Week 18 of pregnancy

Baby's growth

At 18 weeks the head represents about one third of the total body length, the neck is more developed. The eyes have moved to the front of the face, the eyebrows and eyelashes are beginning to form and the ears look more human.

Weight: 6 3/4 ounces / Size: 5 1/2 inches

Changes in mother

Changes in the mother, your uterus is the size of a coconut. If you are planning to have an amniocentesis, it should be done between the 16th and 18th week of pregnancy.

It's good you know...

Always include a portion of the cereal group in all meals, as it will help in the absorption of the vegetable protein. If you are a strict vegetarian, substitute soy milk and soy grain for dairy products.

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Little Bellies Spa is a Service by Pancita's Group.

We are a team of OB/GYN doctors and professionals dedicated to the care of women before, during and after pregnancy.

Little Bellies Spa was founded in 2015 with two locations in Florida, we have expanded to offer our services nationwide. We provide tools and support to women during the most beautiful and happy period of their lives.

In 2016 we introduced our Stretch Mark Therapy products. These products are now used by thousands of pregnant women to prevent and heal stretch marks. Find them at you local Little bellies Spa location or Amazon Prime.

Back in 1998, our Medical Chief Officer Dr. Israel Pesate, a renowned OB/GYN with over 30 years of experience, had a vision of a website that would focus on pregnancy issues and support for mommies and future mommies and Embarazada.com was born. He is the creator of all of the medical content which is also Pancita's Group intellectual backbone. Nowadays, Embarazada.com has well over 5 million views a month.

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