18 Weeks Pregnant

18 Weeks Pregnant - your baby is the size of a small grapefruit!
This free online resource details day by day help and information about being 18 Weeks Pregnant. Looking for pregnancy info? Not surprisingly, a pregnant woman has lots of pregnancy questions. Many pregnancy answers to your questions can be found in the 'weeks pregnant' guide detailed below.

 
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Some of your questions regarding motherhood maternity issues for those who are 18 weeks pregnant are detailed on this page. Our unique guide to Pregnancy Symptoms by Week will also prove extremely useful to all pregnant mothers-to-be.

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Day by Day - 18 Weeks Pregnant
Discover at a glance how your body is adapting and how your baby is growing and developing during the period when you are 18 Weeks Pregnant:

 
18 Weeks Pregnant What to Expect
Development and Changes
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 with constipation.
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!
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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 below

Pregnancy Question: What are the hCG levels at 18 Weeks Pregnant?
The serum 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: 4,060 - 165,400 mIU/ml

For a chart of normal hCG levels please refer to: hGC Levels

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
  • A woman of normal weight should aim for a weight gain of 25-35 pounds
  • An overweight woman should aim for a weight gain of 15-25 pounds
  • An 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 Second Trimester?

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 don’t 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 pregnant include:

  • Heartburn
  • Backache
  • Constipation
  • Piles
  • Leg cramps
  • Braxton Hicks contractions

Smile at this Pregnancy Quote!
Being 18 Weeks pregnant is not always fun, so smile at this amusing motherhood maternity quote for all those who are 18 Weeks pregnant!

Pregnancy Quote
I didn't know how babies were made until I was pregnant with my fourth child
Motherhood Maternity Quote by Loretta Lynn

18 Weeks Pregnant
The contents of this section provides facts, definitions and helpful information for women who are 18 weeks pregnant. The start, the various signs and symptoms and development phases.

  • Stages of pregnancy and countdown for 18 weeks
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  • Daily and Weekly Pregnancy Stages for 18 weeks

Pregnancy Stages for Week 18 is for information purposes
Discover how your body is adapting and how your baby is growing and developing via the information found on this page. Every pregnancy is different and the above information about the day by day changes experienced by a woman who is 18 Weeks Pregnant is therefore generalised to act as a guideline for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnosis, and treatment please consult your doctor.

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