy
Nasal Stuffiness and Bleeding
Nausea (Morning Sickness)