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18 Weeks Pregnant

With 17 weeks pf pregnancy over, this is the time when you might experience a sudden increase in appetite. Go ahead and eat but never forget to keep eating healthy and nutritious.

Changes in Your Body at Week 18 Pregnancy

You should have gained anywhere between 2.5 – 5.8 kgs by this week. You should speak to your doctor if it is more than this range.

As you step into the 19th week of pregnancy soon your belly stretches, you might notice some stretch marks on your tummy. This might make you itch or might even give you some rashes. You could apply creams to reduce it. But do consult your doctor before you do so.

You might experience nose congestion during this period. This is because of the change in the circulation in your body. However do not use any nasal sprays or decongestants without seeking the doctor’s advice.

Your nipples will appear to be darker and also will tend to feel more tingly and sore.

You might notice a dark line from the middle of your abdomen. This is called the linea nigra.

Know what other changes your body will experience in our short guide to managing pregnancy. Download it for free today!

Your Baby’s Development at Week 18 Pregnancy

As the bones of the ears harden, the baby is able to perceive sounds even better. In fact, you will notice that the baby kicks each time there is a sudden loud sound. This is because that part of the brain that receives and sends nerve signals that develops during this time.

The nerves also get coated with a fatty layer or myelin. This enables them to pass messages to and from the brain to other parts of the baby’s body.

During this period, and till the next few weeks, the baby’s growth now slows down a bit.

At 18 weeks of pregnancy if you are having a girl then this is the week when the uterus and the Fallopian tubes develop and move into their correct position.

Week 18 Pregnancy Tips and Advice

Your waistline would have increased a few inches by now, so don’t try and fit into those old clothes anymore. Do buy yourself comfortable maternity clothing.

Your trips to the restroom might increase. So don’t forget to empty your bladder before you lie down for sleep at night.

It is possible for you to feel a little light headed at times at 18 weeks of pregnancy. To avoid this don’t stand or sit in one position for a long time. Also avoid moving too quickly.

You might experience heart burn and constipation during the next few weeks. Talk to your doctor to find ways to relieve your discomfort.

Week 18 Fun

At 18 weeks of pregnancy give in to a hobby. While dancing might not be a great option now, glass painting and sketching is.

Find out new recipes from friends and family which you have never tried before and give in to a little bit of cooking (make sure the ingredients that you are using are ‘pregnancy safe’ though).

Chocolate does contain caffeine, but a little doesn’t harm the child. Especially the dark variety one. So get your feet up and fit into that sinful dark chocolate without any guilt. In fact, studies have shown that dark chocolate helps to lower their risk of developing pre-eclampsia.

So did you get a bit of that dark chocolate? Felt good, right? Join our due date club here and share your thoughts with other mums-to-be.

Week 18 Pregnancy Articles – Coming Soon!!!


Week 18 Pregnancy Discussions

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When you have more than one kid this is what happens to your clothes:

  • 1st baby: You begin wearing maternity clothes as soon as your doctor confirms your pregnancy.
  • 2nd baby: You wear your regular clothes for as long as possible.
  • 3rd baby: Your maternity clothes are your regular clothes.
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A trip by air could be very much on your mind today. Perhaps you’re planning a vacation with your family or a romantic partner. You could well be caught up in the excitement that seems to be the driving emotion today. Expect to spend the evening in the congenial company of friends.

This is the day for collaboration and improved communication. Even if you prefer working alone, you will be most effective when you share the load. Teamwork and group efforts bring recognition and increased confidence. Ambition will cause some to put family or romantic concerns in second place.

If you admit you’ve made a mistake, people are more likely to forgive you. You have a confrontational day ahead. There’s no doubt that you’re in a stationary position concerning your career. That may be crimping your style somewhat, financially speaking, but you’ll make better progress if you assume your responsibility and see your mistakes. However, don’t be too critical of yourself! It’s all part of the learning process.

Your romantic side is flying high today. The opposite sex in general and your own partner in particular are going to seem especially attractive to you. You could also see in an entirely different light someone you think of as a friend. An increasingly busy social life is in the air, so expect some invitations to parties or other social events.

You may feel a bit sluggish today. You’ll probably want to stay home, surrounded by your books, pets, and plants, yet you know you have appointments to keep and responsibilities to fulfill. Your sense of duty is especially strong. Make a deal with yourself to get the bare minimum done and then relax.

You may find yourself taking the high road today. It could be that you’re like a bird soaring above the landscape. As you fly, your partner is on the ground trying his or her best to keep up. If you keep flying straight, you’ll get lost and confused and may not find your way back. Consider keeping your feet on the ground with your friend.

You should try to feel at ease today. Remember that inner peace is a big part of your health. This can be achieved through reflection and a quiet review of where you are in life. Try not to focus too much on material things. Instead, concentrate more on your emotional state. Others are likely to feel more sensitive and weepy as well, so have them join you in this exercise.

You should use the day to ponder your professional future. Many forces seem to be working together to clarify your ideas on the subject. Rather than rebelling at the slightest provocation, as you’ve been doing lately, it would be much more reasonable for you to think first about the basic material needs of you and your family.


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