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17 Weeks Pregnant What to Expect | Mother Rising

I have great news!

My bleeding and spotting has completely disappeared and have had none since my last pregnancy update. I’m convinced that the cause was my backwards uterus. Weird, but glad that it’s gone.

This means I’m off pelvic rest! My husband is quite happy about this. 😉

Fetal Movement at 17 Weeks

17 weeks pregnant what to expectThe coolest thing happened to me this past Sunday. I was putting my son to bed and I felt some movement, which I had already felt here and there, so I put my hand on my belly and I felt my baby move… from the outside! It was really wild, thrilling, reassuring and made me tear up. These are some of the best moments of pregnancy!

17 Weeks Pregnant What to Expect

My nausea is leaving me bit by bit but still lingering as if it is sad to leave. I’m not sad! Get away!!

Shout out to super cool student midwife, Helen, who today showed me where my uterus was (right under my belly button which is normal for 17 weeks pregnant) and let me hear my baby’s heartbeat. Such a relief to know that everything is OK!

Planning For Gender Reveal

I have three more weeks until the sex of the baby is revealed! This time I’m considering having them write the sex in an envelope, not telling us in the office and opening it later that day.

It’s so impersonal having some doctor saying “looks like outdoor plumbing” and I’d rather have a more intimate moment with my husband when we find out. Matt and I tend to be private, so I think doing it this way would be more us.

Yes, the doctor told us that Mr. G had outdoor plumbing. It took me a moment to figure out what the heck he was talking about.

How did you find out the sex of your baby?

Planning For a Water Birth

I might be jumping the gun, but I’m starting to think about my home waterbirth. I am planning to get the Aquaborn Birth Pool from Waterbirth Solutions.

If you had a waterbirth, what did you use? A pool? Tub? I’d love to hear what you used.


Friday 6th of July 2012

I rented the Aqua Doula for my first. Unfortunately we couldn't get it filled fast enough! It was like 1/3 full, we ran out of hot water (it was July), and I was so frustrated I couldn't be submerged that I went to my bed anyway. So my suggestions are as follows: fill it ahead of time, keep in mind how long it takes for the hot water heater to fill back up, and yes you'll want a heater even in Florida. Oh and you'll want some sort of inflatable seat as a cushion, otherwise it's uncomfortable while sitting. You might just have an extra fast labor at home!

Tanashia Roberts Huff

Sunday 8th of July 2012

I agree with Erin. My husband filled it up the night before because i had a feeling labor was coming.


Friday 6th of July 2012

I can't seem to find mine online, but it wasn't inflatable. It was great. :)


Friday 6th of July 2012

Looks great. Good pick!


Friday 6th of July 2012

Rosalie was born in the birth pool we rented from The Birth Cottage! =) Most comfortable atmosphere...on all fours! =D

Lindsey Morrow

Friday 6th of July 2012

You and Tanashia used the same one... The Aqua Doula! I've seen it in action. Looks lovely!


Friday 6th of July 2012

We gave the ultrasound tech pink and blue pieces of paper and had her put the right one in an envelope without telling us. When we got home we closed our eyes and had Cooper pull out the paper and tell us what color it was. :-)

Lindsey Morrow

Friday 6th of July 2012

That's so cute! Did Cooper "get it"?