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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.

 

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  • Reeha

    Hi everyone,
    I am 17 week today so happy:But at the same time bit concerned caz I had my blood test at 16 weeks to check down syndrome and result came as high risk.It was 1in 61
    Feeling very upset and couldn't sleep caz of this thought that I am at high risk.Just wanted to ask you ladies does anyone else facing this kind of stress??
    Please I will be so thankful if someone help regarding this issue.Thanks in advance!!

  • Summer001

    I am not even showing. Is that normal?

  • Silky-B

    This is my 4th time using this site. I'm so excited :

  • Nxthanks

    7so I don't really k or who goes on here but I am 17 weeks and I am 15 can some one help me on what to do?!

  • Silky-B

    You will be okay. Just take care of yourself.

  • sayoddy

    I'm here again after 4years though I've lost 2 pregnancies in between.

    I'm having kicks now

    Pray this pregnancy reach term and deliver to me alive.

  • Nida-Omair

    🤗yeah i can feel.. its moving ..like a bubble😍

  • monaliza

    17 weeks today with my rainbow baby I`m so happy!!! Thank you God for everything!!!

  • Shanay06

    17 weeks today 12-8-17

  • Lyndsy lou

    17 1/2 weeks with my Rainbow! Had a free sneak a peek appt on Monday they said we are having a bouncing is boy!!!

  • chinwe

    @traceyp026 - “@chinwe - “I`m sti...„
    We`re 39 weeks now. I did have to take several IVs after all. Vomiting didn`t stop tho. I was on anti-emetics till mid 2nd trimester. And when I did stop, it continued.
    But I overcame! and we`re ready to be born!

  • Shaniqua1

    Iam 17 weeks 2 days with twin girls,Iam so excited ,this will be my 6 child!Five girls and one boy!!!Cant wait to see my baby girls faces!!!

  • Nakandy

    17W6D with baby number 2. Im starting to feel faint movement but before I focus in its over so sometimes I think my mind is tricking me. I just cant wait to feel those little bubbles.

  • traceyp026

    @chinwe - “I`m still throwing u...„
    Yeah it`s normal luvie. Can last up to twelve weeks gestation. Has it been bad vomiting? If it`s getting bad see a Gp and get a prescription for ondansetron. Try stay hydrated x it`s a horrible phase but it does pass. I had severe hyoeremesis last pregnancy and again this pregnancy. Vomited for 8 weeks straight with four weeks in hospital living in an Iv so I get how much you hate it. But once you pass the vomiting and start feeling kicks and movements it`s a lot more enjoyable. Just keep telling yourself it won`t last forever x

  • traceyp026

    17 weeks 3 days with baby no. 2
    Feeling lots of little kicks right this very moment

  • Fertal

    16 weeks I`m so hoping for a boy

  • Fertal

    Well I`m hoping for a son LOL

  • Fertal

    So so happy 16 weeks & I can already feel my son moving


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If you are 17 pregnant your due date is from Thursday, 22 August 2019 through Wednesday, 28 August 2019.


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