Week 18 of the Pregnancy

 

Your pregnancy: 18 weeks

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18 Weeks Pregnant: What Does Every Woman Need To Understand

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Scan of the Week: 18 Week Advanced Early Scan

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Pregnancy symptoms during week 18. Ravenous hunger. Hungry? An increase in appetite – and specific food cravings – are pretty common about now. Dizziness.

Your cardiovascular system is undergoing dramatic changes, and during this trimester your blood pressure. 18 Weeks Pregnant: Symptoms, Tips, and More Changes in your body. By now, your belly is growing quickly. During your second trimester, you should plan to gain 3 to Your baby.

Your baby is about 5 1/2 inches long this week and weighs around 7 ounces. This is a big week for your baby’s Twin. Your 18 weeks pregnant belly. When you’re 18 weeks pregnant, you’ll likely look noticeably pregnant, since your baby and uterus are growing rapidly. But remember that every woman is different as is each pregnancy, so even this far along, some still.

What changes are occurring with your body at 18 weeks pregnant? Your figure is continuing to change, and most people can recognize that you are pregnant, especially if you are wearing maternity clothes. However, there are many other changes that. At 18 weeks pregnant, your baby has become the size of a bell pepper.

Your rounded belly is very noticeable. Don’t get up from a chair or bed too quickly — sudden movements can cause dizziness. Find out more about week 18 of pregnancy with Flo!At 18 weeks, baby measures a little over 5 3/4 inches (14.7 centimeters) from the top of their head to the bottom of the buttocks (your doctor may call this measurement the crown-rump length). Week 18 of pregnancy sees a fetus start to yawn and hiccup.

It is the stage of pregnancy at which your pregnancy belly will become more. Pregnancy Week 18 Tips If this is your first pregnancy and your anxiety levels are high because you are waiting for movements or signals from your baby, try to relax. Most women do not feel their baby’s movements until the baby has gotten a bit bigger.

Your Body: 18 Weeks Pregnancy Symptoms Weight: By this point most women are gaining around a pound a week. Since a baby weighs seven to eight pounds at birth, Balance: With all this extra mass, your center of gravity will change. You.

Here’s the scoop on the 18 weeks pregnant symptoms you may be feeling: Swollen feet and/or hands. Swelling can be an annoying pregnancy symptom. It’s nothing to worry about as long as the Backaches.

Baby is putting a lot of pressure on your insides, causing aches and pains in your back. Leg.

List of related literature:

Begin between 16 weeks of pregnancy up to 20 weeks and 6 days of pregnancy.

“Mosby's Drug Reference for Health Professions E-Book” by Mosby
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by Mosby
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2015

Month Four: Sixteen to twenty weeks.

“Your Vegetarian Pregnancy: A Month-by-Month Guide to Health and Nutrition” by Holly Roberts
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by Holly Roberts
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I’m twenty weeks now.

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When your partner’s pregnancy is around sixteen to twenty weeks along, however, changes in her body become obvious and you may begin to feel your baby move inside her.

“Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide” by Janet Walley, Penny Simkin, Ann Keppler, Janelle Durham, April Bolding
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by Janet Walley, Penny Simkin, et. al.
Meadowbrook, 2016

Week 27 also marks the end of the “easy” trimester, so if you thought you heard lots of complaints in the second trimester, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet!

“Dad's Guide To Pregnancy For Dummies” by Mathew Miller, Sharon Perkins
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by Mathew Miller, Sharon Perkins
Wiley, 2014

Second trimester: 14 weeks through 26 weeks.

“HESI Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-PN® Examination E-Book” by HESI
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the 16th and 18th weeks of pregnancy.

“The Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide” by Anthony L. Komaroff, Harvard Medical School
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by Anthony L. Komaroff, Harvard Medical School
Simon & Schuster, 1999

Week 34: Uterine fundus just below xiphoid.

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Women who have been pregnant before often feel it by 15 to 16 weeks.

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Week 1 The countdown to baby begins this week.

“What to Expect When You're Expecting 4th Edition” by Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
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by Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
Simon & Schuster UK, 2010

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  • im currently at 16 weeks. im a bit worried because i really have a small tummy and my bump doesnt show. Is it normal? also i want to know if knowing the gender of the baby is most accurate at 18 weeks? i hope u can answer this for me. its my first baby.

  • I m 18week 2days pragnant write today,but i cant feel any movement of my baby in my wormb what should i have to do plzzz somebody suggest me any idea…

  • Every week, my 5 year old little girl asks to watch the videos for that week of my pregnancy. We have watched videos from a lot of different sources but I always find that yours offer the most information. Thank you for making these videos for those of us who want to know what’s going on in there!:)

  • Hi Sofi, Thank you for contacting us. Aches and pains are all a part of pregnancy as your body goes through many changes. If the pain is not constant and eases when resting then don’t worry about it. If it continues though I would mention this to your doctor. Thanks again and I wish you well. Kind regards Monica

  • I am 18 weeks and 4 days and have been trying to hear baby’s heart beat with a stethoscope. I haven’t been successful I don’t think, but baby did kick the stethoscope away when I put some pressure! Lol

  • I am now 17 weeks. It’s my first baby But I don’t feel Baby movement so when I feel baby movement generally? plz answer my question as soon as possible.

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  • Wifey is pregnant but it’s me that can’t stop eating chocolate icecream with salt & vinegar chips. I’m the one that needs the prayers here ladies. Gotta go, on my way to the pantry & the freezer.

  • First time being pregnant, 17 weeks and started to feel him/her �� (maybe week 16 just wasn’t sure yet but now I know it couldn’t be anything else��)

  • I’m 18 weeks and 2 days pregnant I’m so exited to meet my little boy my husband as well we both so exited to meet our little guy. We are blessed with daughter first now son God is great �������� I have a question at this stage i barely felt my baby movement only in my lower tummy when I lay down is this normal I mean is you suppose to feel your baby movement everyday

  • Hello, I’m 17 weeks n 1 day today, I was put on b12 and iron pills because of my levels (just like our last baby) during delivery my my blood pressure was EXTREMELY high my heart rate was really high and I developed a really bad fever as well but my nurse said it wasnt preeclampsia, also my swelling was EXTREMELY bad I couldn’t walk and needed ultrasounds on my legs because they thought I had clots, is there any chance this could happen again? And if it wasn’t preeclampsia what was it?????

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  • Thank you for contacting us.

    You mention that this is your first pregnancy. Many first time Mom’s don’t develop a baby bump till the third trimester. All pregnancies are different. All Mom’s come in different sizes and will all carry their babies a little differently. It can take as long as 22 weeks before you will feel the baby kick so please don’t worry. Rest assured that baby’s is kicking around in there even if you can’t feel him.

    Kindest regards.

  • Im in 18th week pregnant I never been so excited before, but now looking forward for my angel coming on December. Thanks to this video Im watching every week it helps a lot

  • hai. Am 17week 1 day.now am start talk to my kiki (fetus).I felt my upper abdomen like murmor sounds.thats is my fetus are moving or??????

  • great videos except for the fruit sizes are bit out and the music at the start its not very uplifting haha other then that good info
    thank you

  • I love this app, but the only thing I don’t like is this lady talk to much, doesn’t let see the video of the baby, she’s the only one who apear on the video

  • Yeah we did:)
    The OBGYN showed us his penis, hahaha but it’s difficult to actually perceive it, I’m glad he knows how to detect it!

  • Yeah we did:)
    The OBGYN showed us his penis, hahaha but it’s difficult to actually perceive it, I’m glad he knows how to detect it!

  • M 18 weeks with my first baby and I felt the kicks from 17 weeks, they are now more frequent especially in the early hours of the morning after I pee

  • hello… this is my 1st prgncy,i’m 18 week pregnant! i feel my baby kicks and movements.. i’m very much excited to know i’m having a girl or a boy..?

  • Every doctor on other videos are saying it is more average to feel baby start moving/kicking at weeks 20-22, especially for first time moms! Moms who have already had one baby often feel other babies moving earlier than that. So don’t worry too much if you haven’t felt baby kicking until week 20. I’m at 18 weeks and this is my first baby, I have felt some movements but not big kicks yet, I’m not worrying about it so far!

  • I’m in 18th week of pregnancy and pray 4r me frndzzzz 2 get healthy baby boy nd safe delivery…. I like boy baby sooo I want a boy baby….after 5 yrs of mrg life Im conceive again and I loss my baby at 3mnth of pregnancy…. Pray 4r me frndzzzz…..

  • Mera masha ALLAH 20 week ha Aur mujy moment fel nei ho rahi dua karna mujy bi jaldi say baby moment fel ho ameen it’s my first baby

  • Can’t believe I am 18 weeks already. Feels like just the other day I was making memories about being 4 weeks. I live seeing what is happening to my beautiful little girl each week. I am watching sooo many pregnancy videos! Drinking lots of milk and eating lots of fats this week

  • Hello Chelsealynnism,

    This tightening of your belly is absolutely normal. These are what I would describe as Braxton Hicks and will increase in intensity as your pregnancy progresses. It should be painless and you will get used to how they feel. Do mention at your doctor’s visits though.

    Kind regards

  • I’m 17 weeks 6 days today. We go for our ultrasound tonight. This is our 4th baby. I don’t know why I am so nervous this time around for the ultrasound. With my other pregnancies I had an ultrasound earlier on to see how things were and get a due date. This time around I didn’t have an early ultrasound and I think that has made me worry more? I’m afraid what if they find something bad or something? Idk I can’t figure out why I’m so paranoid this time around. Hoping we will see the gender!

  • Get plenty of rest, drink plenty of fluids (I know this is difficult if you are queasy but the more hydrated the less sick you will feel), wear loose fitting clothing, avoid spicy food, eat very small meals more often, go for a daily walk even if you don’t feel like it. I hope this helps. Kind regards Monica

  • Oh congratulations 😉 A baby is the biggest luck in life, even though the way is full with little kicks in the belly xD All the best and I hope you keep watching the videos.

  • hello lovely pple…. just want some advice pls i just saw the 18 week video abt what to expect and what i may experience now at this point…iam 18 weeks and some horrible vains started to show at the back off my leg i now know it is bcz off the pregnancy…will it go away after i give birth? wht can i use now to stop the vains fromm pulling stiff and making me sore.plz help

  • At the end of 18 weeks ���� with a baby boy! ❤️ if anyone loves mommy channels will you check mine out if you have time? I just started mine back and am having soooo much fun! Let me know what you think. ��

  • I am 18 weeks pregnant today (my 3rd pregnancy). I’ve been feeling mine move since 9 weeks (yes 9 weeks) but the last few week’s the kicks are stronger. Yesterday and today this baby has been just kicking and squirming around all day long.
    My detailed ultrasound is at week 20. I’m looking forward to it. I really want to know the gender. With my last pregnancy I didn’t get any edema until a few days after she was born. So far no edema or leg cramps with this pregnancy. My belly where the baby is feels bigger, heavier and tighter inside but overall I feel pretty good ��

  • Thank you Monica

    I want to ask، i’m feeling pain on side of my left womb. I asked my doctor n she said its normal because you are not drinking enough water!!

    Is this alright?

  • Hello Stacie, it must be a very exciting time for you, congratulations!
    I’m very glad you find the videos helpful and I hope you keep watching.
    All the best for your pregnancy:)

  • 18 weeks today ladies. Quick question, no cravings at all. Is it normal. I only feel like eating when I feel hungry and that’s just twice a day.

  • Assalamualaikum all sis koi Bata dengi mujhe is report k Barry ma biparietal diameter 3.9cm ayaa hai tu kia sub thk hai femur length 2.5cm abdominal circumference 11.9cm hai
    Plzzz jineh maloom Hein Bata dijye k sub thk hai
    Week 18

  • i will! i was wondering…over the past..week or so, i’ve been having what i believe are Braxton Hicks contractions. i get between 1-4 per day. and they dont come regularly or anything. i just feel the tightening and my belly gets hard…i plan on telling my dr at my next appointment…could this be considered normal??

  • Is there a reason why I suffer from constant headaches? Thank you for mentioning the nose bleeds because I’ve been having alot of that too. But I’m still mostly tired and have headaches that feel like the beginning of migraines

  • Enjoy this time, HannOre09. It is the most beautiful and precious moment of a woman’s life. My heartiest wishes to you Mom to be 😉

  • I’m 18 weeks with my first. I just want to share: I read an interview with an obgyn doctor and basically they said 85% of their job is telling new moms that what they are experiencing is normal. I think we’re so hypersensitive with our bodies at this time we focus a little too much. I have to constantly remind myself to just go with the flow, drink lots of water, and eat fairly good food ;). Congrats to all of you and remember-you’re not the only wondering if everything is ok with your baby. I think it’s less normal to think everything is perfectly fine all of the time:)

  • Dear Hollie, Thank you for contacting us. Some women do experience morning sickness throughout the whole pregnancy. There is no way to predict how long it will last. Aches and pains are also part of pregnancy as your body changes to accommodate the growing baby. I would suggest you speak to your doctor. Here are some helpful tips.

  • Hi, I am now 18 weeks. At our 15 week ultrasound, my little one didnt resemble much of a baby. He or she woke up when it noticed the doctor poking. Is it normal for the baby to look unidentifiable at 15 weeks in an ultrasound?

  • I am 18 weeks today. Didnt feel any movement yet
    I have back ache and i feel. Tired everytime…
    My feets are gettinh swollen..
    I hope this is normal.

  • Hello thank you for contacting us.

    It is quite normal for you to only feel movements below the belly button. The uterus does not reach the belly button until 20 weeks.
    You may only experience mild movement at this point and that is okay too.

    Kindest regards

    Monica

  • Hi, thanks for the videos..This is my 2nd pregnancy.When I had my boy right from the 15th or 16th week..But this time I don’t feel constant strong movements though I’m in the 18th week..Is it normal?

  • I’m 18 weeks. Started feeling baby kicking around late 16 weeks and the kicks are fairly strong & frequent throughout the day.:) super excited

  • I’m a day away from being 17
    But me and my bf were doing it in my tummy hurt. We were doing a lot while having _ could we have hurt my baby ������??

  • im 18 weeks today and when i woke up in the morning there was a bump on the right side of my belly it was like standing out is there something wrong or is it the baby?,,,right it dissapeared though?

  • ulyrasound is not safe it’s a lie. There are over 50 Chinese studies proving harm of ulyrasound. serious harm to baby it’s not well know by western medicen but Chinese did those studies over 2 decades. jim west has collected the evidence in his book. look him up there is a video of him on youtube speaking about this. serious stuff if yoy care about the heath if your baby. also linked to autism!!!!!! don’t be ignorant educate yourself. Please.

  • Hi dear, Thanks for the details. I have a question. Am 18 weeks 3 days and feel movements only in lower belly,I mean below the belly button.I hope everything s fine coz i had Blighted 2 months before getting pregnant on this one(third baby)

  • I heard baby girl is moving in 14+ week of pregnancy and baby boys moving in 20+ week means latee,is this true???? Can any tells me

  • Thank u so much for detailed informative video…yesterday for the very first time i started to bleed from nose…it was heavy….i was scared n confused why is this happening!!!U r wonderful to acknowledge us with all these information….no words to thank u….U R AWESOME…��

  • is it normal to have pressure in my pelvic area when I use the bathroom? Its hard to urinate because all the pressure. I had a uti but it cleared it up and my ultra sound and cervix came back all normal. The doctor did say my baby’s feet were squished hitting my uterus 

  • I am 20 weeks pregnant two days from now, and it’s my first baby. But I could feel my babies tiny movement as early as 12 weeks! I know it is so weird but I’d really felt the flutters since I’m 12 weeks pregnant. Now, I can really feel its movement and sometimes the kick! and I was so shocked when the first time I felt that! hahaha. I am now worried if how strong will be the kick of this baby, around 7-9 months. lol

  • I’m 18 weeks and don’t feel the actual hard kicking. Just small flutters. Not sure if it’s gas or what. Also, feel the pressure which is when I know she’s actually moving around.

  • im 18 week and 5 days now but with very small belly.my family members smiling that i dont have a big belly.also i still didnt feel kicking

  • thank you for these video! just want to seek and ask help why I don’t feel pregnant anymore at 18 weeks this is my first so I’m little scared hope you can help me! thanks!

  • Hi, i’m 18 weeks now and i’m experimenting a lot of pressure in my pelvis and sometimes when i cough or laugh it hurts, is it normal? the pain is not constant, it happens in a moment and then it stops… i’d appreciate your answer. thank you!!:)

  • Currently 18 weeks and 3 days and I’m laying in bed feeling my baby move. If I press lightly on my stomach, it will start moving and has even felt like it was flipping around at one point. So cool and reassuring ❤️

  • I’m 18.4 weeks but don’t feel any movement, the doc told me i was under a great deal of stress and needed sometime off because it can harm the baby in the long run. What can i do to lower my stress levels?

  • Hello doctor
    I am eighteen weeks &three days pregnant
    Doing regular check ups so well
    This is my first baby so not able to collect yet hw kicks nd movements f baby are. Much curious to feel infact.
    No abdominal pain or anythng but only stretch in rib cage frm 17th week which becomes so acute nd stops my breath often when i take meals
    Want to knw y nd hw to cure

  • I am 17 weeks and the ob gyny Say its not already turning.. But in time it does. And also she cannot yet detrmine the gender.. Is it normal..

  • This is the first time Im pregnant. Im 18 weeks and im not really sure how baby movements or kicks feels like. Even I read an article how does it feels like.
    I usually felt like one movement just did a flip in my tummy or a small leg kick me once but not that strong. Is that how it feels?

  • I’m 18 week now but still I dnt feel my baby moves its my 1st baby n I feel just a pain in my tummy I need to knw if its a girl how it will show in reports tht its a baby girl any specific word am very thankful to ur videos keep it up….

  • m 18 weeks, n I don’t feel the baby moving everyday or a lots. man m going after 3 hrs to the hospital today is my day to find out if I have a girl or boy m so worried n nervous cuz I feel like m having a girl like m kinda sure about the and I don’t want a girl m kinda scared if it’s a girl cuz I want a boy

  • I am 18 weeks pregnant as of date and loving this video. Nice to know that baby can hear the mother’s voice and identify it immediately after birth. I am due on 6th of June, 2020. Please keep me in prayers for a healthy pregnancy and a safe delivery.

  • I feel the baby move at night time. Not a lot tho it just feels like butterflies right now. I’m not sick anymore, I don’t hate my bf anymore lol…. it’s smooth right now.

  • This is my first pregnancy. I’m 18 weeks now. I was very focused on making sure to get all the nutrients my baby needs and have gained a considerable amount of weight already. I began having round ligament pain very early on…when I cough, sneeze or change position. I keep reading that round ligament pain generally starts in the 2nd trimester. Mine started early, almost right away…like at less than a month pregnant! Is this because I was overeating?

  • pregnant with #4..
    I am very high, my bff says I look like I swallowed a small basketball. ALSO also with this pregnancy I was diagnosed with subcorionic hemorage so i have a lot of limitations. I’ve never gone through this with our other 3 children.

  • it’s my 18 week of pregnancy.could you tell me in a day how many times baby should move. I didn’t feel movement I just feel 3 to 4 time in 2 weeks. and it’s my first pregnancy

  • I’m a first time mum and could feel my little one so early in my pregnancy it was unreal! I’m now nearly 17 wks and somedays I feel him/her some days I hardly feel anything just got to wait until little one is abit bigger

  • 18 weeks today time goes by so fast I can’t wait to meet my son and his daddy can’t wait either I keep watching these viedos week by week the week that I’m at

  • I am 20 weeks pregnant nd I have horrible hip pains but my doctor says its normal when ur hips are spreading nd ur body is making adjustments

  • 18 weeks today and I’m feeling more of the flutters more often but can’t confirm it yet since it’s my 1st little one.. I’m so excited! ��

  • Thank you for taking the time to share your story with us..So much hope and inspiration can be found in it:) Having a child is a wonderful thing…Best of luck as you approach the exciting event of your life x Thank you for watching the videos and we hope to hear from you again!:-)

  • Hello Selvina,

    Aches and pains are all a part of pregnancy. A good rule of thumb would be that if the pain subsides with rest don’t worry if it doesn’t and you are uncomfortable please call your doctor. Hip pain would not be specific to pregnancy, I would mention this to your doctor.

    Kind regards,
    Monica

  • I’m 18 weeks and 4days today last week I found out a I was having another boy and at first I thought I was having a girl cause since I got pregnant I’ve been loosing weight. This pregnancy is slot different then my first one but there is a healthy baby boy growing my due date is August 16 but I can’t wait too meet my baby boy.

  • I started feeling flutters and tiny movements at 6 weeks. Now at 18 weeks baby is kicking and moving so much she doesn’t let me sleep lol

  • For people asking about feeling baby move, I felt mine at 13 weeks. Im 19 weeks now 3 days from 20 weeks. Some women dont feel baby move till as late as 26 weeks. Most women its around the 18-22 week mark. Every pregnancy is different. Funny baby is moving RIGHT NOW.

  • I am in end of 18 weeks now. Tomorrow I start my 19 weeks pregnant.
    my baby is good, heartbeat was 152.
    I will have my 20 weeks scan sometimes soon. My baby is roulling I feel my baby all time. Sometimes I m worry when I don’t feel anything more than 3 hours. Right now I m writing this I feel my baby roulling. I feel my baby more roulling when I vacuum my house. Is it normal?? Happy new year all future mother 2017.

  • my Dr wont tell us what our baby is until 20 weeks -_but i wish he would! lol! im 18 weeks tomorrow and super excited! thank you for making these videos!

  • God bless can’t wait to have my baby in my arms he moves a lot not my first child yet i did not feel that much movement in my first born this is normal not to feel much movement in your first pregnancy

  • This is my first pregnancy and your videos help me understand a lot. Thank you for posting them. I’m 18 weeks and 3 days, pregnant with a baby boy! (:

  • Hi Mary,

    Thank you for contacting us.

    I am not an OB / GYN. I am a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer and Mother of 6.

    Your symptoms sound mild but if they persist and you become really uncomfortable please contact your doctor. Laziness is nature’s way of keeping you rested for baby. The baby’s movements usually start around 18 weeks so I’m happy to hear you have flutters. Those flutters are baby’s movements.

    Enjoy this time it is very precious.

    Kind regards,

    Monica

  • hehe:) That’s great, yea the penis can be hard to see sometimes on the ultrasound but after doing ultrasound for years we’ve got a trained eye. Wishing you all the best:) Xo.

  • Thank goodness for finding these videos. I appreciate you sharing them. I may be 17 18 weeks but Doc is not sure yet so I am scheduled for an official dating ultrasound in a week or so. My question is about pelvic/hip pain during sleep. I am usually a back sleeper but I was told not to do so (I thought I could get away with it until the third trimester) but is there any advice you would be able to give me about dealing or getting rid of this pain, please? I have read about using pillows and I tried but after 2 days, I think my body just gave up or adjusted!

  • What if my wife always felt the baby moving, but today she said the baby didn’t move? Or the baby barely moved? What should we do?

  • Congrats on the baby Boy! So exciting:) Did you find out at your ultrasound?
    I’m so glad you enjoy the videos, they were fun to make! Xo