At 18 weeks of pregnancy, you may have already experienced some of the symptoms of pregnancy and the effects of the hormones changing in your body at this stage. While you are healthy, you still may experience some things that just can’t seem to be explained.
At this point in your pregnancy, there are so many changes going on inside of you, and you may notice it on the outside. Others will too. They will see that you are expecting. There are also changes that no one can see going on inside of you. You might experience having low blood pressure because your cardiovascular system is becoming affected by the pregnancy. When you sit or stand up make sure you do so slowly. This is important, and can help you decrease how dizzy you will feel.
Just like stated above, do not sit up or stand up too quickly. You might not feel as if you have to take it easy so to speak, but your body could be going through some blood pressure level changes. Your blood pressure is likely to be low right now. To avoid feeling dizzy and possibly passing out you need to take care in how you sit up or stand up. Do so slowly and you should not feel too dizzy.
This is the time you will begin to feel the strain on your body of carrying and growing a baby inside of you. You will probably feel fatigued and want to take a nap during the day. Make sure you eat healthy and well. If you feel like you need to lie down for a while, go ahead. You deserve a break.
During this part of your pregnancy you will begin to feel your body in a sense giving all it has to your baby, leaving you with little to run off of. Get some supplies to help you relax, such as some bathing soaps, candles, a new pillow for your legs, and other bath supplies. Taking a bath can help you feel relaxed and rejuvenated. This is also a great time to buy some bath supplies (especially a bath pillow, if you do not already have one), because relaxing in some warm water can help your body relax in the tub for a while and get a break from the strain of carrying a baby.