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17 Week Of Pregnancy

Week 17 of Pregnancy: A Comprehensive Guide

At 17 weeks pregnant, you’re officially in the second trimester. This is a time of significant growth and development for both you and your baby. Your body is changing rapidly to accommodate your growing uterus, and your baby is developing at an incredible pace.

Your Body at 17 Weeks Pregnant

  • Your uterus is expanding: Your uterus is now about the size of a grapefruit. It’s rising out of your pelvis and into your abdomen. This can cause some discomfort, such as bloating, constipation, and heartburn.
  • Your belly is starting to show: Most women start to show a noticeable baby bump at around 17 weeks. However, every woman’s body is different, so don’t worry if you’re not showing yet.
  • Your breasts are growing: Your breasts are preparing to produce milk, so they may be tender and swollen. You may also notice some darkening of your nipples and areolas.
  • Your skin is changing: Your skin may become darker and more elastic. You may also develop stretch marks on your belly, breasts, and thighs.
  • Your hair and nails are growing faster: The increased levels of hormones in your body can cause your hair and nails to grow faster.
  • You may be experiencing fatigue: Fatigue is common during pregnancy, especially in the first and third trimesters. Make sure to get plenty of rest and eat a healthy diet.
  • You may be experiencing mood swings: The hormonal changes of pregnancy can also cause mood swings. Don’t be afraid to talk to your doctor if you’re feeling overwhelmed or depressed.

Your Baby’s Development at 17 Weeks Pregnant

  • Your baby is about the size of a pomegranate: Your baby is now about 5 inches long and weighs about 5 ounces.
  • Your baby’s organs are developing rapidly: Your baby’s organs are now fully formed and functioning. The brain, heart, lungs, and kidneys are all working.
  • Your baby is starting to move: You may start to feel your baby move around this week. These movements are called quickening.
  • Your baby’s heartbeat can be heard: Your doctor can now hear your baby’s heartbeat using a Doppler ultrasound.
  • Your baby’s sex can be determined: If you’re having an ultrasound this week, you may be able to find out the sex of your baby.

What to Expect at Your 17-Week Prenatal Appointment

At your 17-week prenatal appointment, your doctor will:

  • Check your weight and blood pressure
  • Measure your belly to track your baby’s growth
  • Listen to your baby’s heartbeat
  • Perform a cervical exam to check for dilation or effacement
  • Discuss your diet and exercise routine
  • Answer any questions you have

Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy at 17 Weeks

  • Eat a healthy diet that includes plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
  • Get regular exercise. Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise most days of the week.
  • Take a prenatal vitamin.
  • Get enough sleep. Aim for 7-8 hours of sleep each night.
  • Avoid alcohol and smoking.
  • Manage stress. Find healthy ways to manage stress, such as yoga, meditation, or spending time in nature.
  • Listen to your body. If you’re feeling tired, take a break. If you’re experiencing any pain or discomfort, talk to your doctor.


Week 17 of pregnancy is a time of exciting changes and development. Your body is adapting to your growing baby, and your baby is growing and developing rapidly. By following these tips, you can help ensure a healthy pregnancy for both you and your baby.

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