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A cheesy coating called vernix caseosa starts covering all over the body of baby and it protects the skin exposure to amniotic fluid. Also, if you are carrying a baby girl, her reproductive system is well developed by this time and if you are carrying a baby boy, his testicles have formed and is secreting testosterone.
Now as you enter into 19th week of your pregnancy, you may experience:
Exercise and Physical Activities:
Exercise and doing some form of physical activity daily is very important during pregnancy. Do remember to do your pelvic floor exercises. Here is a step to step guide for pelvic floor exercises for home as well as work space:
Sit in a good posture in your office chair. Now exhale and tighten your pelvic floor muscles. Hold this position for count of five to ten, and then release. Repeat this for at least ten times in a day. If you are not much aware of this exercise, then you can join some prenatal exercises sessions and learn the right way to do these exercises.
Things to do this week:-
• Don’t forget your doctor visits and do all the scans or tests advised by her.
• Remove nail polish and avoid reapplying it as regular exposure to nail polish or acrylic nails during pregnancy can be harmful.
• Rest frequently or whenever you feel exhausted.
• Intake of Vitamin B3 helps the body break down carbohydrates, fats and proteins into energy. So, take vitamin B3 rich foods.
VEG: peanuts, mushrooms, green peas
Non-Veg: Tuna, grass fed beef etc.