Your baby is growing fast and putting more weight on all the time. 17 weeks pregnant movement will mean that they can wriggle around and kick, although to you, it might just feels like your tummy is rumbling.
Your little one will be practising breathing movements as he pushes fluid out of the lungs. Weeks 16-26 are crucial for lung development.
The tiny taste buds have developed, although they won’t be able to taste anything just yet.
You may have a blocked nose and could notice the veins in your arms, legs and breasts becoming more visible.
If you’re experiencing constipation, don’t worry as this is a normal symptom of pregnancy. The hormone progesterone slows down your bowel movements. Check out our top tips to combat constipation.
What to think about
After having a baby some women find that their pelvic floor muscles aren’t what they used to be. This is because the same muscles that hold your womb in place also hold your bowel and bladder. It’s time to start those pelvic floor exercises!
Make sure you keep hydrated during your pregnancy. Here are some tips to keep your fluid levels up.
Your pregnancy symptoms may have faded but you might be experiencing stress as a result of working full-time or running a home. Best ways to relieve stress can be gentle exercise, talking through your problems and finding the time to relax!