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Pregnancy Week by Week – Week 17

Each time you go to the doctor, they measure your blood sugar level. This is to make sure that you are not developing gestational diabetes, a condition that affects one to two percent of women during pregnancy. When blood sugar levels are controlled through a pregnancy diet, women can have normal, healthy babies. Pregnancy is usually a fragile time in a woman’s life.

Some women experience low back pain for which they can get a pregnancy massage in addition to physical therapy after consulting your doctor. A pregnancy calendar will help to keep a record of all the stages of pregnancy.

As you fill in the various stages of your pregnancy in your pregnancy calendar, you will notice a few other signs that may trouble you. Stretch marks may appear although they may fade in time. There will be weight gain, but if you eat a sensible pregnancy diet and stay fit, you should be able to lose your pregnancy weight after the baby’s birth.

A pregnancy massage will help alleviate pain in the lower back. Staying healthy is the key to maintaining a fit body.
Around this time, your baby’s ears pop from his head and he can now sense sounds. He’s accustomed to the strong beating of your heart and your stomach grumbling.

Your pregnancy calendar will give you the details of the gradual development of your baby. Now that you are pregnant, you are probably wondering how you and your baby can remain strong and healthy. You should follow a good pregnancy diet that ensures proper nutrients and it is also important to get proper prenatal testing. If you have aches and pains, a pregnancy massage will give you relief.

Your pregnancy calendar brings you through the early stages to the 17th week of pregnancy. Your growing uterus may leave you feeling bloated and constipated. You may feel a few bumps and flutters indicating that your baby is healthy and active. A sensible pregnancy diet with lots of water may help improve your skin’s elasticity.

In addition to this, a pregnancy massage will also help relieve back pains. As your pregnancy progresses, your body experiences changes, and you can enjoy each stage of your pregnancy.

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