17 Weeks Pregnant
Over the next three to five weeks, you will feel your baby move for the first time, a thrilling moment! If this is your second baby, you may feel it even earlier.
These initial movements are often described as a fluttering or a bubbling against your abdomen – and a bit like indigestion! Make a note of when you feel your baby move inside you and tell your midwife or doctor; it is a useful check against your date of delivery.
Your future with baby
By now, your pregnancy is well under way, and you and your partner may well be wondering what the future holds. Will you be able to cope with all the changes coming your way? Will a baby change your life for ever, the way everyone tells you it will? The answer is ‘yes’ to both questions. Of course you’ll be able to cope, but having a baby does change your life in all kinds of unexpected ways. You’ll sleep less and you’ll wonder quite what you did with all your time before having a baby, but you’ll also be fascinated by this new person in your life and maybe a little awed by the responsibilities of parenthood.
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Travel during pregnancy
Although it’s generally safe to travel during your pregnancy, you may find that long journeys in the early and later stages of your pregnancy can be uncomfortable. Additionally, if you need to travel late in pregnancy or abroad, it may be advisable to check with your doctor or healthcare professional first. Check out these few basic tips that may help to make your journey more comfortable.
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Too early to think of baby names?
It’s never too early to start a baby name list! Choosing the right baby name for your child is a challenge, after all they cannot shake their baby name for the rest of their lives. And needless to say, you will have a number of suggestions from family, friends, and strangers which you will have to listen and sift through ... Jot down a few names over the next few months and you’ll have a short list in no time!