Your Pregnancy Week 18

 
18 Week Pregnant: Pregnancy Calendar

During pregnancy, you will feel anxious and worried about what will happen to you and your baby in these 9 months. Every week of pregnancy bring new bodily changes and we are here to provide you details of 18 week pregnant and you can get a lot of information about what to expect in every week of pregnancy. Here is a guide to your pregnancy journey.


Baby Development in 
18 Week 

You are now in month 5 of pregnancy and only 4 months left when you will finally hold baby in your arms. At 18 weeks, your baby is about the length of a tomato. Your baby’s bones will harden especially the leg bones and inner ear bones. The baby can now hear what’s happening in the outside world. Baby can hear loud noises outside the womb. By this time, your baby has also mastered the art of yawning. When you are 18 weeks pregnant, your baby’s nervous system is maturing rapidly. A network of nerves covered with myelin that helps speed messages from one to another nerve cell and forms more complex connections.

Nutrition

During your second trimester, it is important to eat foods that are rich in calcium, magnesium and vitamin D. These nutrients will help your baby grow strong bones and teeth. Also eat foods rich in omega-3 oils as it will help in baby’s brain development

Exercise

Staying physically active is good for both mother and baby. The shape of your body will change and you will find it difficult to maintain an exercise routine. One thing you should avoid is exhaustion.

In pregnancy, only light exercises will be beneficial for your body and avoid any exercise after which you will extremely tired and exhausted.

You should practice doing any exercise for 15 minutes and three sessions per week.

Stays hydrated and drink plenty of fluids and water.

Try engaging yourself in physical activity on a daily basis even if it means going for a walk for only 15 minutes.

Precautions

  • You should take care of a few things in your second trimester. You should remember a few tips like:
    • Stay well hydrated.
    • Pregnancy hormones will make your skin a bit sensitive. You should wear sunscreen while going outside.
    • Before taking any medicine to get relief from any problem, make sure that you discuss that medicine with your doctor.
    • You should visit dentist as clean teeth and gums prevent dangerous infections that can affect your pregnancy.