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17 weeks pregnant: your baby

week 17

Your baby at 17 weeks of pregnancy

In the seventeenth week of your pregnancy your baby is the size of your open hand, do you remember in week 14 he was only the size of your fist!

This week your baby’s adipose tissue, or fat, which is important for heat production and his metabolism should start to develop. Also your baby’s heartbeat, though still considerably faster than yours, has begun to regularise and your baby is now practicing swallowing and sucking, two very important skills once he leaves the womb.

What’s happening to your body this week?

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