The waistline is probably expanding greatly during this week. If taken two fingers and place them just below the belly, one can feel the uterus. It’s still the size of a cantaloupe, and at this point one is starting to show. Some women gain up to thirteen pounds by the eighteenth week, but again it differs from person to person. Frequent trips to the restroom occur, dizziness or light-headed is also observed. Stretch marks may become more prominent as your belly stretches, and itching may increase if rashes form. Indigestion, constipation, and heartburn are also problems some expectant mothers face during this stage of the pregnancy.
The baby’s ears are in place, lungs start branching out, genitals parts are now fully developed. The baby is about the size of a bell pepper, length is 5 ½ inches and weighs 6 ¾ ounce.
Ravenous hunger, Dizziness are common symptoms seen in this week.