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18 Weeks Pregnant
Interesting: At 18 weeks after the last normal period, a pregnancy is almost halfway along. It's the time to schedule a targeted ultrasound. Also it is the point to ask about risk factors and learn what to expect. At each visit OB will assess if diet and weight gain are appropriate. Fetal movement should be felt often by this point. If you have a specific questions, please ask so we can answer. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Can't Measure: We do not measure gestational sac size at 18 weeks. Routine measurements at 18 weeks are biparietal diameter (bpd) head circumference (hc), abdominal circumference (ac), and femur length (fl). Gestational sac size is not measured after 9 weeks when it averages about 33mms. Typically, the size of the pregnant uterus should be about an inch below the umbilicus. ...Read more
Think in weeks: We discuss everything about pregnancy in terms of weeks as it is much more precise than months. A pregnancy is 40 weeks (10 months) long from the first day of your last period to your due date. Most people don't find out until they're late for period or about 4-5 weeks along. I'd recommend you try to think in terms of weeks as that's how your provider will discuss your pregnancy. ...Read more
You can: For primigravida the time frame for baby's movements ~ 18-20 weeks on average, and earlier for multigravida ~ 16-18 weeks. ...Read more
Not showing: It largely depends on body build when you will show. Lighter, thinner people show early; medium or large build people tend to show later. If you're not showing after 20 weeks, i'd be concerned enough to get an ultrasound to assess for development. ...Read more
No: If you are pregnant a pregnancy test will be postive. It is possible to have symptoms of pregnancy without being pregnant. ...Read more
What did your OB say: You need to be able to ask your OB questions like this, normal time to feel movement of 1st baby is 20-22 weeks. ...Read more
I'm 18 weeks pregnant, can I still lie on my back? I try to lie on my side but I wake up on my back, thank you
It's OK to lie flat: On ur back occasionally when ur pregnant however doing it frequently may harm the fetus. D heavy weight of ur uterus will compress on the aorta/d big artery in ur abdomen thus impairing the return of blood to d heart ; back to d circulation ; into ur womb and fetus. Learn how to lie on ur side. It's good4romance too. Joke! Http://www. M.Webmd. Com/baby/features/sleep-soundly-during-pregnancy? Page=1. ...Read more
This thursday will make me 18 weeks pregnant how many months is that and how many weeks will I start to show please?
Let's see- 4 weeks to a month-18 weeks- 18 divided by 4= 41/2 months pregnant!
you should start showing very soon depending on your body shape, weight, etc. ...Read more
I am 18 weeks pregnant with my first baby but I haven't felt my baby move yet. Is that normal, When will I feel it move?
20 weeks: Most begin to feel the baby move around week 20 ...Read more
I'm 18 weeks pregnant and I ate mortadella 3 times. Is it really dangerous on my baby? How do I know it affected my baby?
.: There is a risk of infection with meat that has not been fully cooked. Especially when you are pregnant. But now that it is done, if you don't have any symptoms and try to be away from unpasteurized milk and undercooked meat and cold cuts in the future. ...Read more
I had an outrasound scan done yesterday and it said I'm 18 weeks pregnant. It also said the feutus weight is 216 grams. Is the feutus not unerweight?
18 wk fetal wt: A fetus of 18 weeks by ultrasound can weigh in the range you describe. Your ob provider would have told you if the size of the fetus was appropriate for the number of weeks pregnant. ...Read more
About 18 weeks pregnant and I don't think I've felt the baby move yet, all of my appts have gone well and it has a good hearbeat when can I feel it?
Any day now: It will be a fluttering rather than a strong kick any day now. ...Read more
18 weeks pregnant.. I was sitting down on the floor and started seeing stars... only lasted for a couple minutes and I feel fine.... is this normal?
Common: Your blood vessels dilate in pregnancy and so blood tends to pool and venous return can be decreased by sitting in some positions or standing quickly. Your body jus takes a bit of time to compensate. This may become more pronounced as your uterus enlarges. Give your body time to adjust to position changes. Best wishes. ...Read more
I am 18 weeks pregnant ate an entire bag of corn tortilla chips (I know, unhealthy) but guaranteed fresh date was a week ago. I didn't know until I ate them. Will this hurt my baby?
Weight gain pregnanc:
These are the weight gain recomendations based of bmi (body mass index):
if you were underweight before pregnancy:
total weight gain : 28-40 lb
normal weight: 25-35 lb
overweight: 15-25 lb
obese before pregnancy: 11-20 lb
to know your bmi find a bmi calculator online. ...Read more
Probably...: Weight gain during pregnancy is more pronounced during the second half of the pregnancy. Recommended weight gain varies depending on your pre-pregnancy weight. Make sure that you are following with your OB for all your prenatal appointments - they will check your weight at every appointment and let you know if they have any concerns. ...Read more
What does it feel like when your baby moves beside flutters! I'm 18 weeks pregnant and this is my first child!
Must be first preg: You will clearly know baby movement when it comes. There will be no question when it sfarts. ...Read more
I am 18 weeks pregnant and think I've been around a child with fifths disease. What should I do. Will my baby be hurt?
Depends on situation: Most of us have 5ths during childhood & develop lifelong immunity. If you did, you have nothing to worry about. If you were only exposed to the case after the kid had a rash, the kid was no longer contagious. If exposed in the days before the rash you may develop 5ths & it can hurt a fetus. There is no treatment available but close contact with OB is advised. ...Read more
18 weeks pregnant. I want grouper. Supposed to limit to three 6 oz servings/month. Can you have 18 oz at once or does it have to be spread out?
I'm 18 weeks pregnant and sometimes I barely feel my baby move most ppl tell me its normal and not to worry so much but I have no other choice?
Fetal movement: It is not unusual for you not to feel the baby move so much at 18 weeks. As time passes and the baby grows, you will feel more and more movement. If you drink a glass of sweet juice or have some chocolte, the baby will prolly hop around a little for you, if you get too worried! ...Read more