Pregnancy Week 17

BirthWatch ticker week for 17

"Your baby's sense of hearing is developing."

More About Week 17:

  • Your baby's umbilical cord is growing longer, stronger and thicker each day.
  • A mother may be feeling the very first movements of her baby now..even if she doesn't recognize it.
  • A mother may feel like she has more energy and less nausea now that she's in her second trimester.
  • Your baby is shedding cells into his or her amniotic fluid. These cells can be captured during an amniocentesis procedure for chromosome analysis.
  • Your baby may have hiccups.
  • Your baby is very active performing somersaults, kicking and rolling over.

Healthy Pregnancy Tips for Week 17

Recommended Reading:

Pilates During Pregnancy

This is a DVD. Yes, you have to exercise during pregnancy to maintain health and build stamina for childbirth and parenthood. Pilates does this beautifully. Ideally, you're taking a regular, weekly exercise class in your community. Between classes, this is a terrific DVD for women who want a terrific workout at home.

See More Recommendations For the Second Trimester from BirthWatch