17 Weeks Pregnant

Almost halfway through your second trimester, it's time for more changes and more developments for both mom and for baby

The development of baby

The buds of real baby teeth are not forming There's a fine layer of hair growing over the body - lanugo Girl's ovaries are fully developed and contain eggs Weights about eight ounces

The development of mom

More aches in your abdomen Constipation Possible beginning of heartburn Indigestion

What baby is feeling

Baby is becoming much more coordinated There are discernable times of sleeping and waking for baby

Specific needs for the week

If you're traveling, you'll want to make sure that you're following your pregnancy diet as well as adjusting to any time changes before you leave. You may also want to find a doctor in the area that can help you should you have problems.

Specific concerns for the week

When you're bending down to lift something, be sure to bend your knees and let your legs do the work - not your stomach.

Special tip for mom

Now is a great time for a massage or other spa treatment. Just be sure to let the technician know that you are pregnant (as though they can't tell!) and they can make arrangements to soothe those aching muscles.