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17 weeks pregnant

What's happening this week...

17 weeks pregnant baby

Your baby

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

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!

 Check out our handy checklist to make sure you've ticked off everything you need for your precious new arrival.

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Bounty Pack

Anyone else had trouble getting their first bounty pack? My midwife says that although they've been on order for months, they still have not got any so I'm without.

iron therapy

As anyone had the therapy on a drip and what sort of side effects

hi im 17wks and ive had

hi im 17wks and ive had leaking boobs has anyone else experienced this ?

Hi I'm 17 weeks pregnant with

Hi I'm 17 weeks pregnant with my 2nd, due October but having an elected c-section in September! Soo exciting!! :D

Hi I'm 17 weeks pregnant with

Hi I'm 17 weeks pregnant with my 2nd, due October but having an elected c-section in September! Soo exciting!! :D

Hi I'm 17 weeks pregnant with

Hi I'm 17 weeks pregnant with my 2nd, due October but having an elected c-section in September! Soo exciting!! :D

im 17 weeks excatly :) been

im 17 weeks excatly :) been feeling movements also for about 3 weeks, can feel the movements getting stronger though! ive had no sickness all the way through!! it will be my first baby :) x

Hey I'm 17 weeks and I've

Hey I'm 17 weeks and I've felt a few flutters yesterday but that's about it. I've suffered with morning sickness from 6 weeks and its only just easing off.I've got my 2nd scan in 4 weeks it seems like forever. I've had a few pains iin my sides which I understand is from the streching. Good luck everyone! X

17wk

i am really happy to have these internet sites as with my 1st child who is now 9years old i didnt have as much info as i do now. I am really excited to know all theys things iv been experiencing are normal. Thank god for the bounty talk.xbless.x

I'm 17 weeks pregnant with my

I'm 17 weeks pregnant with my first baby I have been feeling movements for the past 3 weeks I'm due to have my scan in 2 weeks time I'm really excited can't wait to meet jnr again X :)

im 17 weeks pregnant with my

im 17 weeks pregnant with my 3rd and have been feeling movements for about 3 weeks but been ill and after carrying something heavey i havent felt the movements much , i swear im gonna be grey by the time this baby gets here as is def gonna be my last and i know how much it means to my other half , so anxious and paranoid x

I am 17 weeks pregnant and

I am 17 weeks pregnant and will be my first baby. The sickness is slightly better, just getting tired very quickly, especially at work as working very long hours. Can't wait to start feeling the baby moving:) Sometimes I get those pains in my sides, but I guess baby needs space and some stretching is required. I have gone off tea, but slowly trying to start it again. No cravings whatsoever, just gone off sweet things.

im

i am in 16 week,first pregnansy.today i fell good but before my health no good and every time sick

anybody had

anybody had spotting/pinkish/brownish discarge? am 17 weeks and 1 day, had scan and baby heart beat very good, but still worried. They classed it as threatened misscarriage

I am 15 weeks on my first and

I am 15 weeks on my first and have felt flutterings in my belly for 2 weeks, everyone thinks I am nuts as they think I am making it up. I have completely gone off chocolate and am looking for red apples, peanut butter and corn on the cob? and pickle onion monster munch lol. Have morning sickness start 2 weeks ago - Brilliant, have been getting pains around my belly for 7 weeks (some quite strong) to which I am told its ligaments stretching and baby is fine, if its only ligaments, I want gas and Air, diamorphine and an epidural lol..

Movements

I'm 17 weeks, 3rd pregnancy and have been aware of movement since 13 weeks :) getting a bit stronger daily!! Love it :D

hey I'm nearly 18 weeks and

hey I'm nearly 18 weeks and have found i've totally gone off chocolate. I've been for my 1st scan cannot wait for my 2nd scan :), as far as movements are concerned i've hardly felt any...but boy am i always hungry lol

Hiya, also 17 weeks, also not

Hiya, also 17 weeks, also not felt anything at the moment but wasn't expecting to as friends said that they didn't feel anything until 18 weeks and onwards. To Hooloo, I'm vegetarian and my iron levels are fine, your body will likely tell you if it needs to eat meat. If you're worried eat things with protein or iron that you can stomach, eg. eggs, beans, wholemeal grains, green leafy veg etc. :-)

im 17 weeks today and felt my

im 17 weeks today and felt my baby move for the first time yesterday in the bath it felt quite weird and to me didnt feel like butterflies it was like a weird empty wiggly feeling, quite hard to explain as you can tell. When my belly was under the water i kept feeling it again and again and i was like hmm thats strange and when i put my hands on the bottom of my stomach and gently had to push in a little i actually felt it move under my hand and ive felt it again today! its amazing! going to have a nice warm bath alot more, baby seems to like it :)

Hi...I am 17 weeks today.Past

Hi...I am 17 weeks today.Past few days thought I could feel something ,movements in there but not sure it was my bowels or the baby!!!It's my first and I have no idea what to look for :) And to Sophierose20 :I still can not pick the heart beat at home with the Doppler and the same as you I am off meat too...Red meat is unbearable ,chicken if so-so...but as far as I know meat is essential in pregnancy mostly red...so sometimes I push myself hard to eat it...it is a very strange feeling cause I used to be a meat lover...:)

im 17 weeks on thursday and

im 17 weeks on thursday and have on felt little flutters now and then, this is my second so i thought i might of felt it earlier this time but not as yet, that just proves all pregnancies are different lol (: xx

17 weeks

Hi im 17 weeks exactly have felt the baby move for the first time its the best feeling in the world and can't wait for my partner to feel it to. I havent heard the heart beat yet is this normal..? I seem to feel the kicking in the morning mostly as it stops me from sleeping but its worth it, sleep and my eating pattern is my biggest issue as my back hurts alot so keeps me awake and i ave completely gone off meet. i was wondering if any one has gone off meat whilst being pregnant? good luck every one

Hi, I'm approx 17 weeks but

Hi, I'm approx 17 weeks but haven't really felt anything as yet. This is 2nd time round for me and it wasn't until I was about 18/20 weeks last time that I started feeling kicks. Had a midwife appointment last week and heard baby's heartbeat so was reassured that all is fine. I hadve found that I'm having to take it easy this time round though as get achy pains quite quickly if I over-do it. Have also suffered bleeding too so have to take it really easy some days.I hope everyone is doing fine with their pregnancies - it's all very exciting isn't it?! :0)

I'm 17 weeks keep feeling

I'm 17 weeks keep feeling baby kicking me seems to happen alot when I eat or drink anything cold also I was eating ice cream lastnight and pu a cold spoon where I could feel the baby and he/she started going crazy this baby don't like the cold lol

Hi im 17 weeks on thurs and

Hi im 17 weeks on thurs and haven't felt the baby move yet so been worrying but heard the heartbeat this morning so that reassured me loads but just wondering why i can't feel anything yet!

hi im 17 weeks as well and

hi im 17 weeks as well and the baby is moving around so much ever since week 14. I don't know if its because im skinny but i can really feel the movement especially at night time its so amazing.

Hi all im 17weeks, i use to

Hi all im 17weeks, i use to feel quite abit of flutterin in my tummy but not felt anything for awhile now,, i get so worried lol.. i feel like iv had a cold since xmas,but didnt realise u can get a blocked nose, i too was very sick but only sick every so often.. my sense of smell is so strong so do gag at most things.. lol

where to have my baby

Hi guys, have anyone had their baby at a birthing centre theres one by me in port talbot and was considering going there instead of the hospital again,

This is my 1st baby, I am

This is my 1st baby, I am nearly 18wks pregnant & I dont think I feel anything, I cant wait until I eventually do but just knowing everything ok is enough for me. I have had 2 scans already & going for my 20wk scan on the 3rd of Feb so very excited! Not finding out what we are having either, nice wee surprise! Heard the heartbeat for the 1st time on Wednesday & I actually cried, am a bit of a sap! Haha!

wriggles and flicks!

well i will be 17 weeks after the weekend and ive been feeling little flicks in my belly since before xmas around 15 weeks. then over the last few days at night ive put my hand low down and kept it there for 15 mins or so and i can feel the baby rolling and moving against my hand! its so wierd i had forgotton what it felt like as i have a 3 year old son already. just wanted to know if anyone else is feeling anything and how strong. im confused coz my dates said i would be around 19 weeks now, but my scan at only 7 weeks says i would be 16 now. I was naughty and didnt tell them that i knew my dates so i could get an early scan to reasure me! oopps!! well i have to wait till 31st of Jan now for the '20' week scan, im kida hoping it says im further on though, more towards my actual dates.

My trousers are getting

My trousers are getting tight!

I'm going for a 4d gender

I'm going for a 4d gender scan today, can't wait!! Xx

Baby scan

I'm 17 weeks on Saturday, had my third scan yesterday and found out I'm having a boy. I have to have scans every 4 weeks as gave birth to a still born in may. This time I have grown so quick, have been very sick. Good luck to every1 and my advice if something does not feel right go straight to a&e

scan.x

had a gender scan on Saturday and saw very clearly i'm having a girl :) already got a son so very happy to see a healthy looking little girl.xx

Im 17 weeks pregnant, &have

Im 17 weeks pregnant, &have my second scan in 23 days, so excited :) i can feel him/her moving about already x

Im 17 weeks with my 2nd child

Im 17 weeks with my 2nd child & am amazed how different this pregnancy has been. I have scan to find out the sex tmoro.. sooooo excited :)

I'm 17 weeks with our first

I'm 17 weeks with our first baby and have my next scan on 30th December, really excited. We have decided not to find out the sex of the baby, the surprise will be nice. I still have plenty of nausea, excessive saliva, congestion of nose and ears and pelvic aches. I do seem to be growing a bump now :) x

Im 17 weeks tomorrow and have

Im 17 weeks tomorrow and have my next scan on the 22nd december I am so impatient for it though, really want to see my baby again and find out what we are having keep seeing lovely little clothes but cant buy any hurry up 22nd december :D

Im 17 weeks tomorrow and have

Im 17 weeks tomorrow and have my next scan on the 22nd december I am so impatient for it though, really want to see my baby again and find out what we are having keep seeing lovely little clothes but cant buy any hurry up 22nd december :D

Hi am 17 weeks with my second

Hi am 17 weeks with my second child and i have my second scan on the 15th december and can't wait...i dont want to find out what am having...just as long as he or she is healthy. Still a bit sick and the pelvis cramps have ease up a bit.

17 weeks. Had flu jab today.

17 weeks. Had flu jab today. Little baby bump but massive breasts at the moment. Still a little sick and having cramps in in my pelvis. Mideife says its all okay

hey im 17 weeks pregnant. and

hey im 17 weeks pregnant. and cant wait till my next scan to find out what im having im on my second child i little scared this time round though anyone else > x

Im having my first child and

Im having my first child and i'm 17 week. unfortunatly i havn't got my appointment through for my 2nd scan :( but is so excited to know that my baby is happy moving about in there

hi

hey i am 17weeks plus 2 days with my fourth child hope everyone ok

17 weeks...

Hi everyone, i'm 21 and 17 weeks pregnant with my second child, very excited just started to feel baby moving which is very nice. Although partner is slightly jealous hehe! :) I have my next week on tuesday and cant wait to find out if its a boy or girl! Anyone else finding out??? x

hi

hi everyone, im 17 weeks, and on my second baby. im 20 years old. i haven't felt any movements yet. but i am very much looking forward to feeling them soon. i can't wait till my next scan. im also looking for anyone who is in the same situation as i am in. just want to know a few more people in bradford my age and are expecting. ...

17 weeks with Twins!!

Hi, just looking for anyone else expecting twins. 40 week term due 9th April but obviously expecting them around mid march. Just wondering on size of twin bump??? These will be numbers 4 & 5 for me and I appear to have suddenly popped out this week!!! :-)

scan

Can you find out what your having at your 20 week scan or do you need to pay and arrange another scan?

17 weeks not felt baby move

Hi, im 17 weeks on my second baby and i have not yet felt anything. Been reading some of you are worried but remember everyone is different and im just looking forward to the 2nd scan and feeling baby move when he or she does, and when it does it doesnt stop till the end lol.Try not to worry just enjoy xx

i had my flu jab yesterday

i had my flu jab yesterday which is recommended as pregnant women are at a higher risk of catching something. It was sooo quick and i didnt feel a thing then or now and i went swimming after it too. i recommend to all expecting mothers, the earlier the better! i am 17 weeks too and we heard the baby heartbeat which was crazzyyy. x