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Is there way to specify what gender I want my child to be?

Is there way to specify what gender I want my child to be?

Gender: The short answer is no. There are some very high tech interventions, that are used in situations where the chance of passing a gender specific disease on to a child. However, there are a ton of old wives tales out there, about how to do this. It's not going to hurt anything to try them. Who knows? ...Read more

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How accurate are 12 week ultrasounds with gender? They were incorrect with my last child so just want to know if they are most likely wrong again?

How accurate are 12 week ultrasounds with gender? They were incorrect with my last child so just want to know if they are most likely wrong again?

Not very accurate: The accuracy will vary depending on the experience of the sonographer and the ability to locate the genital area on ultrasound. In one study: at 12 weeks, when the genital area was successfully visualized, gender identification was correct 92% of the time. At 13 weeks it was correct 98% of the time. **In this study a very experienced physician, not a technician, did the studies. ...Read more

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Iheard about choosing gender of child before conception by some food supp. N drugs in states.Is it true?Wat is it

Iheard about choosing gender of child before conception by some food supp. N drugs in states.Is it true?Wat is it

Boy or Girl: There are no food supplements or drugs that can select gender. Females provide an x (girl) chromosome and males can provide and x (girl) or y (boy) chromosome. So the man provides the deciding factor and it is random. ...Read more

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Is ultra sound machine child gender?

Is ultra sound machine child gender?

Odd wording: Ultrasound machines can detect features that express gender as early as 16 weeks, while many don't like to commit to it's findings until 20 wks. The success in this endeavor requires that baby cooperate and show the genitals. ...Read more

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Does the gender of an unborn child change before birth?

No: Gender is set on the day of conception. On rare occasions, if mom has medical conditions that produce certain hormones, it can affect the way a baby girl's genitalia look to make them look somewhat male, but she is still genetically a female. More likely if they said you were having one sex or the other, they made a mistake when looking at your ultrasound. ...Read more

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Is it possible identical twins can have the same gender of a child? What's the possibility?

Is it possible identical twins can have the same gender of a child? What's the possibility?

If you are asking: if two identical twins, say both are women giving birth at the same time, have a higher chance of having the same gender for their babies, then the answer is no. The probability is 50% for 1 twin mother and 50% for the other twin mother delivering both a boy, 0.5 x 0.5 = 0.25 or 25%, but adding to the same probability for a girl. So 25% both girls + 25% both boys = 50%. ...Read more

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Besides an ultrasound, are there any other relatively accurate ways to predict the gender of my child? I am currently 11wks pregnant

Besides an ultrasound,  are there any other relatively accurate ways to predict the gender of my child? I am currently 11wks pregnant

Yes & no: Yes, amniocentesis can accurately detect the sex of your child but no, it's not worth the risk to you or baby for that information. None of the old wives tales about heart rates, position, etc. Are valid. ...Read more

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If parent doesn't want to know gender of child will doctor reveal that information to grandparents. ?

If parent doesn't want to know gender of child  will doctor reveal that information to grandparents.
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Hopefully not: Unless there is a genetic or other defect that only affects one sex, there is no need to know the sex of a baby fetus. It can be exciting and suspenseful, not knowing the baby's sex until the birth. Remember that prenatal ultrasounds were only started in the 1960's. For thousands of years, a baby's sex has been a wonderful surprise at birth! ...Read more

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I'm diabetic and want to get pregnant but i don't want my child to have it. Is it possible for them not to have it if i do?

I'm diabetic and want to get pregnant but i don't want my child to have it. Is it possible for them not to have it if i do?

Not passed directly: The tendency toward developing diabetes is influenced by genetics but is not passed as you would eye color or other common traits. Infants of diabetic mothers can have related problems that can be minimized if mom's blood sugar is well controlled during pregnancy.Most will do well & not develop diabetes. <10% might develop type 1 in their lifetime. Anyone can develop type 2 if conditions are right. ...Read more