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Doctor insights on: At What Stage In Pregnancy Is Gender Determined

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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How soon in a pregnancy can u tell the gender of the babe?

How soon in a pregnancy can u tell the gender of the babe?

18 -20 weeks: By ultrasound a baby's gender can be determined as of 16 weeks, better at 18 to 20 weeks. ...Read more

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Can I know my baby gender in 7th month of pregnancy on altrasound?

Can I know my baby gender in 7th month of pregnancy on altrasound?

YES: Correct visualization of any fetal part depends of a host of factors such as fetal position, amount of and thickness of the abdominal wall, Gender can be determined as early as 11 to 12 weeks ...Read more

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Is there any side effects (as like pregnancy or something etc) by eating semen of opposite gender?

Is there any side effects (as like pregnancy or something etc) by eating semen of opposite gender?

No: You can not get pregnant by eating or ingesting semen. It is possible to get sexually transmitted diseases from that route, however, so you do need to be careful. Have candid discussions with your partners before you enjoy! Good luck. ...Read more

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At 16 weeks of pregnancy can a 3rd ultrasound detect the gender?

At 16 weeks of pregnancy can a 3rd ultrasound detect the gender?

At about 20 weeks: Gender is best seen at 18-20 weeks gestation. This is also the time the anatomy scan is usually done. In some cases, the gender can be seen earlier and in still others, we still cannot see it due to the position of the baby and other factors regardless of how far along you are. In general, they can check for gender at 18-20 weeks when they do the anatomy scan. ...Read more

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Is pregnancy week 10 ultrasound for male gender prediction trust worthy?

Is pregnancy week 10 ultrasound for male gender prediction trust worthy?

Pregnancy ultrasound: Utrasounds have improved over the years but at 10 weeks gender identification is not reliable. ...Read more

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Can ultrasound give us accurate baby gender report within 12 weeks of pregnancy, or any error could be possible? Kindly explain me

Can ultrasound give us accurate baby gender report within 12 weeks of pregnancy, or any error could be possible? Kindly explain me

Sometimes: 12 weeks is little early but sometimes the gender can be seen. It really depends on the technician, the quality of the sonogram machine and the position of the baby. You can discuss the specifics with your doctor who ordered your sonogram. IF there is uncertainty you may want to repeat it when the baby is a little further along ...Read more

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Can ultrasound give us accurate baby gender report within 12 weeks of pregnancy, or any error margin could be possible? Kindly explain me

Can ultrasound give us accurate baby gender report within 12 weeks of pregnancy, or any error margin could be possible? Kindly explain me

Same answer: The answer is the same as the previous version of this question. Sometimes it is possible to see gender this early and sometimes not. It depends on the skill of the sonographer, the quality of the machine and the position of the baby. Often with early sonograms the recommendation is to repeat it later on when the genitalia can be seen easier. ...Read more

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How many months exactly is my pregnancy now if my last period started last may 18? Can I also know my baby's gender by now? Pls. Advise. Thnks!

How many months exactly is my pregnancy now if my last period started last may 18? Can I also know my baby's gender by now? Pls. Advise. Thnks!

Dating pregnancy: If the first day of your last period was 5/18/14, you are 13 2/7 weeks pregnant with a due date of February 23, 2015. Nine weeks is about 2 months, so you are about 3 months. It is a little early for gender, and remember that there are no 100 percents in medicine. ...Read more

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I've had total 7 ultrasounds with my pregnancy beacuse of bleeding I had is it true its bad for the baby iam having another coming up to see gender?

I've had total 7 ultrasounds with my pregnancy beacuse of bleeding I had is it true its bad for the baby iam having another coming up to see gender?

Safe when done right: My understanding of ultrasounds is that when they're done properly, they are safe. Ultrasounds are not like x-rays in which radiation is used. If an ultrasound probe is left in one spot for a very extended period of time, it could potentially raise the temp of the scanned tissue, but it is unclear if that has any ill effect. Recommend you pose this good? To the radiologist before the next u/s. ...Read more

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Navel poped out during pregnancy tells about gender boy or girl?

Navel poped out during pregnancy tells about gender boy or girl?

Normal at some stage: Not all women pop but most do - and no - it does not reveal the gender of the baby. Now, it is easy to determine that for most OBGYN doctors - ultrasound may show the genitals too. But this was just an idea people had. No more. Best wishes for your birth. ...Read more

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How accuate a normal ultrasound in predicting baby gender 12.5 weeks aftet pregnancy. Gyn. Said he believes baby boy. How accurate in percentage plz?

How accuate a normal ultrasound in predicting baby gender 12.5 weeks aftet pregnancy. Gyn. Said he believes baby boy. How accurate in percentage plz?

Maybe, maybe not: The equipment may be formed by 12.5 wks but most will not stake their reputation on a reading that early, confirmation around 18-20 wks would be nice. In any case, if the equipment doesn't come out to be found, it can be missed. I've had parents paint the nursery for a girl based on us & get a surprise at delivery. ...Read more

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I have diamniotic monochorionic pregnancy. Will it be a boy or a girl type or will it be same gender type?

I have diamniotic monochorionic pregnancy. Will it be a boy or a girl type or will it be same gender type?

Identical twins: Identical twins (also called paternal) created from one sperm fertilizing one egg to form one zygote which then divides into two separate and identical embryos. So it will be the same gender type and have all identical features. Congratulations on your happy news! ...Read more

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Can one tell the baby's gender by looking at the ultrasound report film obtained at 18 weeks 6days of pregnancy from level 2 scan.

Can one tell the baby's gender by looking at the ultrasound report film obtained at 18 weeks 6days of pregnancy from level 2 scan.

Maybe, maybe not: Many practitioners feel confident with gender determination at 18-19 weeks. The equipment is present earlier but not always in a position that allows a good view. ...Read more

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My wife is in week 16 of her pregnancy. Any signs of whether she could be carrying a boy or girl? We hope to find out the gender in 3 weeks.

My wife is in week 16 of her pregnancy. Any signs of whether she could be carrying a boy or girl? We hope to find out the gender in 3 weeks.

No--but enjoy trying: I think folks have been trying to answer this question for thousands of years--and there are plenty of methods that people suggest. But it appears that none of them (short of blood testing, or amnio) are any more reliable than a coin toss. And although ultrasound studies are pretty accurate, I've had a few dozen families who were certain of a baby's gender based on the ultrasound...But surprised. ...Read more

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How accurate is ultrasound at 16 weeks pregnancy for gender detection if baby cooperate. Is it 80% or 85% or 95%. Based on experience and medical papers?

Depends on fetus: 16 weeks is quite early, and there is never a guarantee. If the fetus spreads it's legs and is in the right position for the us technologist, it can be very easy to tell the gender. If the fetus does not cooperate, then the accuracy goes down, to just guessing or flipping a coin (50%).

It is easier to tell at 20 weeks or so (everything is bigger). Ask the tech how confident they are. ...Read more

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How accurate is ultrasound done at 18 weeks pregnancy in determining baby gender if baby cooperate. Gyn saif 100% boy. Can he still be mistaken?

How accurate is ultrasound done at 18 weeks pregnancy in determining baby gender if baby cooperate. Gyn saif 100% boy. Can he still be mistaken?

Always: Mistakes on gender using ultrasound are always possible. I have delivered an 18 weeks stillborn whose sex could not be determined by looking at the genitalia. About the best time for determining gender, realistically, is about 24 weeks by ultrasound. ...Read more

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Pregnancy ultrasound for gender prediction? Some says by 12/14/16/18/20 weeks. When genitials are completly formed actually? Why different answers?

Shades of grey.: While gender can be determined at 12 weeks it is harder to do and more likely to be wrong. Gender determination at 20 weeks is easier and less likely to be wrong. ...Read more

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If ultrasound shows us beby girl gender in 13 weeks pregnancy, is that possible gender can change in 20 weeks pregnancy? Dr says depends on anatomy.

If ultrasound shows us beby girl gender in 13 weeks pregnancy, is that possible gender can change in 20 weeks pregnancy? Dr says depends on anatomy.

Gender determined: A baby does not change gender. If the baby is a girl it is a girl. If it is a boy it is boy. 13 weeks is early to determine the gender via sonogram. Most likely your doctor will recommend repeating the sonogram when the pregnancy is further along ...Read more

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I’ve been told not to gender select my first pregnancy bc of “Mother Nature”. Is it ethically wrong to gender select via IVF? I mean, is it inhumane?

Gender selection: Gender selection is a very personal matter. There is no "inhumanity" issue, and it is only a personal ethical issue with potential parents. So far there is no law which prohibits this kind of selection process. ...Read more

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Hi If ultrasound shows us beby girl gender in 13 weeks pregnancy, is that possible gender can change in 20 weeks pregnancy? Dr says depend on anatomy

Hi If ultrasound shows us beby girl gender in 13 weeks pregnancy, is that possible gender can change in 20 weeks pregnancy? Dr says depend on anatomy

Gender won't change: The earlier it is in a pregnancy, the harder it is to determine. Since the gender is determined at conception (I think), it won't change. So, it's more like the radiologist/tech wasn't sure earlier, and became more sure later on. ...Read more

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Estrogen level high at 1094 in wk 6 of IVF pregnancy. Does this affect gender development of brain and sex organs of fetus? Should I decrease estrogen

Estrogen level high at 1094 in wk 6 of IVF pregnancy. Does this affect gender development of brain and sex organs of fetus? Should I decrease estrogen

Follow instructions: Best follow your infertility specialist's instructions. Because of the medications you received to stimulate ovulation, it is not unusual for your estrogen levels to be high. ...Read more