A 42-year-old member asked:

How 2 know the gender without ultrasound?

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Dr. Grant Linnell
Radiology 26 years experience
Genetic testing: Sampling the fetal blood or even the amniotic fluid can be done to perform genetic testing. In addition to looking for inherited diseases, the sex of the fetus can also be determined. This is more accurate but much more risky than an ultrasound.
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A 22-year-old female asked:

How to know baby gender without ultrasound?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology 29 years experience
Genetic testing: Amniocentesis or chorionic billows sampling can reveal if the fetus is a boy or girl, but this requires a needle placed through the womb to get some of the fetal cells and check their sex (x and/or y) chromosomes. Ultrasound is far easier.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 49 years experience
But amniocentesis is more invasive and hazardous than U/S - why not U/S??
Mar 26, 2014
Last updated Aug 23, 2017
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