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17 weeks pregnant: Fast facts
Your baby weighs 5 oz (about as much as a turnip), and is roughly 5 inches long from head to bottom.
Your baby's skeleton is changing from soft cartilage to bone, and the umbilical cord – the lifeline to the placenta – is growing stronger and thicker.
Cardiovascular changes can cause dizziness during pregnancy – or even fainting. If you feel lightheaded, lie down on your side or sit down so you don't fall.
If you have a chronic condition or pregnancy complications, you'll need extra care and support. Search our site for "high risk" to learn more.
Almost 80% of our site moms brought a partner, friend, or relative to their first ultrasound.
Planning a babymoon? The 2nd trimester – when you're likely to have the most energy and feel the best – is perfect for a special vacation with your partner.
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