Your Online Pregnancy Help Make PregnancySurvey.com Your Home Page!
Search For:
Example: Pregnancy Morning Sickness
Home Page Pregnancy Calendar Questions and Answers Due Date Calculator Ovulation Calendar About Us Contact Us Site Map
You are here: Home -> Pregnancy Calendar Today: Tuesday, October 17
Pregnancy Topics
Preparing for Pregnancy
Health and Medical Concerns
Pregnancy Tests
Medications and Treatments
Nutrition and Exercise
Fatigue, Work and Pregnancy
More than One Baby!
Changes in Your Baby
Changes in You
Your Pregnancy Partner
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Substance Use and Abuse
Single Mother-to-Be
Problems in Pregnancy
Labor and Delivery
After Your Baby's Birth
Your New Baby
Feeding Your Baby

Pregnancy Calendar

Our Pregnancy Calendar will help you find out how your baby grows and changes from a small group of cells to a fully developed baby ready to begin life.
Select Your Week
Track your progress week by week
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30
31 32 33 34 35 36
37 38 39 40 41 42

17 Weeks Pregnant

Future mom.

Your heart works over by 40% only to support the placenta with the nutritional needs of the growing fetus. The growth in blood circulation raises places more work load on small blood vessels, including capillaries in gums and sinus of the nose. Therefore prepare for your nose and gums to bleed. Your uterus is already situated about 1.97 inches below the umbilical level.

Your baby

The fetus grows rapidly and placenta does not lag behind it either. If on the first weeks it was a thin film with chorionic villis then by the end of period it is a solid mass with a thickness of approximately 0.98 inches and weight of 17 ounces. By the 17th week the placenta is fully generated, with a thick network of blood vessels through which nutrients pass to the fetus and waste is thrown out. A special type of a fatty tissue which is vital for heat exchange in the body also referred to as “the brown fat "gets deposited this week.
During this period the baby’s body gets entirely covered by lanugo – the gentle hair that characterizes the skin structure for each individual person. The baby’s skin is still thin, without any baby fat. But the baby fat is already starting to accumulate under the baby’s skin. It will help him to keep a normal body temperature after the birth. The child now weighs more than the placenta. No new structures and bodies have been generated. Loud noises coming from outside of the uterus surprise the child.

Fetus length and weight

Length from crown to sacrum – 6.69 in.
Weight - around 5 ounces.
Pregnancy Calendar
Subscribe to Pregnancy Newsletter and receive new and popular pregnancy articles every week.
Your Email Address:
Pregnancy Calendar | Questions and Answers | Pregnancy Glossary | Suggest an Article | Link to Us | Contact Us | Site Map
Please note: All pregnancy articles on this website is for educational and information purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and
treatment, you should consult your personal doctor.
Copyright © 2007, PregnancySurvey.com. All Rights Reserved | Privacy Statement
eXTReMe Tracker