18 Weeks Pregnant What to Expect
Week 18 - Day 1
Everyone's bump is
different- quite big or hardly showing at all
Week 18 - Day 2
You will probably
be offered a detailed scan at 18-21 weeks
Week 18 - Day 3
There are often
changes to your skin and hair during pregnancy
Week 18 - Day 4
Start to gather
facts and info about feeding your baby
Week 18 - Day 5
Your baby's eyes
are looking forward rather than out the sides of the head
Week 18 - Day 6
Your uterus is just
below your belly button now.
You might suffer
Week 18 - Day 7
Baby is about 16cm
or 6.3 inches long & weighs about 10.5 oz (300 grams) -
about the size of a small grapefruit!
18 Weeks Pregnant What to Expect
Day by Day and Week by Week Guide -
18 Weeks Pregnant
Our useful 18 Weeks pregnant information guide can be used to help you understand the changes in
your body and to your baby. There are facts, information and helpful tips about being
18 Weeks Pregnant - an
informative countdown for pregnant women.
Common Pregnancy Questions at 18 Weeks pregnant
Answers to some of the most
common questions asked by a woman who is 18 Weeks pregnant are detailed
Pregnancy Question: What are the hCG levels at
18 Weeks Pregnant?
test (blood test) uses 2-4 mL of venous blood for testing. The serum hCG
levels at 18 Weeks pregnant, measured from the LMP (last menstrual
period) are as follows:
17 - 24 Weeks since LMP:
- 165,400 mIU/ml
For a chart of normal hCG levels please refer
Pregnancy Question: 18 Weeks pregnant belly?
The baby you are carrying in your 18 Weeks pregnant belly is
about the size of a small grapefruit. A pregnant woman's belly is usually very
upright during this stage of pregnancy.
Pregnancy Question at 18 Weeks pregnant:
Pregnancy Weight gain?
Pregnancy Weight gain - try not to gain any more than one pound
a week from the 18 Weeks pregnant stage and all subsequent weeks of your
pregnancy. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) issued new guidelines
in May 2009 on how much weight to gain during pregnancy, based on the
woman's BMI (body mass index) before pregnancy. The IOM's weight gain
allowances for a woman, carrying one baby, is as follows:
An underweight woman should aim for a weight gain of 28-40 pounds
woman of normal weight should aim for a weight gain of 25-35 pounds
overweight woman should aim for a weight gain of 15-25 pounds
obese woman should aim for a weight gain of 11-20 pounds
Keep a personalised 18 Weeks
pregnant weight gain record.
Pregnancy Question at 18 Weeks pregnant: Can you fly during
One of the most common questions asked at 18 Weeks pregnant is
can you fly during second trimester?
For the vast majority of women it is safe to fly when you are 18 Weeks
pregnant in your second trimester
as long as you are experiencing a healthy, normal pregnancy.
Obstetricians and Gynaecologists recommend that women donít fly after
their 36th week of pregnancy.
Pregnancy Question: What are the signs and
symptoms of pregnancy at 18 Weeks pregnant?
There are various signs and symptoms associated with pregnancy
at 18 Weeks pregnant. Many of the early symptoms of pregnancy will have
eased off by this stage and the morning sickness or feelings of nausea
would have subsided. This is the time when you will have a feeling of
well-being. People may well say that you look 'blooming' at 18 Weeks
pregnant! That said, some symptoms are reported when you are 18 Weeks
Smile at this Pregnancy
Being 18 Weeks pregnant is not
always fun, so smile at this amusing motherhood maternity quote for all
those who are 18 Weeks pregnant!
I didn't know how
babies were made until I was pregnant with my fourth child
Motherhood Maternity Quote by Loretta Lynn