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Delaware Center for Maternal & Fetal Medicine of Christiana Care, Inc.
Abby Medical Center Office: One Centurian Drive, Suite 312, Newark, DE 19713
Christiana Hospital: 4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Suite 1992,Newark, DE 19718
Phone: (302) 319-5680    Website: www.DCMFM.com
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Pregnancy Milestone:  Week 18
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At 5 ½ inches long and about 5 ounces in weight, your baby is filling out and getting large enough that you might even be feeling those twists, rolls, kicks, and punches he or she is perfecting. Your baby is now mastering yawning and hiccupping.

You may be experiencing more energy, fetal movement (probably by the end of the month), achiness in the lower abdomen and along the sides (from stretching of the ligaments supporting the uterus), constipation, heartburn, backache, nasal congestion and occasional nosebleeds; ear stuffiness, sensitive gums, hearty appetite, and fewer mood swings, though you’ll likely still be weepy and irritable occasionally.