Being 17 weeks pregnant can be an exciting time. After all, you’re well into your second trimester by now! Some people find that this is the best part of pregnancy, as any nausea or fatigue may finally ease off. If this is the case for you, then enjoy! But don’t worry if it’s not — remember that every pregnancy is different.
As you see your body growing and changing week by week, you’re no doubt full of questions about what’s going on inside your belly. Read on to find out how your baby is developing this week, as well as some key lifestyle tips from a Flo expert for a healthy pregnancy at 17 weeks.
Your baby at 17 weeks pregnant
At 17 weeks pregnant, you might experience the magic of feeling your baby move for the first time, which is often referred to as quickening. These movements could be the result of your little one reacting to you when you eat, are around loud music, or rub your belly — adorable!
While this is a milestone moment that many expectant moms can’t wait to experience, don’t worry if you haven’t felt this yet. Remember that all pregnancies are different, and you could start to feel those first movements at any time from 16 weeks up to 24 weeks pregnant. We've got more info about quickening to share, as well some other changes you might be experiencing around now. Read on!
This week your baby is growing mini fingernails and developing their own teeny fingerprints. By 32 weeks, their fingernails will have reached their fingertips, and by 36 weeks, their toenails will have grown to reach the ends of their toes.
How big is a baby at 17 weeks?
Length (crown to heel): 20.4 cm or 8 in.
Weight: 181 g or 6.4 oz.
Size: Equivalent to a pomegranate
All measurements are approximate and vary within the normal range.