18 Weeks Pregnant: What to Expect During Pregnancy

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You might be experiencing low blood pressure. Credit: GE Healthcare

You're nearly halfway through your pregnancy. How's your partner holding up? Tell him specific ways he can help you as your pregnancy progresses, whether you want him to come to your doctor's appointments, help out more around the house or just rub your aching back.

What's happening to baby: Grow baby, grow! She's now more than 6 inches long and her ears are working. She might even be able to hear loud noises, in addition to the sound of your beating heart and growling stomach.

What's happening to Mom: You know the dangers of high blood pressure, but you may also experience low blood pressure during your pregnancy, as your circulatory system expands at this time. Ward off any dizziness by making sure you don't stand up too quickly.

19 Weeks Pregnant: What to Expect During Pregnancy

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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.