Pregnancy Week 18 / Second Trimester

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Week 18


What happens to you?

Sleeping may be increasingly difficult now, as your body grows.  Try propping yourself with pillows to find a better sleeping position.  One of the long body pillows might help you get more comfortable.  You might also try doing pelvic tilts before bed, and always be sure to go to the bathroom before lying down.

What happens to the baby?

The baby is now 20.5 cm or 8.1 inches in total length.  It weighs about 7 ounces (198 grams).  The bones are continuing to ossify.  The pads of the fingers and toes are formed, and the fingerprints are developing.



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