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18th WEEK

Your Baby

Your baby’s bones begin to harden, so ensure that you get enough calcium. Eyebrows begin to form over her eyes. The measurement from the head to bottom is up to 14 cm and weight is about 200 g – almost the size of a sweet green pepper.


Your belly is growing steadily this week. From now on, you should lie down on your side or at an angle. If you lie on your back, your uterus might put pressure on one of your large veins, which leads to a reduction of the blood going to the heart. To sleep comfortably, you can put a pillow under your hips or between your thighs. In this week of pregnancy, an increase in appetite is quite common. Take care to eat healthy, nutritious food, rather than sugary or fried food.