Slowly you are getting closer to witnessing the face of the little champ within a few more months. Probably, now you are in the 17th week of pregnancy and this is a big step in your journey.
"This is the fourth month when you are about to see the perfect development of the fetus"
Moreover, the secretion of hormones also gets reduced in the body. There are no common symptoms that occur only a few things that too in slight amounts. Ensuring proper medication and regular prenatal checkups make you and your baby healthy. As said earlier, a perfect diet and proper sleep also bring more healthy things into your pregnancy. Now, you are about to see some things that happen during the 17th week of your pregnancy.
Fetal Development in the 17th Week
The skeleton of the baby changed from soft cartilage to stronger bone for sure. To support the fetus' bone health, eating calcium-rich food is far more important. Getting enough calcium helps effectively and reduce the risk of hypertension and preeclampsia. In addition, the umbilical cord where the baby’s lifeline is growing stronger and thicker. Sweat glands also get developed in this area where the layer of the baby's skin will also get developed. Now, your baby's length is around 8.03 inches and the weight is around 6.38 ounces respectively.
Your Body at Week 17
In this stage of pregnancy, you can start witnessing the baby bumps more evidently. You can take pictures of these bumps, which is the best period of your pregnancy. Doing some tricks like a healthy diet and proper exercises makes you get rid of stretches. Wear some comfortable clothing that never causes any discomfort to your belly. Other than this, your body will go through its moves and slight changes. Having prenatal visits is essential to see the baby's movement with the help of an ultra scanner. Seeing the live report makes you feel more warmth and brings incredible happiness for sure.
Hormonal Changes at Week 17
In this 17th week of pregnancy, your baby can hear you and can witness the complete body development. However, the hormone secretion in the body will be slightly reduced, which is the reason for the reduction in symptoms. There is no control over the hormones and the only solution is having proper medications.
"Only in case of severe pain symptoms, you should approach the doctor for instant recovery"
At this time, estrogen and progesterone is the major hormone that has some constant secretion. It is not harmful and brings various nutrients that are essential for you and your baby. Never get frightened of these hormonal changes that are very common for the entire woman during pregnancy.
Week 17 Pregnancy Symptoms
Enjoying pregnancy symptoms is important as this will occur only in this stage of your life. In your fourth month of pregnancy, it becomes very normal and the effects will decrease. You need not worry much about your symptoms as this is common for every woman.
- Dizziness will occur more frequently
- Vision changes due to the hormonal imbalances in the body
- Itchy skin due to the baby's movement inside your womb
- Stretch marks in the belly due to the growth of the baby
- Weird dreams due to mental instability and improper sleep
- Constipation will occur due to the reduction of water content in the body
- Morning sickness will start reducing during this stage.
These symptoms are avoided only with prenatal visits and the medications they give you. Also, a healthy lifestyle and the perfect diet will help you get rid of all these symptoms.
Week 17 Pregnancy Checklist
A pregnancy checklist is important for every woman to show some concern over their health and the baby. Following this checklist as a regular routine renders the necessary things for you and your baby. Now, it is time to explore all the checklists below that will make you get more knowledge.
- Try any relaxation techniques like yoga and meditation
- Learn the best way of buckling up
- Get meal planning help from the health care specialist
- Wear sunscreen whenever you are about to go out
- Drink more water to make your body hydrated
- Eat some healthy foods that render more nutrition’s
- Do regular exercises to keep your body active
Ensuring the pregnancy checklist will help you get rid of all the tensions in the body. You should make use of this checklist and indulge this in your routine for better health results.
At last, end this with all the major happenings that will occur in the 17th pregnancy stage of your life. You should go through all these things that will bring various health benefits for you and your baby. So, time to start your healthy routine and enjoy your amazing stage of life.