Pregnancy Week 17: Baby Growth
You have already started glowing and are easily showing - it’s time to revel in this beautiful phase. Your baby is now about 12 cms and weighs almost 100 grams (about a size of a turnip). In this week, fat begins to form under your baby’s skin and this will continue till your baby is born. Fat is important as it helps in heat production and metabolism. It also makes your baby look cuddly!
Your baby's umbilical cord is growing thicker and stronger. Bones are changing from rubbery cartilage to hardened bone. Sweat glands have begun to develop too.