Your Pregnancy At Week 17

Weight: 190g  Size: 14.2cm, Pear  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

This week, you may find yourself being showered with compliments. It’s that pregnancy glow they are all talking about! In pregnancy, the added hormones can make you glow from the inside out, with glossier hair and clearer skin it’s no wonder you are feeling insanely good this week. 

You may have even noticed that your appetite has slowly come back, that’s if the first trimester managed symptoms have finally gone. Yes, you can still experience the dreaded morning sickness throughout your pregnancy.

Eating a nutritional diet is super important at this stage in your pregnancy as your appetite and digestion may go away again.

Your Baby At Week 17

Your baby this week has had rapid growth and everything from the head down to the toes are starting to look more in proportion. Your baby from now on in, will continue steady weight gain, right up until they are ready to enter into this world.


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.

Week 17 FAQ's

Product of the Week

The Modern Midwife's Guide to Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond

£11.65 £11.65

Get your nose into this great book by Marie Louise who talks all things you need to know about pregnancy, birth and beyond!

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
BABYGO Recipe of the Week
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.

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