Fetal Development Pictures | 19 Weeks
Fetal Development at 19 weeks:
nervesNervesThe nerves are being coated with myelin, a substance that will help them coordinate body movement quickly and smoothly.
vernix caseoaVernix CaseoaThe thick, white coating that's starting to cover the body will stay for most of the pregnancy. Premature babies will have a good deal of this substance on their skin, while post-term babies have almost none.
digestive organsDigestive OrgansThe stomach is producing gastric juices for digestion and the kidneys produce urine. Any waste products are either brought back to the mother through the placenta or harmlessly passed into the amniotic fluid.
What's happening this week:
Baby's body is 6 inches from crown to rump, and it is secreting a white, waxy substance to protect the skin from becoming waterlogged in the amniotic fluid. Inside the body, the nerves are developing and the organs are producing fluids to help them function well.
Your pregnancy week by week: 19 Weeks Pregnant