In case you are having a baby boy, the testosterone levels of your baby will have reached the highest point from week 12 to week 16. These peaked levels of hormones not only affect the growth of sexual organs but also his brain.
Development in 17th Week Pregnancy
At 17 weeks pregnant, a layer of brown fat begins to deposit under the skin of your baby which is extremely vital to maintain her body temperature in the external world as well as during labor time. On the other side, placenta is also developing which is vital for providing the necessary nutrients to the baby.
At this stage, all the current organs are developing and growing. The growth and development is necessary to make these organs stronger. The weight of your baby at this stage would be around 100 grams.
Appearance in 17th Week Pregnancy
The baby’s entire body is covered with soft, fluffy lanugo which appears in a swirly or twisted pattern just like fingerprints. Your baby still has a very delicate, soft and thin skin.
Movement in 17th Week Pregnancy
An ultrasound scan at this stage will show you quick eye movements suggesting as if your baby is dreaming. She keeps on practicing breathing though the umbilical cord still remains the major source of oxygen supply for her.
Common Pregnancy Symptoms
At 17 weeks pregnant, pregnant woman may feel the following symptoms:
- Breast tenderness and fullness
- Darkening of areola
- Frequent Urination
- Stretch Marks and Itching
- Indigestion and Headaches
Category: 2nd Trimester of Pregnancy
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