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17 Weeks Pregnant

17 Weeks Pregnant

The baby during the 17th week of your pregnancy is rapidly growing.  During the 17 week of pregnancy you might be able to feel your baby move more frequent.

The baby now measures about 7 ¾ inches long and weights about 5 ounces.

Baby Development During Pregnancy Week 17

The baby development during pregnancy week 17 is about 7 ¾ inches.  The body is starting to fill out fat, which helps keep his body warm.  

The baby now has eyelashes. The baby’s brain has begun to regulate the heartbeat. 

How Big Is The Baby At 17th Week of Pregnancy?

At week 17 the baby is almost as big as an apple. The baby weighs about 5 ounces, which is the equivalent of 140 gm. The height of the baby is about 5.1 inches.

Fetal Movement At Pregnancy Week 17

During week 17, your baby now can move his legs and arms around.  Many women confuse these movements for stomach grumbles for constipation or gas.

If you have been pregnant before you will recognized these as the baby movement.

Your Belly And Body Changes At Pregnancy Week 17

Usually during week 17 many people can notice you’re pregnant. The baby bump should be noticeable.  Other body changes at pregnancy in week 17 are gain of weight.

Most likely you have gain anywhere from 5-10 pounds. Is easy with all the cravings and food aversion to over eat.

Make sure to eat healthy choices to avoided extra pounds of weight. In this stage of the pregnancy your hair should be growing at a rapid pace and should be shiny.

17 Weeks Pregnant Ultrasound

The ultrasound scan during week 17, can help determined the gender of your baby.  The baby still has transparent skin and you will be able to see the blood vessels developing.

Tests And Exams In
Pregnancy Week 17

There is no necessary test performed during week 17. The test are usually done if your over 35 years of age or your at high risk pregnancy. The doctor might do performed an Amniocentesis with various blood test. 

Signs And Symptoms of
Pregnancy Week 17

Many women enjoy the second trimester because all the early pregnancy signs are gone by now. The energy level increase, their appetite increase, and they enjoy this stage a lot more. 

The new signs and symptoms during week 17 are the following:

  • Indigestion when you eat food. It takes longer for your food to be process.
  • Gas and flatulence
  • Increased sweating
  • Increase appetite, the morning sickness in the first trimester has reduced so your cravings are increasing.
  • Back pain
  • Leg cramps
  • Sciatic nerve pain
  • Round ligament pain
  • Itchiness around the belly
  • Line nigra
  • Stretch marks
  • Dry Skin
  • Mood swings
  • Congestion

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