If you are 18 weeks pregnant, you are at the start of month five of your pregnancy and your baby weighs about 200g. The size of the baby’s head is no longer as big in comparison to the rest of his body. Make sure you’re getting enough calcium to help your baby’s growing bones get even stronger.
In this second trimester of pregnancy,Your baby may start to move the growing limbs. As a result, most mothers will start to sense light baby movements. To each woman their own way of perceiving these first moves. This initial baby activity has been compared to flutters in the tummy or bubbles of gas but each mother’s experience is unique.
At this point, as your pregnancy grows week by week, you are going to need to add more pieces of clothing that allow you room in the waistline i.e, skirts and trousers with elastic or low riding waistbands. Buy sparingly. You will not be this size for too long.
For some expectant moms, if you are 18 weeks pregnant, you might already be having trouble getting into a comfortable sleeping position, depending on how big your belly is. A tip for you is to practice lying on your side.
This might be your staple position in months to come. Because, when you lie on your back, the weight of your uterus could depress a major blood vessel returning blood to your heart. Try positioning pillows at different points; alongside your back or between your legs or whatever works for you to get your own custom made comfort snooze zone.
It could also be one way to handle insomnia; a common problem among expectant moms at this stage and going forward. To curb the sleeplessness, try having a cup of tea or a warm bath, a foot massage or any other relaxing thing that you can think of to get you drowsy before bed.
If you are 18 weeks pregnant, pamper yourself mom, if for example, you get into bed and still can’t sleep, you could get up; take a short walk to get some fresh air and a little exercise to give you the right inducement to sleep. Use the spare moments to read a good book, watch a movie and generally enjoy your way into the coming weeks.Love it all the way…
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