The uterus the size of a melon

During your 18th week of pregnancy (= 20th week of amenorrhea), you redouble your appetite and this begins to be seen on your waist! Attention, this is not the time to start a diet but make sure you have a balanced and varied diet.

A risk of vertigo or malaise

For women whose pregnancy was not yet visible, especially because of their large size and the uniform distribution of the weight of pregnancy on the body, things should change from this week. Indeed, you redouble your appetite and this begins to be seen on the scale ... and your waistline! This is not the time to start a diet but be sure to have a balanced and varied diet. Besides, it may be that your skin begins to shoot and itch a little, and that small stretch marks appear. Think about moisturizing your skin to soften it and prevent the appearance of these unsightly scars. Your uterus is approximately the size of a melon at this point, and some may even feel it.

Also, your cardiovascular system is experiencing a big change and your blood pressure may drop from normal. This can result in dizziness or discomfort, especially if you get up a bit brutally. So make sure you move smoothly from one position to another, and all will be fine.

Some women may also experience digestive problems and may suffer from hemorrhoids during this period.

Calculation of the date of your maternity leave

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