Where is my baby at 18 weeks in my stomach?
At 18 weeks, your baby is about the length of a cucumber and your uterus is around the size of a sweet potato — see how you’re working your way through the produce department? It can be felt about 1½ inches below your belly button — so have a feel.
What should I expect at my 18 week ultrasound?
Ultrasound scan at 18-20 weeks It looks at your baby’s body parts and can usually pick up any obvious problems in development or growth, like spina bifida, heart defects and limb defects. You’ll probably see your baby’s heart beating, the curve of baby’s spine, baby’s face, and baby’s arms waving and legs kicking.
What should I be feeling at 18 weeks pregnant?
Share on Pinterest Your pregnancy may be starting to show at 18 weeks. One of the most noticeable symptoms at this stage of pregnancy is a feeling of dizziness and lightheadedness on standing up too quickly. The uterus can push against an artery and slow the flow of blood.
Can you lay on your stomach at 18 weeks?
Sleeping on your stomach is fine in early pregnancy — but sooner or later you’ll have to turn over. Generally, sleeping on your stomach is OK until the belly is growing, which is between 16 and 18 weeks. Once your bump starts to show, stomach sleeping gets pretty uncomfortable for most women.
Can you tell gender at 18 weeks ultrasound?
By 18 weeks, an ultrasound technician will most likely be able to identify the sex – if the baby is in a position that allows the genitals to be seen. Otherwise, you may be able to find out if you have another ultrasound later in your pregnancy.
Is 18 weeks too early to feel kicks?
You might feel your baby move for the first time when you’re around 17 or 18 weeks pregnant. If this is your first baby, you may notice the first movements between 18 and 20 weeks pregnant. At first, you feel a fluttering or bubbling, or a very slight shifting movement.