18 week of pregnancy
Pregnancy at week 18 surprises with its rapid changes in the development of the fetus. 18 weeks of pregnancy - how many months do you have? I went to the fifth month. The baby is so rapidly growing and it is noticeable on your stomach. The child continues to strengthen his bones, and the facial features are becoming clearer. Phalanges of fingers are finished. On the hands and feet there was a unique pattern, which is responsible for fingerprints. Your baby slowly perceives the outside world and begins to talk about himself by pushing into his stomach with his foot. The child hears Mom, because his auditory ossicles are already strong, and the area of the brain responsible for receiving auditory signals is in full swing. Baby do not scare the noise blood flow through the umbilical cord, as well as the knock of the mother's heart. But still loud sounds alarm him. Therefore, give him pleasant sounds, for example, songs. The size of the fetus from the parietal part to the sacrum is no more than 14 cm. Your baby is already about the size of a large grapefruit, and the weight at 18 weeks of pregnancy is up to 150 grams. On the sly the sensory and retina of the eye becomes sensual. The fetus at the 18th week of pregnancy senses the difference between bright light and darkness. The child is very active, mobile and often changes his position. A crumb can cross his legs, and also lean back and do a somersault. The baby's brain is improving. Yes, and the sensation of mom at the 18th week of pregnancy is improved, thanks to the stabilization of the hormonal background.
At the 18th week of the future mummy, sleep and rest cause discomfort due to the fact that the stomach hurts and the crumbs are renewed in peace. It is difficult to sleep on the stomach, and on the back is uncomfortable. The uterus grows and needs more space in the abdomen. Try to find a comfortable position for rest, as well as sleep; place the pillows under your legs and chest.
Receiving oxygen from the mother, the blood of the child with the mother does not mix. This blood goes straight through the umbilical cord into the placenta and is saturated with oxygen from the mother's blood, and only then the blood of the child returns. Because of the increased activity of the baby, the activity of his heart is intensifying. The baby's blood, enriched with oxygen, comes from the right atrium to the left. Since the baby's lungs do not work yet, their blood goes around them. And when the baby is born, the blood will go from the right ventricle into the lungs, and only then into the very left atrium. Then, from the left atrium, the baby's blood will go to the left ventricle and only then to all other organs.
As the child lives in an aquatic environment, his lungs do not function. The child himself swallows some amniotic fluid, and part comes back, and only a small part is filtered by the kidneys, and then leaves like urine. Amniotic fluid, trapped in the digestive tract, favorably develops the digestive system of the baby. At the 18th week of pregnancy, external and internal genital organs are finally formed. If you wait for the girl, she has formed fallopian tubes and uterus. And the boys have completely formed and the correct position has been chosen by the sexual organs. It's time to think about the name for the baby. This is the most pleasant experience for expectant mothers. During this activity they spend hours. After all, it is not so simple, but very responsible - choose the name of the baby for life!