What prenatal care do I need during week 17 of pregnancy?

Advertisement
Advertisement

At week 17 if you haven't already had your monthly second-trimester doctor's appointment, this week your doctor will want to measure your baby's growth. During the visit, your doctor and you may be able to hear your baby's heartbeat! Routine blood tests and genetic screening tests are common during this time. If you have questions about prenatal care at this point, now is a great time to ask your doctor.

Continue Learning about Week 17 Of Pregnancy

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.
More

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.