17 Weeks pregnant 

17 Weeks pregnant

Week 17 starts on day 119 and goes up to day 126. It is your eighteenth pregnancy week.


Length of your baby: 18 centimeter / 7.1 inches
Weight of your baby: 150 grams / 5.3 ozs

Your pregnancy at 17 weeks 

 

What's happening with mum

As your skin stretches and thins to accomodate the bump you may find yourself prone to dryness and itchiness. It is a good idea to find a ph neutral moisturiser or body lotion to help avoid the scratching. 

While your skin may dry out, you may find you have excess fluids in other areas which can be as a result of excess blood flow. You could sweat more, have excess musuc causing a constant runny nose and may even find you are experiencing an excess of vaginal discharge which is okay as long as it is clear and has no odour.

 

 

What's happening with baby

Baby is growing steadily and his heart is now beating at double the speed of yours, around 145 beats per minute.

He is continuing to practise movement, twisting and stretching his arms and legs as his spine straightens out.

He is also learning those important skills such as sucking and swallowing in order that he is ready to suckle as soon as he is born.

 

If you are 17 pregnant your due date is from Friday, 10 March 2023 through Thursday, 16 March 2023.



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