Sorry, you need to enable JavaScript to visit this website.
Share this Article

Amazing Achievements at WEEK 19


The cute little lodger inside your womb is about 335 g heavy now-just about the weight of a grapefruit or suha! Read on to know more about the wonders of your pregnancy this week.

Monday, May 21st, 2018



The ball of life inside you is becoming more and more active as the weeks pass by! However, your baby still spends a lot of time sleeping—up to 20 hours per day to be specific. The two of you don’t necessarily have the same sleeping pattern though. So expect a wake up call in the middle of the night as your little one moves around restlessly.


You baby hasn’t grown that big yet, so there’s still a lot of room for the arms and legs to move around. In order to change position, your baby will have to push against the wall of your uterus using both feet. Hold on tight for you might be getting soft kicks, pedals and turns this week!


This is a great opportunity to let the little one inside you know that you’re there. When your baby is being active, you may find that talking and caressing your belly has a calming effect. And when you see an “alien” bump on your belly, don’t forget to say hello as you gently pat the bump!




If you haven’t decided yet, then it’s time for you to discuss with your gynaecologist as to how and where you want to give birth to your child. If you’re thinking of doing it in a hospital, your doctor can recommend a few good ones. This can help you arrive to a decision easier!




You may be wondering, which is better, meat or fish?


The short answer is either. Just remember that the rule of thumb is to maintain a well-varied, balanced diet.


If you need to control your weight, choose lean meats such as skinless chicken or steak for lean cuts of read meat. You can also go for fish if you feel like it, even the fatty ones! Those fats are essential to the development of baby’s brain. Just make sure to pick those with low levels of mercury. Small fishes such as sardines carry less mercury than large fishes such as salmon or tuna.


Take note also that a total of about 120 to 150 g per day is already enough animal protein to meet your nutritional needs!




Hooray mommy! You’re now 19 weeks pregnant, which means you’re already at the midpoint of this wonderful journey! Give yourself a pat on the back.


This doesn’t stop the unanswered questions coming in your mind though! After all, what you want is what’s best for you and your baby.


That is why it’s worth going to antenatal classes. Knowing what is going on takes away a lot of uncertainties. This can help you prepare for labor, giving birth, and early parenthood. Talking to experienced moms and other mommies-to-be can also be particularly helpful!


Click here to read all about week 20.

Read more

Take the first step towards a lifetime of good health.

Sign up to be the first to know about special news and promos.

  • Learn what’s best for baby in the First 1000 Days
  • Try out tailored practical tools

Register here

Related Content

Unable to find what you're looking for?
Allow us to help.

Try our new Smart Question Engine. We've compiled the most helpful tips that may help you on your first 1000 day journey.