One of the most anticipated moments in pregnancy is to feel the baby move. Many women are able to feel the baby’s movements around the 16th and 20th weeks of gestation (end of the 4th and during the 5th month). The gestures are usually light, but noticeable. In a second pregnancy this can happen earlier.
Another remarkable moment happens when the woman is 18 weeks pregnant. From now on, it will be easier to see the genitals on the ultrasound exam.
If it is a girl, your uterus and tubes are already formed. If you are a boy, it will be even easier to see the genital organ on ultrasound.
18 weeks of gestation is how many months?
When the pregnant woman is 18 weeks pregnant, it means that she is at the end of the 4th month of pregnancy . It is an important and long-awaited moment when the mother begins to notice the baby’s gentle movements inside the belly.
Baby development: size and weight
In this phase, the baby has grown a lot and is weighing around 150g and measures around 12 cm, the approximate size of a sweet potato . Of course, this can vary depending on the parents’ stature.
The mother can already feel the baby’s movements, because his bones are strengthening and the muscles begin to appear. So it is usually natural for him to start moving.
This moment is important, as your fingerprints are already forming in the baby. Characteristic that will differentiate him from all the others and show that he is unique.
The baby begins to make breathing movements, yawning and sobbing, already as a training for when you really need to breathe. The placenta is still responsible for giving it the necessary oxygen.