17th Week Ultrasounds - Pregnancy

Pictures of Your Baby's Development

Thumbs Up at 17 Weeks

3D Ultrasound - 17 Weeks - Thumbs Up
Photo © E. Will

Week 17! Nearly half way there, feeling good and looking forward to the rest of your pregnancy. Baby is growing big and strong, ultrasounds show lots of parts, including some girls and boys!

Some people will start finding out if they are having girls or boys via ultrasound around this time. The thought from many lay people was to be very skeptical about this at their early phase of development. The good news is that with a great machine and a well trained ultrasound person, your chances of getting the right answer are very high. Typically and ultrasound tech will be very honest about the chance of mistake, they pride themselves in being right. This might also be frustrating if your baby doesn't cooperate during the ultrasound exam and give you the pictures you're hoping for at the time.

The important thing to remember is that the goal of this ultrasound is not about finding out if you're having a girl or a boy but rather of checking to ensure that your baby has all their parts and that they are in good working order. So be prepared to get that info and everything else is icing on the cake.

You might be toying with the idea of maternity clothes. You may find that some outfits you own aren't really wearable right now. It may also depend on the time of day. Sometimes your belly shows more at the end of the day than at the beginning. So the slacks you put on this morning that were fine, are now uncomfortably tight. Don't stress, there are tricks of the trade to help you extend your clothes a bit longer.

Have you started thinking about having a baby or are you still caught up in the whole being pregnant thing? Nine months, or 40 weeks, sounds like forever when you're just a month pregnant. The truth is it can go by really quickly. I find that many women wind up essentially ignoring the second trimester, because physically they can. Don't let this be you. You don't have to do everything, but make a list and plod along. You will get enough done that you don't feel panicked when you realize at the end of your pregnancy you are about to bring home a baby!

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Way to go, baby!

17 Week Ultrasound of a Baby Girl

It's a girl! 17 week ultrasound
Photo © Amanda

It's early and hard to tell, but here is a baby girl.

Baby's Hand at 17 Weeks

Baby's Hand at 17 Weeks
Photo © Darlene

Look at the fingers on this baby's hand!

Baby Boy at Week 17

17 Week Ultrasound Photo - It's a boy! - Ultrasound Photos
Photo © Jennifer Rauch

This baby boy is 17 weeks along.

17 Week Ultrasound of a Baby's Profile

17 week profile
Photo © Jennifer

Isn't it amazing how clear the features can be?

It's a girl! (17 Weeks)

17 Week Baby Girl Ultrasound
Photo © E. Halcrow

Can you believe it? A baby girl!

17 Week Ultrasound of a Baby Girl

It's a girl! 17 Week Ultrasound
Photo © A. Merritt

Get out the pink dress - it's a girl!

Baby's Face at 17 Weeks

17 Week Baby
Photo © J. Fullerton

See my face?

Ultrasound at 17 Weeks

17 Week Ultrasound
Photo © K. Zimmerman

Ultrasound at 17 Weeks

17 Week Ultrasound
Photo © D. Patil

Ultrasound from 17 Weeks

17 Week Ultrasound
Photo © D. Patil

Whole Baby at 17 Weeks

Photo © J. Rauch

Isn't it amazing that you can see so much detail.

Ultrasound at 17 Weeks

17 Week Ultrasound - Ultrasound Photo Gallery
Photo © Jennifer Rauch

Grow baby, grow!