Your Doctor Visits
Visits to your doctor are very crucial during pregnancy. You have to do it regularly, and on your 18th week of pregnancy, there are some specific things that you need to ask your doctor.
You should ask your doctor about the position of your baby and how it is moving during this stage. If there is none scheduled yet, then you need to schedule an ultrasound at this period.
Health & Safety
You have to be extra careful regarding your health and your safety during your pregnancy. Keep in mind that you are not just caring for yourself during this period but for your baby as well.
Here are a few safety and health tips that you should take note:
- Make sure that you have a healthy diet, one that is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, which is crucial in the development of your baby’s nervous system. Salmon and other types of fishes are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, although there are vegetarian sources of it as well.
- Because your baby is growing at a rapid pace, you would have to keep up with the added demand for nutrients. This is why you need to increase your calorie intake during this stage of the pregnancy. Ask your doctor or a nutritionist about the best way that you can increase your calorie intake without compromising your health.
- At this point, you might be tired of hearing all kinds of pregnancy tips. Some if not most of those are unsolicited. Not all the pregnancy tips that you will be getting are true and helpful. It’s best to stick to what your doctor tells you and what you get from authoritative sources.
These are just some of the things that you ought to know in connection with your 18th week of pregnancy. The important thing is for you to stay safe and healthy during and after pregnancy. Remember, you’re not just taking care of yourself. Any action that you take during this stage will have an effect on you and your baby’s future.
Hello Health Group does not offer any advice, diagnosis, or medical treatment.
Learn more about Pregnancy here.