My Pregnancy Week 17

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Pregnancy Week 17

Your baby is now about the size of a turnip. She is roughly five inches long, and weighs five ounces (that's even more than the placenta weighs).

Though no new structures have formed this week, he has developed fat deposits under his skin that will account for about 2 to 6 percent of his total body weight at his time of birth, just 23 weeks from now.

Her skeleton, which up until this point has been made up of flexible cartilage, is now hardening into bone. Another exciting event … her sense of hearing begins to develop this week.


What do you think?

My Pregnancy Week 17

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  1. Shawnice says:

    I love it very helpful

  2. MammaPeanut says:

    I’m having twin girls due in May. I have to have a c-section due to heart conditions. With my last child I wasn’t able to breastfeed because of the heart meds I’m on. Is there anything I can do to where I can breastfeed my girls? And, does that still mean they develop at the same intervals as just a single fetus pregnancy?

  3. Miracle says:

    Im 17 weeks as well, & Monday i find out the sex. OMGGG ive been feeling movements lately … .im so happy and excited you guys!!

  4. Rathani says:

    Hi, I am 17 weeks pregnant today and my baby moves a lot in a day. I am hoping to find out its gender tomorrow.

  5. Tanesia says:

    Hi I’m 17 week today this is going to be my third child I will know in a weeks time the sex of my baby daddy hope it will be a boy I am so excited I can wait to start my shopping

  6. I just finished placing a stitch on the neck of my womb at 17 weeks pregnancy and the doctor said everything is fine but am still afraid because I don’t know what to do , and what will happen next. Someone should pls help me with advice

    • maria says:

      I also am 17weeks, I had my cervical stitch put in at 14weeks, take things easy, for the first 2weeks, no sex. I just had my check up and the stitching looks good it should be at a 3.0 and mine is a 2.8 that’s still good but I am also afraid to do anything that would interfer with the stitching coming loose.
      I found or at 16weeks we are having a boy this is my 5th pregnancy 4miscarriages. Do you know what your having yet?

    • Megan Klay says:

      Hi there – I’m not exactly sure what you’re asking, but it sounds like something that would be best discussed with your doctor. Give them a call and let them know what you’re experiencing and they can best advise. Best wishes!

  7. Shawnee says:

    17 weeks tho week! And having a boy!! My first child

  8. Cecilia says:

    I just turned 17 weeks .i will find out what the baby is in about a week . I cant help but feel depressed and unloved by my baby daddy . I feel like he doesnt think much aboutr me anymore. Im excited to have the ultrasound but part of me is sad and lonely. This first and only child. I hope this baby will love me and look up to me as a great mom . Its scary being pregnant. Everything has really changed for the worst .. /:
    And im only 18 .

  9. brigette says:

    I’m 17 weeks and will keep the gender a surprise and wait till I have the baby to find out. This is my third

  10. Desiree says:

    I’m 17 weeks today. A couple days ago, I found out I’m having a boy (: I’ve read a lot of things about baby movement at this stage, and despite what I’ve read, I already know my baby boy’s very active. I feel him move more and more each day. It just makes me even more excited

  11. Rebecca says:

    Please, I BEG of you and all other baby sites/books to stop switching between male and female pronouns when talking about the baby. It is extremely distracting/annoying. Just do what I do and call the baby “it,” as you don’t know if the reader is having a male or female child. This would be the most appropriate solution instead of switching back and forth between he and she.

  12. lacresha says:

    Im 17weeks carrying twins how many sacs and placentas do I suppose to have?

  13. Jameka says:

    Im 17 weeks today. I found out the baby gender on yesterday. It’s s girl. Yeah I was Sooooo happy. My husband and I already have two children so this is my third. I can’t wait to go shopping.

  14. Tabitha says:

    I’m 17 weeks and 4 days pregnant with a baby girl:) I am so excited! Picked out a theme for the bedroom and we will start in a couple of weeks. Already planning the baby shower! First baby and I am so ecstatic! !

  15. Andrea says:

    17 Weeks yesterday & find out tomorrow! My husband told the baby to do jumping jacks & smile pretty when we’re at the doctors tomorrow 😀 I figured out earlier the baby doesn’t like potholes while we’re driving-been feeling that gassy movement feeling all day

  16. Nancy says:

    17 weeks today can’t wait to find out the gender yay!

  17. Caitlyn says:

    17 weeks today! I will find out the gender tomorrow!

  18. raven says:

    17 weeks today cant wait to find out the sex so hoping fr girl but idc just want my lill one here already

  19. Krystal says:

    I had completely forgotten that the baby’s bones actually starts off as cartilage rather than actual bone. For the past two nights, I have been feeling this weird, hard feeling starting to develop in my stomach and wasn’t sure if I should be concerned or not. Then when I read this on here today, I felt myself smile and automatically thought, “cool!” Maybe not the most mommy word in the book, but hey, it was the one that popped in there anyways! LoL!

  20. Nicole says:

    Since we are having triplets we are excited to learn what we are having.So far we know we are having identical twin girls and baby A is so difficult and refused to show us what it is, so right now I am banking on a boy since it would be my first boy, my husbands 3rd boy 😀 This is a new journey for both of us since triplets do not run in the family at all on either side and we didn’t use any fertility drugs or anything, just all natural which makes this all the more amazing.
    Hopefully on the 27th of this month we will know for sure what we are having.

  21. Kelly says:

    I am 17 weeks 4 days. My husband and I have decided to not find out what sex it is. There are few surprises in life. Everyone is very curious what it is include my two daughters.

  22. 17 weeks and 2 days, baby is really active and im dying to find out the sex!! wont get to find out till the 26th!!

  23. Asia says:

    Officially 17 weeks today!!!! Baby and I have check on the 13th, week from today. And we find out officially if it is a boy or a girl!! 🙂 Yay for boys thoughhhh lol. #PleaseGod

    • Kelly says:

      No that is normal. I started to have clear liquid from my breast between 5 and 6 month with my last pregnancy. Your body is just getting ready for the baby.

  24. Tara Peyton says:

    I’m 17 weeks and 2 days. I had an ultrasound at around 13 weeks, and they told me it was a boy(although I’m skeptical it being so early) I go the 14th of next month to my next ultrasound and hopefully know for sure. I have a question for you other ladies, is it normal to start making clear fluid at week 17? I’m already having to use nipple pads and I think I’m a bit early. I don’t know anyone else who had started leaking this early, is this something I should wory about or let be?

    • nichole says:

      with my first we found out it was a boy very early on. i think also around 13 weeks or so. we could just tell.

    • jessica says:

      Yep completely normal. Im pregnant with my 3rd and Im 17wks 2 days today and I started leaking before then. Not bad enough to use nursing pads but if it keeps up I probably will have to dig out the nursing pads! Lol good luck!

  25. Sheila says:

    I’m 17weeks Today & My Baby Is Very Active Now Just 20 Days Until I Find Out My Baby’s Sex , I’m Pretty Sure It’s A Boy But Wish Me Luck !!

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