PREGNANCY WEEK 17
This week of pregnancy, your baby is over 4 inches in length and weighs about 3 ounces. With the
help of the placenta and the umbilical cord, your baby's system is operating as it will after it's born. Your baby
has it's own circulation, pumped by the heart, which at this stage, pumps the equivalent of 25 quarts of blood a
day. Fat begins to form this week and continues forming during the weeks to come. Moer below:
Changes in You:
You may be starting to notice your baby's movements now or in the next few weeks for sure.
Sometimes the sensations feel like butterflies, bubbles, twitches or even like jello- as your baby moves about.
Change positions slowly, especially if you are getting up from lying down, to avoid feeling faint or dizzy. If you
are feeling lightheaded, sit down and lower your head or lie down and elevate your feet. Low blood sugar may be to
blame, so munching occasionally on snacks such as dried or fresh fruit, yogurt or sipping on juice may help.