17 Weeks Pregnant: What to Expect During Pregnancy

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Your baby's sense of hearing is developing now. Credit: GE Healthcare

If you're pregnant during flu season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that you get a flu shot to keep you and your baby healthy. Your ob/gyn might be able to vaccinate you.

What's happening to baby: Baby now weighs 4 ounces and is developing fat under her skin. As your pregnancy progresses, she'll add to these fat stores, which will give her energy and keep her warm when she enters the world.

What's happening to Mom: Your breasts are getting ready to provide milk to your baby, so you may notice that they're growing larger and that more veins are visible.

18 Weeks Pregnant: What to Expect During Pregnancy

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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.