What are common problems that may occur during week 17 of pregnancy?

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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 digestive tract muscles. If you have dry eyes, using over-the-counter eye drops can help. You may begin feeling unsteady on your feet due to your growing belly. A fall could be dangerous for you and your baby, so it's important to avoid activities that increase your risk of tripping or falling. Remember to talk to your doctor about your heartburn and dry eyes and how to treat these problems.

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Week 17 Of Pregnancy

Week 17 Of Pregnancy

It is common to start feeling lightheaded when changing positions too quickly or unbalanced on your feet when you're 17 weeks pregnant, so take it slow. Your baby is rapidly gaining weight and fat is beginning to form under its tr...

ansparent skin. You may begin to experience heartburn as your uterus expands, crowding your abdominal organs. You may even feel your baby move for the first time -- called quickening. Learn more about the changes to expect during the 17th week of pregnancy with expert advice from Sharecare.
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