Pregency Week Eighteen
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The hormones in pregnancy can cause changes in the appearance of
your skin and hair. You may find that you have uneven patches of
color or a butterfly shaped one called "the mask of pregnancy". These
changes are more common in dark-skinned women. Your capillaries under
your skin on your face can increase, causing you to look flushed. This
is sometimes referred to as the "glow" that pregnant women are thought
to have about them. You can use your foundation to cover both of these.
Your hair may appear thicker, it may gain a little curl, or it may
start thinning. You will find that whatever your hair type, it usually
becomes worse, i.e. dry hair becomes dryer.
You can now feel your uterus just below your navel.The average woman
has gained close to 12 pounds by now.
SYMPTOMS YOU MAY EXPERIENCE
- Breast Changes, tenderness, fullness, darkening of the areola
- Frequent Urination
- Indigestion or heartburn
- Occasional headaches
- Stretch Marks (cocoa butter can help with these)
This week your baby is about 5.6 inches long and by the
end of the week will weigh about 5 ounces! She is
really growing! You are also growing as well, Mom! You
can probably feel your uterus just under your navel.
You have probably gained about 10 to 12 pounds.