Week 17 of Your Pregnancy

16 weeks pregnant


Days to go


Keep going. You’ll find something useful below.


Few of the symptoms which you may notice at seventeen weeks are:

Mucus Formation

Mucus Formation

Weight Gain

Weight gain is common during pregnancy and is a healthy symptom. Your little bean is growing, your hunger pangs are causing you to eat more and the hormones also contribute to your weight gain. Too much or too little weight gain may be concerning. You can check with your gynecologist to understand apt weight gain for each week and each month of pregnancy.

Weird Dreams

Many pregnant have wierd and vivid dreams during pregnancy. Though the exact reasons behind this symtom are not well-understood, some beleieve that hidden joys, insecurities, fears, and expectations manfiest in the form of dreams. Most women dream about their baby, delivery, and holding their little one in their arms.


There are two main reasons for experiencing headaches during pregnancy. One is the hormonal changes while the other is the increasing blood volume which can put pressure on the blood vessels in your head region. Some women also experience stress headaches and migraine headaches during this period.

Baby's Development

How big is your baby?

Baby’s Length: 5.5 inches(14 cm)
Baby’s Weight: 167gms.

Baby’s Eyes, Eyelids & Eyelashes:

Baby is taking a nice shape. Eyelids, eyelashes, eyebrows, are being developed. If you do an ultrasound, you can now notice that your baby’s eyelashes and eyebrows are growing. Your baby’s eyelids still shut, however, can still move. Rest assured your baby will not opening eyes until Week 26.

Baby’s Skin:

A chocolate brown color skin is slowly being covered which would eventually become thicker in the coming weeks. This is a good sign of strengthening skin tone and protecting the body. Still, the baby’s skin is pencil-thin. Blood vessels are bestowing healthy oxygenated blood. This is recognizable through a pellucid skin that is still in the development stage.

Baby’s Fingernails:

Baby’s fingernails are growing bigger and will be ready for its first trim once he/she is born. They also have a unique fingerprint by now.

Baby’s Ears:

Your baby’s ears are also getting close to being fully formed, which means very soon you can start talking to your baby aka your bump.


Heartbeat is considerably increased to 150 beats per minute.

Calcium content is precipitating all over making new bones.

Petite nipples are becoming noticeable.

Your baby is mostly sleeping and can yawn and make facial pouts.

Your's Changing Body

Stretch marks appear in the form of depressed stripes and can be seen in the belly, hips, breasts, and lower back of the pregnant woman. Stretch marks are a common occurrence and they can appear at any point during pregnancy.
As the pregnancy advances, the skin starts expanding due to the immense weight increase.


Again, growing uterus is responsible for causing back pain in some pregnant women. As your uterus grows and stretches, the centre of gravity shifts causing pain on your lower back. In addition, the expanding uterus can also sometimes put pressure on a nerve resulting in back pain.

Experiencing acidity along with constipation? Don’t be surprised. When your digestive system is working slowly, heartburn is a common consequence. Most to-be-mothers go through both these symptoms. Staying hydrated and having fiber-rich foods will help combat acidity too. Along with this, you can avoid foods that trigger heartburn such as coffee and tea, spices, and deep-fried foods. Your aim should be to eat foods that are nutrient-rich and at the same time easy to digest.


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