How might my actions affect my baby during week 17 of pregnancy?

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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 risk for falls is important. Also remember to sit and stand slowly and be careful when walking up and down stairs. Pregnancy causes your joints and ligaments to loosen, which also causes changes in your walk and can lead to accidents. In addition to feel slightly off-balance, dizzy spells are common. Lie down if you feel dizzy and drink plenty of fluids to reduce your symptoms. If you have questions about how a particular activity may affect your baby during week 17, talk to your doctor.

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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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