You are now 17 weeks pregnant. During this week, your baby’s umbilical cord gets thicker, lengthier and sturdier. Take a look on the below link to get more details about it –

From conception to birth, take a unique look on fetal development during the 9 months of pregnancy. Discover how your baby grows and what happens to your body during the whole pregnancy week.

Video Transcription: Welcome Mommies and daddies
your baby’s size now is comparable to a pear
Finally, at 17th week, baby’s ears are fully formed, functional and are already in their right positions
Your little one’s height is 5 inches and weighs up to 5 ounces
The baby is starting to layer on some body fat and will accumulate fat until it makes up about one-third of the weight
Your baby is bigger in size than placenta that nourishes your baby and removes waste
The placenta now contains thousands of blood vessels which carries oxygen and nutrients to your little sweetheart
Also the umbilical cord which serves as the lifeline of your baby is now growing thicker, lengthier and sturdier
The umbilical cord contains two arteries and one vein surrounded by a white thick gel called workmen’s jelly
The baby’s cartilage is being replaced by hard bones
The sweat glands and body fats are also developing, and
The skin of the baby remains slightly transparent
The blood vessels that supply nutrients to organs for growth are now visible
Adipose fats continue to form which help regulate body’s temperature
Your little one’s heart is beating 140 or 150 beats per minute
Sucking and swallowing has become your baby’s daily schedule now
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  1. kevytpete1

    I love your videos !!!

  2. PoolJimFighter

    thank you

  3. nooby0wner

    this information is NOT accurate.

  4. Xoomlady

    Awesome video
    Great job xxx

  5. m40wn3r

    Just wanted to let you know I absolutely enjoy these videos!! I’m 17 weeks
    and my weeks turn over on Sunday. I’ve made it a routine to watch that
    weeks video every Sunday!! Thank You!!