Pregnancy Week by Week

Pregnancy Week 17 - Week 18

Baby Growth Size is approximately 5.59 inches and 6.70 ounces. Your baby is the size of a cucumber. Your baby’s cartilage is turning to bone, and he or she is gaining more fat. Myelin, a protective nerve insulation is continuing to develop. A stronger umbilical cord is developing. Your baby is working on mastering survival skills: stretching, kicking, sucking, swallowing, and yawning. You & Your Body Your baby is starting to kick harder! Symptoms these two weeks may include increased bodily fluids, strange dreams, itchy breasts and stomach, stretch marks, increased appetite, swollen hands or feet, backaches, leg cramps, varicose...

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