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The Second Trimester

In this section, we will present information week by week about how your baby is growing, symptoms that you may be experiencing, thoughts to consider and tips for a healthy pregnancy.

Week 18

Welcome to week eighteen!

By this time in the pregnancy your baby is very actively flexing tiny arms and legs.

You may even be feeling some of the movement but don’t worry if that isn’t happening yet because for many women this is still true. How is that baby list of names that you started coming along? You might enjoy taking a peek at your own baby pictures just for fun and those of the baby’s father. Or maybe talking with your mom about her experience carrying you as a baby, what were her thoughts and expectations?

You might enjoy taking a peek at your own baby pictures just for fun and those of the baby’s father.

How my Baby Grows

Symptoms Mama may Feel or Experience

Thoughts to Consider

Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

Dr. Cheryl Sharp,
Certified Nurse Midwife
Chief Content Officer