Week 17 Of Pregnancy
- Q What are common problems that may occur during week 17 of pregnancy?
In week 17 of pregnancy, the most common problem is heartburn. As your belly continues to grow, it pushes against your stomach and other abdominal organs. The hormones -- progesterone and estrogen -- also cause your muscles to relax, which affects the... Full Answer
- Q How will I feel during week 17 of my pregnancy?
By week 17 of pregnancy, you're likely to start feeling a little unsteady on your feet. As your belly grows it can affect your center of balance. Make sure to wear low-heeled shoes and avoid activities that could make you fall. You may also have more... Full Answer
- Q Are there any warning signs I should look for during week 17 of pregnancy?
Most of the warning signs during week 17 of pregnancy are symptoms of heartburn and dizziness. As your uterus expands and pushes against the abdominal organs, it can cause frequent indigestion symptoms like heartburn, belching, and bad breath. Dizziness... Full Answer
- Q What should I discuss with my doctor during week 17 of pregnancy?
In week 17, at your now-monthly appointment, your doctor will discuss your baby's growth and health. Your doctor may begin routine screening for genetic abnormalities such as Down syndrome and spina bifida. Your doctor will also discuss your diet,... Full Answer
- Q How should I prepare for my baby's birth during week 17 of pregnancy?
During week 17, you're likely to feel a renewed sense of energy. As part of the "nesting" process, you may find yourself wanting to clean your home from top to bottom. Remember that household cleaners can be toxic to you and your baby's health. Read the... Full Answer
- Q How is my baby growing and developing during week 17?
In week 17 of pregnancy, your baby is growing in length and weight. At this point, your baby is about 5 ounces and fat is beginning to develop under its transparent skin. This fat will provide your baby with energy! Don't be surprised if you begin to... Full Answer
- Q What is the size of my baby during week 17?
During week 17, your baby is about 5 inches long and fat is developing under your baby's skin. This fat provides your baby with energy! The fat will also help to keep your baby warm after birth. Full Answer
- Q How can I treat my heartburn in week 17 of pregnancy?
During week 17, you're likely to have symptoms of indigestion like heartburn. Although heartburn can be painful there are ways to manage your symptoms. Eating small meals throughout the day and avoiding lying down after a meal can help reduce your... Full Answer
- Q How might my actions affect my baby during week 17 of pregnancy?
In week 17, a fall could be dangerous to you and your baby especially if you tumble forward onto your belly. The extra weight out front may begin affecting your sense of balance, so avoid wearing high-heeled shoes. Avoiding activities that put you at... Full Answer
- Q What prenatal care do I need during week 17 of pregnancy?
At week 17 if you haven't already had your monthly second-trimester doctor's appointment, this week your doctor will want to measure your baby's growth. During the visit, your doctor and you may be able to hear your baby's heartbeat! Routine blood tests... Full Answer