Pregnant - week 17
ZP® - English, 17 January 2019 13:54Laatste update op: 2 August 2019 16:10
Around this time many women start to feel life in their belly. Don’t be worried if this hasn’t happened yet; sometimes it takes longer for it to happen.
Your waist will be completely gone by now and maybe you're starting to get some stretch marks.
Normal loose clothing or special maternity wear will probably feel most comfortable. Special stockings may feel good and help to support your legs. Use cotton underwear for its absorbing capacity. Finally, a pregnancy bra can offer good support and ‘grow along with you’.
Except for arms and legs, your baby can now also move its head, lips, hands, feet, fingers and toes. The baby is now about the size of a pomegranate.
The taste buds are beginning to develop, allowing your baby to distinguish between sweet and non-sweet liquids. The head is still big in proportion to the rest of the body. Fine hair is now starting to grow on his or her head. Thanks to a strong and resilient uterine wall, your baby can exercise all of his or her limbs by pressing against it.