Pregnancy by weeks

What happens to the baby?

Your little baby already weighs about 200 g that are encompassed within 19 cm approximately from head to toe. His/her delicate skin has acquired its final structure.

A substance rich in fats is getting formed around the nervous fibers in order to prepare the baby’s brain for its daily activities. Such substance serves as a protective cover and is called myelin.

And the greatest news is that you can see how the midget stretches arms and legs during the echography examination!

a pear

This week the baby is
as big as a pear



17 week

Fifth month

What happens to you?

If you feel unpleasant pain passing through the breast to your stomach every time you eat – whatever it is, this means that you suffer the unpleasant but quite frequent acids during the pregnancy. Try to eat more often, but smaller portions. Another thing that may turn out to be effective, is to take a chewing gum after meal. Do not forget to consult your general practitioner and your gynecologist if you don’t feel the desired relief.

Now you are almost in the middle of your pregnancy. A lot of thoughts may come over you. It’s time to think for the room where you will grow up your beloved child. If you live in an apartment, it will be appropriate to get ready for the new member of the family at an early stage. You may still think that he/she is little, but your baby (together with all his/her required accessories) will take more space than you can imagine.

This week you should ...

prepare the floor for games – Before the baby comes, we recommend you to clean (and even repair, if necessary) the space where you will spend most of your time. Even before it starts toddle the baby will have contact with the floor. It is more convenient to complete the repair works until the baby has not come yet.

go out for dances with friends – You can still allow yourself to dance under the sounds of your favourite music. This is a great chance to see your friends who are still not pregnant. They surely miss your company! Find a non-smoking place, order a fresh non-alcoholic cocktail and enjoy with your friends.

make the regular tests – From now until the end of your pregnancy, you need to undergo ultrasound, blood pressure, weight and urine tests every month.

Your skin during pregnancy

See what awaits you in the next three months.

Pregnancy by weeks

Here you will find useful tips and a lot of information for you and your baby's development per week.

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