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Although every baby develops differently, your baby is certainly a complete human being with most of his\her body systems are ready for functioning. If you are a one-trimester or two-trimester pregnant, you will experience strange symptoms and exciting developments you have ever seen. Here are a few symptoms and to-do tips to help you understand your body during the 18th week of your pregnancy.
Your twelve centimeters and 190 or 200 gram-baby is still kicking, twisting, and rolling inside your small tummy, but such activities can be clear enough to wake you up from your relaxing nap. He\she is developing more human skills such as yawning and hiccupping and you can detect such expressions through the ultrasound scan. Your baby’s chest will mimic the breathing position, but the spinal cord is still providing him\her oxygen in addition to nutrients and blood.
If you can measure your baby at this point, the bar of soap can be larger than him\her. Inside your womb, your baby will develop a myelin layer to protect the nervous system and enhance its function after birth.
It will be clear at week 18 if you will get a boy, a girl, or twins, as his\her genitals or vagina, fallopian tubes, and uterus will be easily detected by the ultrasound scan. If you are worry about any irregular growth symptoms, the 18th week is a perfect time to do an anomaly scan, as it will compare your baby’s growth to his actual age. You may develop a heartburn because the muscles connecting your stomach to windpipe will be weak, but the heartburn remedies and eating small meals regularly will sooth such a problem.
You may have sleeping troubles beginning from the 18th week or earlier due to your concerns about being a parent and the slight kicking and squirming of your baby. For this, you should sleep on your left side raising your knees with a pillow and backing your back with another one. If you have more fears, try to consult your midwife or healthcare provider at the coming appointment.
After defining the gender of your baby, you will visit the baby clothes shops spontaneously to find an amazing collection making use of the bargains and discounts. Your collection should include less small size and more next size clothes, because your baby will grow rapidly and your visitors’ gifts for your baby will fill his closet.