Pregnancy Week 18

What to expect on pregnancy week 18

Fetal Development on Week 18
Fetus at Week 18The fetus is now weighing in at half a pound and is looking like an actual human instead of an alien. It is about five inches long from head to end of butt. Your baby can now hear because the bones in the inner ear have hardened. Sounds will startle it and it may kick and punch.
Maternal Changes on Week 18
Your uterus is just below the belly button now. Your total weight gain from the pregnancy should be about 10 to 13 pounds.
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