My 19 Week Pregnant Belly: Bump Update (With Pictures)

My 19 Weeks Pregnant Belly Picture

19-week-bump-update

Starting Weight: 123lbs

Current Weight: 127lbs

Total Weight Gain: 4lbs

Energy Level: My energy level has been great this week.

Symptoms: I am still feeling the baby kick throughout the day which is an amazing feeling. I haven’t really noticed any other symptoms this week.

Other Physical Changes: No new physical changes. Some pregnant women notice skin changes at this time. I haven’t yet.

I am also using skincare products by Tracie Martyn on my belly to try and prevent stretch marks. (Be sure to speak with your doctor if creams are okay for you to use).

The Tracie Martyn products aren’t cheap – but they are one of the cleanest, all-natural products I have found and you will notice the quality immediately.

Diet: I continue to maintain a well-balanced diet just like I did pre-pregnancy. Being plant-based, I make sure to get in all my macro and micronutrients that are required during pregnancy. I also have been continuing to take my prenatal vitamin as well as additional Vitamin B12 and D.

Diet Modifications: No modifications as of yet.

Food Aversions: No food aversions.

Food Cravings: No real food cravings this week. I did have a Trader Joes pizza πŸ™‚

Workouts: This week I focused on strength training and did a Peloton ride on my off day. It feels so good to be training with the barbell during pregnancy. This includes 3-4 training sessions that include squats, presses, and deadlifts.

Here is a video of me doing split squats at 19 weeks.

Modifications to my workout:  I am continuing to listen to my body, taking the appropriate time to rest in between sets and not doing anything that causes any discomfort. I try to incorporate kegel exercises every day on my commute to and from work to train my pelvic floor muscles.

*Be sure to speak with your healthcare provider to learn if exercise is safe for you.*

Other Related Questions

Should I have a belly at 19 weeks pregnant?

You likely will have a visible belly at 19 weeks pregnant.

Most women will start to show between 16-20 weeks.

If this is your first pregnancy, are relatively petite, carrying one fetus, and live an active lifestyle, your pregnancy bump might not be so obvious yet.

My 19 weeks pregnant belly size

Here is a photo of me at 19 weeks pregnant:

brittany holding up sign at 19 weeks pregnant from side

Don’t be alarmed if your baby bump isn’t large at 19 weeks.

Your developing baby is only about 6 inches long and 8.5 ounces at this time (about the size of a mango).

Can you feel your baby through your stomach at 19 weeks?

You cannot feel your baby through your stomach at 19 weeks, it is too small. Instead, you will be able to feel your uterus which will be just below your belly button.

You may, however, start to feel the baby fluttering inside the uterus for the first time.

This is especially true if you have a posterior placenta.

How often should I feel my baby move at 19 weeks?

There are no set guidelines on how often you should feel your baby move at this gestational age, as not every pregnant woman will feel fetal movements yet.

If you are feeling your baby move at 19 weeks, you may notice there are points throughout the day in which your baby is more active.

It may be in the morning or evening time, or after eating a meal, etc.

In the third trimester, you will learn that 10 kicks in 2 hours is considered adequate fetal movement.

How can I make my baby move at 19 weeks?

You really can’t “make” your baby move at 19 weeks.

Sometimes, your baby may react to you eating or drinking something, but not always.

Where is my baby at 19 weeks in my stomach?

At 19 weeks pregnant, your uterus is located right under your belly button. The top of the uterus, aka the fundus, reaches your belly button at around week 20.

You may feel your baby moving in the lower belly or right above your vagina.

It just depends on where the baby is located inside the uterus and what his or her position is.

How do I know my baby is okay at 19 weeks?

If you are feeling your baby moving around, you are eating a healthy diet, and you feel well, your baby is likely okay.

If you are having any concerning symptoms such as vaginal bleeding, leaking fluid from the vagina, severe lower abdominal pain, or fevers, be sure to speak with your healthcare provider as soon as possible.

What should I be feeling at 19 weeks pregnant?

At 19 weeks pregnant, you may feel:

Many of these symptoms are due to your pregnancy hormones which change your physiology to allow for fetal development.

  • Heartburn and constipation are thought to be due to progesterone actions that slow down your gastrointestinal tract.
  • Sharp pains in your lower abdomen and pelvis are due to the stretching of the round ligaments, a result of the hormone relaxin.
  • The reason you may feel dizzy is that your blood pressure tends to drop in the second trimester as your blood volume increases.
  • Shortness of breath is caused by an increase in carbon dioxide (CO2) removal every time you exhale. This is a normal change in the respiratory physiology of pregnancy.

Unfortunately, these symptoms can progress over the coming months as your baby continues to grow and develop.

What is the position of baby at 19 weeks gestation?

Your baby is constantly moving at 19 weeks so it is hard to say the exact position of your baby at any given time.

Are there any pregnancy symptoms of boy or girl at 19 weeks?

Unfortunately, there are no specific pregnancy symptoms that indicate you are having a boy or girl.

A lot of the rumors you may hear (being nauseous, having heartburn, etc) are due to hormonal changes and have not been scientifically proven to predict gender.

What can you see at the 19 weeks pregnancy ultrasound?

An anatomy scan is an ultrasound that is performed to check the growth and development of your baby at around 18-22 weeks.

On the scan, you will notice there is a lot more amniotic fluid than before. The increase in the fluid is due to the fact that your baby’s kidneys are now making urine, and your baby is peeing it out.

You will also notice your baby moving a lot more. Your baby’s nervous system is well developed at this point which allows for conscious movements.

Additionally, it is during this time period that:

19 weeks pregnant is how many months?

At 19 weeks, you are 4 months and 3 weeks! You are just about at the halfway point!

Final Words on Pregnancy 19 Weeks of Pregnancy

19 weeks is an amazing stage of pregnancy in which you will likely feel your baby’s first movements.

Your growing belly will continue to become more visible over the coming weeks as you enter the final trimester!

This is a good time to continue establishing healthy lifestyle changes for the rest of your pregnancy!

Now I want to hear from you.

Are you 19 weeks pregnant?

Comment below and let me know how your week went!

And don’t forget to check back in next week for my 20 week pregnancy update!

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Brittany N Robles, MD, MPH, CPT

Brittany Robles is a full-time OBGYN, a NASM certified personal trainer, and health & fitness, expert. She holds a Masters of Public Health degree in maternal health with a special interest in exercise and nutrition. She is also the co-author of The White Coat Trainer. Learn more about her here.



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