18 weeks- Your Baby's Development

  • Your baby yawns, hiccups, sucks & swallows
  • Your  baby starts moving a lot, even kicking
  • If you’re having a girl, the vagina, uterus, and fallopian tubes are in place
  • If it’s a boy, the genitals are distinct and recognisable

A mid-pregnancy ultrasound scan is often advised sometime in the second trimester (usually between 18 and 22 weeks)

  • To assess fetal growth and development.
  • Screen for certain birth defects
  • Check the placenta & umbilical cord
  • Determine whether the gestational age is accurate.