What should I discuss with my doctor during week 18 of pregnancy?

Advertisement
Advertisement
In week 18, you may be seeing your doctor monthly for your second-trimester appointments. You and the doctor will discuss your baby's growth and expected delivery date. They may use an ultrasound to check your baby's movements and growth. Depending on your baby's position, you may also learn whether you're having a boy or a girl. Although your blood pressure may be low at this point of your pregnancy, it's important to discuss any dizziness you may be feeling. Your doctor will also want to discuss your diet, fluid consumption (proper hydration is important), weight gain, and level of exercise. Don't be afraid to ask about anything, including your protruding belly button, increasing appetite, and feelings of dizziness.

Continue Learning about Week 18 Of Pregnancy

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.
More

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.