17 Weeks Pregnant

How is Your Baby Growing at 17 Weeks?

By week 17, your baby’s bones are continuing to harden and the skeleton is slowly forming. The joints are now fully mobile and your baby’s skin and sweat glands are developing.

 

Your growing baby will still be responding to different lights and sounds. Body fat (brown fat) is beginning to accumulate around your baby’s skeleton and this will become essential for them to produce heat. 

 

How Big is Your Baby at 17 Weeks?

At week 17, your baby is 13 cm (about the size of an avocado) and weighs 140 g.

 

What Happens at 17 Weeks?

When you get to week 17, you might start to notice that your breasts are significantly bigger. Don’t be surprised if you need to buy a new bra! This is due to the development of your milk producing glands and increased blood flow to the area.

 

Your baby bump will be getting even bigger and your next scan is coming up very soon.

 

What Symptoms Will You Have at 17 Weeks?

The main symptom that appears around week 17 is usually a blocked nose. You might feel congested and sniffly, and you might start to sweat more than usual.