Have you ever wondered what happens to you and baby in Week 18 of pregnancy?

To read Week 17, please click here.

Here is a detailed list of Week 18 pregnancy facts:

  • You should be able to feel the baby’s movements quite clearly now.
  • Your nose may become blocked as pregnancy causes the membranes inside the nasal passages to swell.
  • There will be several physical changes despite weight gain.
  • Hormones can change how your hair, nails, and skin appear.
  • You may start to suffer from fluid retention, which makes your feet, face, and fingers appear puffy.
  • The fetus will have wrinkled skin and it has not gained body fat yet and is very active.
  • It is now possible for your baby to get startled at sudden loud noises.
  • Your baby is now 21 cm long and weighs 235 grams.

For more information please take a look at this video:

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  • This is interesting! Thank you for sharing this!


  • i didn’t really get puffy feet though

    • you are starting to get more uncomfy though


  • No I had puffy feet from 24 weeks onwards – not nice especially when it is hot


  • puff feet are not my friend


  • Oh no puffy feet, time to put them up.
    Thanks so much for week 18 Amelia. :-)


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