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Look who`s born! Show all comments
Week 18 starts on day 126 and goes up to day 133.
It is your 19e pregnancy week.

Length of your baby: 20 centimeter / 7.9 inches
Weight of your baby: 200 gram / 7 ozs

The tiny nerve cells of your baby continue to develop and through little blood vessels fluid will be transported to the brain and the spinal chord. This fluid must be able to flow back and forward or the baby can develop water in the brain. Even if this does happen it is now possible to correct this while the baby is still in the womb. The brain of the baby grows very quickly now as much as 90 gram per month!

If this is your first pregnancy your tummy may still not be visible with your clothes on however if this is your second or subsequent child then you may be developing quite a paunch by now. From now on sleeping on your stomach will become increasingly difficult and you should try to start getting used to sleeping on your side, preferably your left as this allows the blood to flow more freely to your heart which is best for you and your baby. Your heart will now pump 40 to 50% faster than normal which is fine for a healthy heart and light exercise is till possible. Make sure however that you continue to eat healthy and get enough rest.

Backache

Most pregnant women will at some point during their pregnancy experience back pains and you may already have felt a twinge. Your uterus is now similar in size to a melon and as the focus and weight of your body moves forward this will put pressure on your lower back which can result in discomfort and pain. Be careful with bending and lifting and ensure you bend at the knee and not the spine. Try to stand as straight as possible and don't lean back too much to compensate for the weight at the front of your body.

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JRamos (43.2 days ago)
I`m 18 weeks but when I went to the doctors today it said I`m 18.5 weeks I thought according to my due date I was 18 weeks and two days this has me concerned


Parksmama (110 days ago)
18 weeks 4 days with twin boys.... I have an 18 month old son and we are very blessed to be adding another 2 boys to our family after losing our second son due to a miscarriage..


Abigurl (169.7 days ago)
Oh boy 18 weeks! Lord am grateful for this gift.


Marinalee (187.1 days ago)




ladyt3 (209.3 days ago)
Thank your Lord for your grace,18thweeks!!!


Martinique (249.9 days ago)
I am 18 weeks today and I am so blessed to be
Have this baby at age 43 my baby is very strong


mini mehra (278.6 days ago)
i have ultrasound of 2 months the baby growth is well & good but 5 month ultrasound is asking baby growth is low of 3 weeks what is a problem


TeleFhara (280.4 days ago)


Jewelz88 (315.3 days ago)
18weeks 2 days just started feeling my little guy move :) super happy it was the best mothers day gift ever


courtneymatcek (315.6 days ago)
18 Weeks today. My baby girl growing. So thankful that this has been an easy pregnancy. Not much sickness or anything. Confrimation ultraSound in 2 weeks at week 20.

#OctoberBaby


Pelona (321.3 days ago)
Am 18 week`s and 1 day i have 7 kids 5 boy`s and 2 girls i feel like my first baby allover agin


MrsWoke (344.1 days ago)
Praise God we are 18 weeks today. To Him alone be all the glory.


Angalee (357.7 days ago)


RainbowMa42547 (396.5 days ago)
Going to be 18 weeks tomorrow with my rainbow baby girl. I think it`s a girl because of the pimples on my chin. I feel optimistic and thankful to be pregnant again. Blessings to all expectant parents


Bellav (418.5 days ago)
I`m 18 weeks, 3 days today


yolna calixte (441.9 days ago)
Im 18weeks and i feel my baby every day and im very happy


Tara88 (461.6 days ago)
18 weeks...three days...


tinpax (483.2 days ago)
Hi lovely ladies, wishing you all the very best.


Mthandazo (484.6 days ago)
Yay! I am exactly 18 weeks 1 day today. i am still not sure of the sex. TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!!! as I believe he knows whats in store for me...


OllyN (494.7 days ago)


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dabba13 (506 days ago)
Yay im 18 weeks thank you lord. I know that you will make a way!!


TattooedMommy1316 (523.1 days ago)
18 Weeks tomorrow with pregnancy #5, I suffered 3 miscarriages while in the Marine Corps and I have a 2 year old little boy. I get to find out the gender in exactly 1 week, I`m strongly hoping for a girl and my son is adamant that it`s a `Baby Girl`! Fingers crossed!


Cheli15 (548.7 days ago)
18 weeks today!!!! Yay!!!! Had an ultrasound last week and got to know the sex!! We have a 6 year old beautiful girl and now we are having a boy!!! Wujuuuuu!!!! Showing a lot more than my first pregnancy and really excited!!! :D


Missjnay (559.4 days ago)
Keeping the gender a surprise!! Ultrasound today!!




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