You are 17 weeks pregnant and your Your baby continues to take shape just like you! Your belly size is changing rapidly as your baby’s shape becomes more established. This week, the baby’s hearing is more developed and her umbilical cord continues to gain in strength and size. Your baby’s joints are movable. It won’t too long now, to feel that jerk by an elbow or his/her first kick.
As your pregnancy week by week grows, focus on your feet this week. Look at ways to relax your feet and exercise to minimize foot swelling in months ahead. Pampering your feet by raising them or getting a foot massage is important as it could help you to counter the all too common leg cramps that strike in the later stages of pregnancy and bring on paralyzing pain in the calves.
Be sure to look out for other first month pregnancy symptoms which might be lingering,although they should have all gone by now! But like earlier mentioned, most importantly, your foot care comes first this week!
Ensure that your shoes are comfortable, as you make these shoe choices along with other wardrobe adjustments, don’t forget to mix comfort and style. It will keep you feeling better and help you to stay in touch and in love with your changing shape and size.
If you are 17 weeks pregnant, you are certainly having a number of things to take care of at this time including breaking the news to the other children if you are not a first time mom. This involves explaining how the new arrival is going to change their lives and yours.
Now that you’re getting heavier and tire more easily, you may find yourself unable to play with your toddler (if you have one), who is probably wondering why mom’s not as enthusiastic about playing the games he/she is accustomed to.
Enjoy your sleep now as there will be some sleepless nights ahead. To top it off, you are having more vivid dreams and may find yourself hitting the search button on dream translator more often just to work out what the various dreams of babies, animals and everything in between, really mean.
If you are 17 weeks pregnant, love it ,embrace it and enjoy the journey…
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