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PREGNANCY WEEK 18

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This week of your baby is about 5 - 5 1/2 inches in length and weighs 5 - 6 ounces by now. By this week, meconium (the early fecal waste material) will begin to accumulate in your baby's bowels. This material is the result of the digestive system practicing digestion while your baby is still in the womb. Many of your baby's bones have begun to harden into bone, rather than rubbery cartilage. More below:

Changes in You:

Your belly is getting bigger and you're probably starting to think about maternity clothes, if you're not wearing them already. You might notice a thin, whitish vaginal discharge called leukorrhea, which is normally secreted during pregnancy. This discharge may become heavier as your pregnancy continues.