Your Pregnancy: Week 17
Though increased blood flow is good for baby, it might be making you a little...damp. Body secretions (think sweat, mucus, nosebleeds, and vaginal discharge) are in full force. This week might also mark the first time you feel baby move inside you, but don't worry if it's another two months before you notice anything. (Or realize that this time, it's actually not gas.)
> Are your eyes itchy?
> Is prenatal Pilates safe?
> How can you create a nursery on a budget?
> See all second trimester Q&As
Baby's now the size of an onion!
Baby's skeleton is hardening, changing from rubbery cartilage to bone, and fat is finally accumulating around it. His umbilical cord is getting thicker and stronger, and those little fingers and toes now feature one-of-a-kind prints.
> Start planning nursery
> Milestone: Feel first kick
> Go to your checklist
[ tip ] Soothe those awful itchies with an oatmeal soak. Add a cup of fine-ground oats to running bath water. Afterward, pat (don't rub!) yourself dry and moisturize like crazy.
> Chat with other moms-to-be who share your due date
> Read more about being 17 weeks pregnant
All medical information reviewed by Dr. Geeta K. Swamy, Duke University Medical Center OB/GYN Department
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