Entering parenthood is a wonderfully exciting time! These are the only reliable methods for finding out the sex. Random Article.
Memories of my first labour — a hour marathon of pain, fear and Entonox-induced delirium — are somewhat hazy, but there is one moment that stands out with complete clarity: when the midwife held up my angry purple baby and said: "It's a girl. It was a moment of pure elation. Not because I had a preference for a girl — I didn't, and had been happily certain it would be a boy — but because it was the point at which this mysterious being that I had carried for nine months suddenly became a real person.
Although the formation of the vulva or penis of a baby starts occurring by the 6th week of pregnancy, girl and boy babies look quite similar during a first-trimester ultrasound and till about 14th week of pregnancy. By the 18th week, your doctor may be able to determine the sex of your baby if they are lying in a position that makes their genitals visible. You may also find out the gender of your baby by having non-invasive prenatal testing NIPT that is usually done at the 10th week of pregnancy.
Sometimes, knowing the sex of the unborn baby is desired for medical purposes. For example, when a specific genetic disease runs in the family and is gender specific. That said, most of the time, people wish to know out of pure curiosity.
Most pregnant women find out their baby's sex if they choose to know during their mid-pregnancy ultrasound scan. According to the NHS websitethe technician may not be able to tell the sex for certain if they can't get a clear view of the baby's genitals. A baby's penis or vulva begins forming as early as six weeks, b ut male and female babies still look very similar on ultrasound until about 14 weeks.
I had a boy. I had three more boys. Let me be perfectly clear, if you choose to find out the sex, I will support and cheer you all the way.
Throughout history, many parents didn't want to wait until the actual birth to find out. They'd wave crystals over the mother or consult the stars. Now, of course, there are much more accurate ways to determine gender before a baby is born.
I completely understand why all my friends chose to find out their baby's sex via sonogram, before birth. The middle-aged sonographer thought I was joking when I told her that I didn't want to know. You're the first person in months to not want to know," she said. But it wasn't that I didn't want to know.