pregnancy by week

Week 19


Baby is about the size of a mango this week. The senses are developing rapidly, and a protective coating called vernix (now, there’s a good Scrabble word) is forming on the skin.


With all that growth and activity going on, you might be getting pretty uncomfortable. Hang in, you’re almost halfway there! Ask your partner to help you maintain your good habits: rest, moderate exercise and healthy eating.


Plan a treat — a prenatal massage, a weekend getaway, a special date night — to help mom get her mind off her aches and pains (and to celebrate the halfway point!).


Have you signed up for childbirth classes yet? Be sure to add them to your 2life CALENDAR. They’ll be a bonding experience for you two, and they’re a great way to meet other couples who are in the same boat.


Are childbirth classes really necessary? (Babble)
Childbirth classes: Get ready for labor and delivery (Mayo Clinic)
Go to the RESOURCES tab for more information on childbirth preparation
10 top pregnancy diet and exercise tips from fitness expert Kelly Rennie (
Video: Pregnancy workouts: Second trimester fitness (Parents Magazine)