Your Pregnancy At Week 17

Weight: 150g  Size: 12cm  Weeks Left: 23
In a nutshell
There tiny fingernails are starting to grow
Your baby can now open and close their mouth
Glossier hair and Radiant skin
You may be able to feel your baby moving

Your Body at Week 17

Week 17 FAQ's

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Boy & Girl Name of the Week

Gender: Male Origin: English Meaning: "Roof Thatcher"
Gender: Female Origin: Latin Meaning: "Yielding to Prayer"

Recipe of the Week

Fruity Alcohol-Free Sangria
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4.5 / 5
5 Min
Serves 4
4 Ingreds


    • Pomegranate juice
    • Mango juice
    • Orange,sliced
    • Pear,sliced

Cooking Instructions

  1. Get a big jug and mix the mango and pomegranate juice together. Add the slices of orange and pear and leave to chill in the fridge. Add ice to your glass if you fancy.

Week 17 TODO's

  1. It could be time to sit down with your partner and discuss on the hospital you would like to give birth in. Weigh up all options of what kind of birth you are considering and what hospital will give you the birth you are wanting.
  2. You can now possibly book in for an early private gender scan for your baby, if you wish to find out now.
  3. This week plan a girlie night in with some of your best friends to catch up with them. Yes, you could even make that yummy alcohol- free sangria from our recipe of the week.

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From the What to Expect editorial team and Heidi Murkoff, author of What to Expect When You’re Expecting. Health information on this site is based on peer-reviewed medical journals and highly respected health organizations and institutions including ACOG (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists), CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics), as well as the What to Expect books by Heidi Murkoff.

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