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17 Weeks Pregnant – What to Expect Your 17th Week of Pregnancy

At week 17 your little one weighs about three and a half ounces and is about the size of your palm (or about five inches long). Not only that but your little ones body fat is starting to accumulate, and their fingerprints are starting form.

The journey is about to get even more interesting!

It might be time for a high-five, because that’s how big your baby is this week – the size of your open palm! At a less-than-whopping three and a half ounces, your little one is starting to layer on some body fat, though she’s got a long way to go before she’s anywhere approaching plump.

From here on out your baby will accumulate fat until it makes up about one-third of her weight. That means, by the time she makes her big debut, this skinny Minnie will be a relatively chubby cherub. But she’s not all lightweight. This week marks the first time your baby is bigger in size than the placenta that’s nourishing her. Now that’s something to brag about!

In other news, baby’s feisty little ticker is going full speed ahead thanks to another development this week. Until now, your wee one’s heartbeat was spontaneous and irregular. Now, her brain is in the driver’s seat, regulating her heart rate to 140 or 150 beats per minute. Take a listen. That steady sound will make your own heart sing.

Regularity is the name of the game these days as your precocious pupil is hard at work honing some key skills for her big debut. That includes making up and down movements of the chest wall in preparation for breathing actual air when the time comes. Sucking and swallowing sessions also make up a good part of her daily schedule now. And that’s a good thing! This way she won’t miss a beat when it’s time for that first delicious mom-made meal.

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kanupriya dobriyal
kanupriya dobriyal
7 months ago

I am 17 weeks 1 day☺️

Hoantami
Hoantami
7 months ago

We are 15weeks and 2days today. Will be back to let you guys know about the gender. Thanks almighty

Kuuipo 808
Kuuipo 808
7 months ago

Im 17 weeks & 1 day pregnant! Our bundle of Joy is due make an appearance 01/11/20!
Can't wait to meet you baby! 💖

Jessica Baggaley
Jessica Baggaley
7 months ago

I'm 17 weeks today ❤️

Flores Flores
Flores Flores
6 months ago

Due January (: 17 weeks tomorrow !

EdotHernandez
EdotHernandez
6 months ago

First time dad girlfriend is 16 weeks and due 1/25/2020 praying for a healthy baby 🙏🏼❤️

itscassieslife
itscassieslife
6 months ago

Due Jan 2021 with my second

Kristi Weiser
Kristi Weiser
6 months ago

17 weeks today!! 💞 Due February 2021! 🖤

Toni Vilomar
Toni Vilomar
6 months ago

Happy 17 weeks every mommy 💗

Nicole Chavez
Nicole Chavez
5 months ago

I'm 17 week's about find out Gender at 18 week's Due march 2nd 2020

Carlstead Akiro
Carlstead Akiro
5 months ago

Hi I am 17 weeks pregnant. What should be my sleeping position?

Annie Nouse
Annie Nouse
5 months ago

Heidi you are so amazing! Thank you for your uplifting videos!

Kristie Good
Kristie Good
5 months ago

💜

Kristie Good
Kristie Good
5 months ago

17 weeks today!! Due date March 8

Fardowsa Nur
Fardowsa Nur
5 months ago

Due March 2021 praying for all the mom’s to have safe and healthy pregnancy

Samira cadey
Samira cadey
4 months ago

Am 17 weeks

Princesss_ Bell
Princesss_ Bell
4 months ago

I am due March 2021 also!! Congrats to us!! This is my second baby girl!! I am so happy.

Babygoth 420
Babygoth 420
4 months ago

Ahh I can’t wait! I’m due around March 18th 2021 🖤☺️💞

m gail
m gail
4 months ago

Due March 2021.
There is nothing I want more than to have a healthy and happy baby. ❤️🙏
Praying for all the mommies and their babies, especially in this very difficult time. 🙏🙏🙏

Amanda Sandoval
Amanda Sandoval
4 months ago

I’m 17wks 2 days. I’m due March 30, 2021 ❤️ with my first baby 👶

Hala Dyab
Hala Dyab
4 months ago

17 weeks. Due in April 2021

Anisah Ahmed
Anisah Ahmed
4 months ago

Mine due in April 2021, I hope all ladies who’s pregnant have safe pregnancy and birth.

Alyssa Ferrel
Alyssa Ferrel
3 months ago

Due April 2021!❤🤞🏼

HALLIE
HALLIE
3 months ago

Due may 2021

ZaChanta Frazier
ZaChanta Frazier
3 months ago

Due May 2021👣👣👣 this is baby number 4 for my husband & I🤎🤎

Greene Bean
Greene Bean
3 months ago

5/2021💕

Camasha Bibby
Camasha Bibby
3 months ago

Mine due 18 May 2021

Itz your Girl J
Itz your Girl J
2 months ago

Due May 2021💞. I already have two boys💙💙 and pregnant with baby girl💜

Learn with Maricel Lastrilla
Learn with Maricel Lastrilla
2 months ago

Due May, 2021… so excited and hoping for safe delivery..

Sepiso Nkhosi
Sepiso Nkhosi
2 months ago

Due May 2021💕

Michol Akinola
Michol Akinola
2 months ago

June 3 2021 excited

Chelsea Pipoon
Chelsea Pipoon
2 months ago

I’m due may 31 2020 😍 wishing all expecting mommy’s a healthy pregnancy and safe delivery 🙂

Kayla Coplen
Kayla Coplen
2 months ago

Due June 2021 💙

Myira Williams
Myira Williams
1 month ago

Due June 20 2021

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