Your Pregnancy At Week 19

Weight: 300g  Size: 25.6cm, Tomato   Weeks Left: 21
In a nutshell
Keep your feet elevated, reduces swelling
Sing and talk to your baby as they can hear you
You may start feeling uncomfortable
Lack of sleep can be making you feel very down

Your Body at Week 19

Are you feeling the heat this week? The volume of blood in your body continues to increase steadily each week. Leaving you to feel hotter than usual along with blocked and a stuffy nose, sweating more and feeling faint.  Make sure you are keeping hydrated as this will help you to keep cooler and to feel better all around.

Your Baby At Week 19 

This week, your baby is being covered in fine downy hairs which forms on the eyebrows and upper lip, as well as looking less wrinkly as they start to plump out. 

Your baby can now also hear outside noise, so singing and talking to your baby is a great way to bond and let them recognise your voice. 

Week 19 TODO's

  1. Why not start organising the nursey with your free time, it’s a fun activity that you and your partner can both do together.
  2. Have you got yourself a baby note pad yet? Yes, baby brain is real, its best to get yourself a note pad and jot down all the important things so you won’t forget!
  3. Did you know pregnant women in the UK get free NHS dental care while pregnant? Get yourself an appointment for a free check up on them pearly whites of yours.

Week 19 FAQ's

Product of the Week

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Boy & Girl Name of the Week

Gender: Male Origin: Hebrew Meaning: "Help"
Gender: Female Origin: Botanical Name Meaning: "Ivy,Flower"

Recipe of the Week

Sweet Potato Rösti
BABYGO Recipe of the Week
4.5 / 5
30 Min
Serves 4
9 Ingreds


  • 1 large red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 red pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 large garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 ¼ fresh root ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1 ½ tbsp cornflour
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled
  • 125g plain flour
  • 2 tsp rapeseed oil

Cooking Instructions

    • Get the red onion, red pepper, garlic and ginger in a large bowl. Add the cornflour and season with salt and pepper.
    • Grate the sweet potato onto a kitchen paper and squeeze out the excess liquid. Mix the grated potato into the bowl.
    • Sift in the flour and mix well. Leave for 5 minutes to allow the flour to absorb the moisture. You should be able to mix the mixture into a ball that sticks together.
    • Pour the tsp of rapeseed oil into a large frying pan over a high heat
    • Divide the sweet potato mixture into 8-10 balls and flatten each one.
    • Add 4-5 rösti to the pan and fry for 5-6 minutes until each side is crisp, browned and cooked through. Do the same to the remaining ones.
    • Serve with garlic mayonnaise.

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