How should I prepare for my baby's birth during week 17 of pregnancy?

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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 labels on your cleaning products carefully, and only use them in spaces that are well-ventilated! It's important to avoid inhaling fumes and handling products without rubber gloves. Talk to your doctor about using cleaning products and their possible effects on you and your baby's health.

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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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