Week 19 The baby’s sense of taste develops

The baby’s taste buds are now mature and functioning. They are stimulated by flavour carriers in the amniotic fluid. So your child can already taste what you eat. It can tell the difference between sour, salty, sweet and bitter and it starts to develop preferences.

Your baby now requires an increased supply of calcium for bone formation. This may cause you to develop a calcium deficiency. If you are suffering from cramps, particularly in your calves, taking suitable mineral supplements can help.

Do you already know how you would like to give birth? We recommend you visit one of our information events for parents. Find out about the various options for giving birth. And register for an pretenatal course – together with your partner.


19th week of pregnancy

The foetus in week 19. The arms and legs are now well proportioned.