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PREGNANCY WEEK 19: Feel The Movement

The Senses Are Coming Alive.

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The baby’s limbs are now in the correct length proportion to its body.

Thin hairs are growing from your baby’s scalp.

Its brain is also developing the baby’s sense of smell, taste, hearing, vision, and touch.

The baby’s movements have also advanced in a way that your baby now can do back flips in the womb.

During this week, you may start to feel the baby’s movements unless the placenta is positioned at the front of your baby bump.

In that case, you will feel the baby’s movement much later in your pregnancy.

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Cramping Pains.

You may feel some cramping pains in your lower abdomen as your belly grows.

It is also normal for you to feel the pain on one side of your body instead of the pain being evenly distributed.

Pain in the right side is also more likely as your womb will tilt to the right as it gets bigger.

Folic Acid During Now Is Essential.

Folate or Folic Acid is an important nutrient to have throughout the entire pregnancy even before you conceive.

Folate or Folic acid helps your body to synthesis new red blood cells and genetic materials while aiding cell division.

Taking folic acid supplements or increasing your folate intake before and during pregnancy can reduce the chances of premature birth, heart irregularities, autism, and cleft palate on your child.

An expecting mother needs about 600mg of folate per day.

You can take folic acid supplements, or you can eat foods that are high in folate content like broccoli, brussels sprouts, kidney beans, and fortified breakfast cereals.

Leafy green vegetables like lettuce is also a good source of folic acid.

Here, you can try this popular recipe with lettuce.

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Time To Break The News To Your Furry Babies.

If you have pets at home, it will help your pet incredibly if you prepare them for the big day beforehand.

You may read books, articles, watch tutorial videos on how to train your pets to behave and respect your baby.

Perhaps you can train them some do’s and don’ts when with your baby.  

Stretch That Body!

Hip flexor and quadriceps stretch

1. Go into half-kneeling pose on the floor with your right knee on the floor and your left foot flat on the floor in front of you.

2. Move your body forward towards your left foot until you feel your right hip and thigh stretched.

3. Hold the position for 30 seconds before returning to the first position.

4. Repeat the steps twice before switching sides.

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