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17 Weeks Pregnant

Your baby’s development

Your baby is now about 17cm long. Their kidneys are now working well so, like you, they’re weeing several times per day. Their urine is filtered back to you through the placenta and is managed by your body. Your baby’s hearing is also getting much better, so you may notice that they respond to sudden loud noises from the outside world.

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You & your body

Many women say that they get pregnancy food cravings, ranging from hot, spicy curries to ripe, juicy peaches – even marmite and beer (it’s a yeast thing).

If the craving is not all-consuming, it can usually be indulged without too much concern – although your partner may not appreciate being woken in the night to be told to go out and buy you cheese and onion crisps! Just try and make sure you’re eating a healthy, balanced diet.

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