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When can I find out my baby's gender?



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many parents find out their baby's sex

during their mid pregnancy ultrasound

usually done between 16 and 20 weeks

however if the ultrasound technicians

view is blocked there are a few other

ways to determine your baby's sex first

non-invasive prenatal testing is a blood

test that detects tiny amounts of baby

DNA in the mother it can be done as

early as 10 weeks and can reveal sex in

addition to some common chromosomal

abnormalities some parents find out

their baby's sex when their doctor

orders a chorionic villus sampling

otherwise known as CBS or M neo

synthesis tests these tests are usually

offered for women who are at higher risk

of having a baby with chromosomal

problems but the tests will also reveal

the baby's gender CBS is typically done

at 10 to 13 weeks and an amnio is

typically done at 16 to 20 weeks a lot

of patients ask me if these tests ever

report the wrong gender on rare occasion

with ultrasound the umbilical cord

between the legs can look a lot like a

penis with the ni PT blood test results

are rarely incorrect but errors are

possible I should mention that there are

also at-home gender kits advertised

online that claim to be able to predict

your baby's sex but there's no

scientific evidence that these tests

really work some parents choose not to

find out their baby's sex in advance and

relish that moment of surprise at birth

others are chomping at the bit to know

as soon as possible whichever way you go

you're in for an adventure

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