Mother’s Health During Pregnancy Week 17

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Pregnancy Week 17

Not sure where to place your seatbelt now that you have a little belly? Keep the lap portion of the belt under your belly, and be sure that it is snug against your hips. Trauma to your abdomen could be harmful to your baby, so it's important to always wear your safety belt while driving.

Speaking of driving, it might be a good time to test-drive some names for your little one. If you're having trouble deciding on a name, or having trouble getting your partner to agree with a name you love, there's still hope! The birth is still some months away, and feelings towards certain names might change before then. If you’re stuck on picking a name, try the following exercise:

You and your partner should each come up with a list of about 5-10 names. Trade lists, and try not to automatically reject any name. Take turns talking about what you like and dislike about each of the names, and maybe most importantly, try saying them aloud. After discussing the names, you might find that the name you love is the name of an ex-flame, or a childhood pet, and it might be easier to understand why your partner rejected it. Try not to make any decisions about the names until you revisit the lists in about a week's time. Who knows, maybe after a week, a name that you initially rejected might start to grow on you, or a name you were absolutely set on might not feel like such a good fit.

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  1. Michelle says:

    I am 17 weeks 1day today. I have a daughter that is 13 and this will be my husbands 1st baby. Haven’t found out the sex yet. Boy name we picked will be Major (probably a different spelling-haven’t decided how to spell it yet) Girl name will be Oliviaja – after her dad with a twist to it. I wanted the girls name to be Olivia after my husband and he decided to add the AJA behind it which I thought was adorable.
    CONGRATS TO EVERYONE ON THEIR NEW ADDITION 🙂

  2. Krystal says:

    The seat belt thing scared me from the very moment I got out of the ER with the discovery that it wasn’t the flu bug that I had gotten, but the baby bug instead. I actually started wearing my seat belt up around the bottom of my rib cage or even on the cage itself for fear of a sudden, violent stop harming the baby.

    As for names, my partner and I both knew waaaaay before we ever found out that we were pregnant. Conveniently, when we were younger, he had picked out his favorite name for a boy, and I a girl, and both had just figured that the opposite sex would choose the name for the matching sex. It turned out to be a perfect fit for us both one day when the conversation just randomly popped up at the news of someone else’s pregnancy!

  3. sarah1031 says:

    found out at 17 wks 5 days it’s a boy! We have an 11 and 9 yr old daughter! His name is gabriel micheal

  4. marichinno says:

    We have the name picked out for both girl and boy just waiting for the baby to arrive so we will know if it’s a boy or a girl.

  5. MizzPG says:

    thinking of girl names even though i’m hoping for a boy

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