How is my baby growing and developing during week 17?

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In week 17 of pregnancy, your baby is growing in length and weight. At this point, your baby weighs around six 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 feel your baby moving. Your baby is also practicing breathing! These early practice breaths are helping to build the diaphragm muscles.

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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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