Week 18
Your baby is the size of a dragonfruit!
Week 18 |
Fun Fact!
Most expecting moms are gaining about a pound a week, but everyone is different.
Week 18 |
Dos and Don'ts
  • Do start doing pelvic floor exercises
  • Don't overdo it on the caffeine
week 18
What should you expect in Week 18?
  • You’re officially in your fifth month of pregnancy, also known as week 18. Just two more weeks until the halfway point!
  • Hey, mama, your appetite is likely growing, and that’s a good thing.
  • As BabyCenter reports, you should be adding about 340 extra calories to your daily intake.
  • The healthiest way to do this is by eating healthy snacks in between your typical meals.
  • And if you’ve just had an ultrasound, odds are you saw all of your baby’s adorable features, including their eyes, nose, and lips!
  • And while these other features may not be easily distinguished during an ultrasound, your baby also has eyelids, eyebrows, eyelashes, nails, and hair as well.
  • In addition to their physical features being developed, so are their uterus and fallopian tubes or their genitals, depending on if you are having a girl or a boy, respectively.
  • This is also when moms may experience some swelling in their feet, ankles, hands, and fingers.
  • You may also experience some leg cramps. Leg cramps can often be relieved through stretches.
Helpful Products
Week 18 |
SnugSupport 4-In-1 Infant Carrier
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Balancing the pull of daily activities with a little extra baby snuggle time can be a challenge. Merging closeness with convenience, the Chicco SnugSupport™ 4-in-1 Infant Carrier lets you be hands free yet stay hands on.
Week 18 |
2-In-1 Adjustable Baby Bouncer And Rocker
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We love this neutral bouncer from VYSN. It folds flat when not in use and has great colors for blending into any room.
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