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17 Weeks Pregnant

At 17 weeks pregnant it’s likely you’re starting to show – find out bump progress and pregnancy updates from mums who have vlogged about what it’s like being 17 weeks pregnant.

17 week of foetus

How Will I Feel at 17 Weeks?

You should finally have a decent appetite at this stage of pregnancy but remember that the old ‘eating for two’ saying shouldn’t be taken literally – there’s no need to double your portions. Make sure you’re eating a healthy balanced diet and drinking lots of water.

Snoring much? It’s a common side effect of pregnancy that your nose is super stuffy – you could try sleeping with extra pillows or using those anti snoring nose strips? It’s worth a go if your partner is suffering!

How Big is my Baby at 17 Weeks?

Your little baby is now 12cm long and has tiny eyelashes and eyebrows starting to grow. The placenta is also growing and all this should explain why your bump is starting to look more and more pregnant. Your baby’s head is starting to look more in proportion with the rest of their body as their body proportions even out. Inside your womb they will be practicing sucking and swallowing and their hands already have unique fingerprints – isn’t that incredible?