Your baby is about the size of a mango! While his or her head is still oversized, the rest of the body parts are relatively proportionate. By now, the brain and nervous system are fully functioning. More about week 19. © Medical-Artist.com
Depending on your frame size, you may have gained nearly 15 pounds by now (although every woman is different). About half a pound is just your baby, while 6-7 ounces is your placenta. Your uterus and amniotic fluid are roughly 1.5 pounds.
Do you get dizzy easy? It’s probably due to low blood pressure—meaning the brain gets less blood. Try wearing compression socks to help lessen the amount of blood going to your legs.
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Reviewed by Dr. Jen Lincoln, April 2020