Stages of Pregnancy Week by Week
Pregnancy Week 17
In week 17, your baby is really starting to move. Get tips on making daycare decisions, dealing with dizziness, and more.
Watch Your Baby's Growth
Here's to hoping you're no longer feeling nauseated or exhausted! Right now your baby's brain and eyes are making dramatic strides each day. Learn all about it.
Your Changing Body
Your belly may have been rounding out for a few weeks now, but pretty soon it's going to start to really pop (so everyone will be able to tell you're actually pregnant -- as opposed to simply more snack-happy). And once the world at large can see that you're expecting, get ready for lots of knowing smiles!
Your Developing Baby
Finally, your baby's arms, legs and trunk have caught up to the size of his head. Baby starts plumping up this week, as body fat is deposited under his skin and sweat glands develop. Also, the placenta is almost as big as your baby.
Tip of the Week
Wondering whether it's safe to eat fish? Your baby-to-be can benefit big-time from brain-boosting omega-3-rich fishes such as salmon. But some varieties should be avoided due to high levels of mercury, a pollutant that can affect baby's developing brain and nervous system.
Your Week 17 To-Do List
1. Combat your "pregnancy brain" with reminders.
An Inside Look
Take a unique look at Baby's development inside the womb this week.
Your Pregnancy Calendar
Organize your doctor's appointments, save your ultrasound photos, and more--all in one place!