Herbal Supplements
  Home Health Ebooks Products Health A-Z Home Remedies Beauty For Men For Women
Abdominal Pain
After 40
Baby's Gender
Back Pain
Blood Test
Chinese Calendar
Common Cold
Due Date Calculator
Early Problems
Early Symptoms
Early Test
Ectopic Pregnancy
Feet Swelling
First Sign
First Trimester
Food to Avoid
Food to Eat
Gestational Diabetes
High Blood Pressure
High Risk
Home Test
Low Blood Pressure
Leg Cramps
Mood Swings
Morning Sickness
Multiple Pregnancy
Pelvic Pain
Premature Labor
Prenatal Massage
Second Trimester
Signs and Symptoms
Sore Breasts
Stretch Marks
Symptoms in the First Week
Teen Pregnancy
Third Trimester
Thyroid Problems
Unplanned Pregnancy
Urinary Tract Infections
Vaginal Discharge
Week by Week
Weight Gain
Week by Week
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10
11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15
16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20
21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25
26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30
31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35
36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40
41 | 42

Pregnancy Week 18

In pregnancy week 18, your little one is around 5.6" long and can weigh up to 6.7 ounces. You little one is building strong and sturdy muscles and heart. When pregnancy week 18 is over, you can check to see that all the organs and heart are in good order by using an ultra-sound. If a baby has any defects in the heart or any other organs, it can be detected by scanning using the ultrasound. In most cases the baby is born without such defects.

Your little one's genitals will already be formed, but you can do an ultrasound in week 20 to see for yourself, if your little one allows you to. Your baby's nerves are being covered with a protective sheath called the myelin sheath. Myelin will be continuously produced till the final month.

In pregnancy week 18, your uterus would have risen to just below your navel or belly button. You probably would have gained between 10 to 15 pounds, and your tummy may look like a mini watermelon. You probably find it uncomfortable sleeping on your back. Sleeping on your left side will help. Why not the right side? If you sleep on your right, the growing uterus is going to put pressure on a major vein, called the Inferior Vena Cava. This is a major vein which brings back the blood from your legs and the major part of the torso back to your heart. Sleeping on the left side is the best way to sleep especially when you are in the third trimester.

If you've not got your maternity clothes, you'll have to look for some in this period. Your normal clothes will be a little bit tight. You will soon go for another ultrasound, and this is for the doctor to know whether all is well, and if your little one is developing properly in all areas. He will check the present size of your baby, and the placement of the umbilical cord and placenta.

Get your partner to accompany you to the doctor in pregnancy week 18. You may or may not be able to see the gender of your little one. You both may not want to know the gender of your little one, as you both prefer to be surprised on the day of the delivery. Whatever it is, the ultrasound is mainly to let the doctor know, how well your baby is growing and how far the development has gone.

Constipation may be a problem throughout your pregnancy. The main reason is the increase in the size of the uterus and the baby is pushing against the intestines, and therefore it is more difficult for the food to pass through. There are several things you can do to elevate this condition. Normally everyone must drink 8 glasses of water a day. But a pregnant woman can even drink more to ensure you are hydrated, so that you get some relief from your constipation. As in all weeks, in pregnancy week 18 too, you must eat lots of fruits and vegetables for the fiber, as fiber will push the food along the intestines. Do exercises to improve your blood circulation as this will also relief constipation.

 Read Related Articles

Pregnancy Calendar Week By Week
Second Trimester Weeks 13-27
Pregnancy Week 17
Pregnancy Week 19

View Cart
Men Health
Anti Aging
Curvature Treatment
Enlargement Pills
Erectile Dysfunction
General Weakness
HGH Releaser
Libido Enhancer
Male Enhancement
Male Infertility
Male Stimulant
Massage Oil
Multi Vitamins
Nightfall, Wet Dreams
Nocturnal Emission
Premature Ejaculation
Prostate Problems
Safed Musli
Semen Enhancer
Semen Leakage
Sperm Enhancer
Testosterone Booster
Weakness / Exhaustion
Weak Erection
Women Health
Breast Enlargement
Libido Enhancer
Low Libido / Frigidity
Lubricant Gel
Menopause Relief
Menstrual Problems
Multi Vitamins
Tightening Cream
Tightening Pills
General Health
Acidity / Heartburn
Acne / Pimples
Anti Aging
Arthritis / Joint Pain
Bladder Control
Fat Loss Slimming Pills
Flatulence / Gas
Hair Loss / Dandruff
Hemorrhoids / Piles
High Blood Pressure
Immunity Booster
Joint Pain
Kidney Stone
Liver Support
Loss of Appetite
Low Energy / Fatigue
Memory Support
Pain Relief Oil
Weak Eyesight
  Home Breast Products Pregnancy Weight Loss Natural Remedies Beauty For Men Women A-Z
Bodybuilding How to Articles Bowel Care Exercises
Homemade Remedies Beauty Tips Child Care Makeup Tips
Articles Dog Care Dental Care Natural Cures Blog
Advertise with Us About Us Directory Sitemap XML (1, 2 | 3 | 4 | 5)

Copyright © NaturalHealth-Supplements.com All Rights Reserved.

Disclaimer: The statements regarding these products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The information on this website is only for education purpose. It is not intended to be substitute for informed medical advice or care.