Your Pregnancy, Week 19

Things are really moving along and starting to take shape. Your baby-to-be is starting to look like a newborn now. He or she is about 6 inches long and weighs about half a pound. Within a few short weeks, though, he or she will double in weight. Fine hair called lanugo covers your baby’s body. A white, greasy substance called vernix starts to form to protect his or her thin, wrinkled skin. Your baby is now fully capable of hearing, and can even hear your voice!

Online Medical Reviewer: Foley, Maryann, RN, BSNTurley, Ray, BSN, MSN

Date Last Reviewed: 5/1/2016

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