Your blood circulatory system expands and keeps your blood pressure lower than normal. As a result, you might feel dizzy, lightheaded, nauseated or faint if you stand or rise too quickly. Sometimes, you may notice that when you change your positions quickly or get out of bed you might experience low blood pressure. This can be easily alleviated by taking your time rising or shifting positions (in supine condition). Fortunately switching to your side can also easily alleviate this.
- Mild abdominal pains
- Increased breast size
- Swollen legs, leg cramps
- Preparing mind and body for new challenges
By 19th week of pregnancy, your baby’s kidneys start to function. Your baby might suddenly seem taller. Height does increase as time progresses but now because the child’s legs are developed and straightened, the doctor measures fetal growth from head to toe and not crown to rump.