How should I prepare for my baby's birth during week 18 of pregnancy?

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During week 18, you are likely to look pregnant and need to wear maternity clothing. As part of the "nesting" process, you may find yourself wanting to clean your home from top to bottom. Remember that household cleaners can be toxic. It is important to avoid inhaling fumes and handling products without rubber gloves. You may want to begin looking into childbirth classes. Talking to friends and your doctor is a good way to learn about local birthing classes. Classes are a good way to learn about the delivery process and breastfeeding.

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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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