Here goes fact #17 for the 17th week of development inside the womb!

Week 17: This baby is about the size of an avocado🥑, and could fit in the palm of your hand.

The baby’s heart beats twice as fast as ours, at about 150 beats per minute 💓 . In order to generate heat in the body, brown fat must be deposited. This is a special type of fat that begins to deposit at around this time. Also, by 17 weeks, if the baby is a girl, her fallopian tubes and uterus are fully formed and in place. #40weeks40facts

Please share with your friends to help inform the public just how beautiful life is (especially pregnant friends who would like to know about the development of their baby!).