Your Pregnancy At Week 19

Weight: 240g  Size: 15.3cm   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, do light exercise
Lack of sleep can be making you feel very down

Your Body at Week 19

Week 19 FAQ's

September 26, 2019

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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
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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.

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.

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From the What to Expect editorial team and Heidi Murkoff, author of What to Expect When You’re Expecting. Health information on this site is based on peer-reviewed medical journals and highly respected health organizations and institutions including ACOG (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists), CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics), as well as the What to Expect books by Heidi Murkoff.

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