Your Pregnancy At Week 18

Weight: 190g  Size: 14.2cm   Weeks Left: 22
In a nutshell
You’ll be offered an anomaly scan
Roller coaster of emotions
Linea Nigra line
Your breast could have gone up a size by now

Your Body at Week 18

Week 18 FAQ's

August 21, 2019

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Boy & Girl Name of the Week

Gender: Male Origin: English, Diminutive of Clayton Meaning: "Place With Good Clay"
Gender: Female Origin: Latin Meaning: "Flourishing, Prosperous"

Recipe of the Week

Chicken Quesadilla
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4.5 / 5
30 Min
Serves 4
13 Ingreds


    Salsa ingredients

    • 1 yellow pepper diced
    • 1 small mango, peeled and diced
    • 8 cherry tomatoes
    • 3 spring onions chopped
    • 1 lime, juice only
    • Salt and peppes 

    Quesadilla Ingredients

    • 4 tortillas
    • 150g cheddar cheese grated
    • 250g chicken, cooked
    • 1 green or red pepper diced
    • Handful of coriander leaves
    • Sour cream and guacamole

Cooking Instructions

    • For the salsa mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and season to taste with salt and pepper.
    • For quesadillas, lay two tortillas out on a flat surface. Top each with cheese, followed by the chicken peppers and coriander. Place the remaining tortillas on top and press down gently.
    • Heat a frying pan on a medium to hot heat and add one quesadilla at a time to the pan. Fry without any oil for 2-3 minutes on each side until tortilla is crisp and the cheese has melted, and the chicken heated through.
    • To serve once cooked, spoon soured cream and guacamole on the side.

Week 18 TODO's

  1. Why not start to plan a pre babymoon? A final little getaway with you and your partner before your 2 becomes 3!
  2. I’m sure by now, you are struggling to fit into your ordinary clothes. It might be time for a shopping spree, but without splashing the cash. Supermarkets have a great selection of maternity clothes that won’t break the bank.
  3. Before your scan, its best to point out if you want to find out the gender of your baby as not all women do.

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From the What to Expect editorial team and Heidi Murkoff, author of What to Expect When You’re Expecting. Health information on this site is based on peer-reviewed medical journals and highly respected health organizations and institutions including ACOG (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists), CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics), as well as the What to Expect books by Heidi Murkoff.

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