Your little fella is currently learning how to suck their thumb and swallow the saliva that their little body makes at this point. This is being done so they can get milk from your breasts or bottle once they are in this world with us. Another big thing that you can get at this point is a sense of hearing. The ears of your baby are close to becoming fully formed and they are being able to hear you speak as you talk around people. One of the most significant things that your baby will get this week is that the fat stores will start to develop under the skin of your baby at this point. The fats under the skin will help the baby keep itself warm after birth.
Size Of Your Baby
Most of the time, babies at the 17th week of pregnancy are no larger or smaller than the average size of a medium-sized onion. They are around 5 inches big and are no heavier than 4 or 6 ounces. As weeks will pass by, your adorable and cute little baby will become bigger and heavier.
Common Things You Will Go Through During 17 Week Pregnancy
- Sciatic nerve pain
- Growing pain
- Larger belly
- Stretch marks
- Increased appetite
- Occasional headaches
Here Are Some Things That You Want To Know About For This Week
- Your breasts will become larger
- Larger areolas are a possibility
- Darker areolas can be noticed
- Try to do stretching so you can avoid sciatic nerve pain
- Try to manage back pain by sitting properly
- Avoid lying on your stomach
- Have a strict diet
- Know what to eat and not to eat
- Listen to your doctor
- Avoid drugs
- Do not drink alcohol
When To Call A Doctor Or Emergency Responders?
Chances of having a miscarriage have decreased at this point, but you want to keep in mind that the chances are not zero.
Here are some things that you need to look at continuous times to avoid any unfortunate incident:
- Vaginal bleeding
- Fluid leakage
- Severe abdominal pain
- Extremely bad-smelling vaginal discharge
These are some of the things that you want to look at closely and call the doctors right away if you are experiencing any of them.