Pregnancy Week 18

BirthWatch ticker week for 18

"Your baby's eyebrows and eyelashes are growing in."

More About Week 18:

  • Your baby's finger and toenails are growing in.
  • Your baby is busy flexing his/her muscles and joints.
  • Your baby's ears now stand out from the head.
  • Your baby is developing the neural pathways to be able to sense other parts of his or her body.
  • Your baby swims in about 2 - 2.5 pints of amniotic fluid.
  • Amniotic fluid may provide essential nutrients to a developing baby.

Healthy Pregnancy Tips for Week 18

Recommended Reading:

Pilates During Pregnancy

This is a DVD. Yes, you have to exercise during pregnancy to maintain health and build stamina for childbirth and parenthood. Pilates does this beautifully. Ideally, you're taking a regular, weekly exercise class in your community. Between classes, this is a terrific DVD for women who want a terrific workout at home.

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