What should I discuss with my doctor during week 17 of pregnancy?

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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, weight gain, and level of exercise. Don't be afraid to ask anything you're curious about, including increased heartburn, dry eyes, and increased energy level.

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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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