How might my actions affect my baby during week 18 of pregnancy?

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In week 18, lying on your back could cause your abdomen to put too much pressure on the blood vessels that run to and from the heart. It's best to lie on your side, to reduce any health risks to your heart. It's also good to avoid any activities that could lead to you stumbling or falling. Your center of balance will be affected by your belly as it continues to grow, and a fall could seriously harm you and your baby. If you have questions about how a particular activity may affect your baby during week 18, talk to your doctor.

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Week 18 Of Pregnancy

Week 18 Of Pregnancy

Your baby has grown to about six inches in length and weighs between seven and eight ounces by the time you're 18 weeks pregnant. Its inner ears have developed enough to hear your heartbeat. Soon, you will be able to tell from an ...

ultrasound the sex of your baby, if positioned properly. Learn more about the changes to expect during the 18th week of pregnancy with expert advice from Sharecare.
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