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How soon can we find out the sex of our baby?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: 10wks

High resolution ultrasound in the hands of a well trained tech can sometimes pick up male genitals by 10wks.
The regular ultrasound used to verify placental location & gestation is not likely to yield results until later.If the kid doesn't cooperate you may be surprised at delivery.

In brief: 10wks

High resolution ultrasound in the hands of a well trained tech can sometimes pick up male genitals by 10wks.
The regular ultrasound used to verify placental location & gestation is not likely to yield results until later.If the kid doesn't cooperate you may be surprised at delivery.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: About 18 weeks

While fetal sex determination can be done as early as 10 weeks by chorionic villus sampling for dna testing - this is an invasive procedure not in general use.
Ultrasound can be used to detect male genitalia on the fetus as early as fourteen weeks - but male parts may not be evident until sixteen weeks or later. Definitive female genitalia are not usually seen before sixteen weeks or later.

In brief: About 18 weeks

While fetal sex determination can be done as early as 10 weeks by chorionic villus sampling for dna testing - this is an invasive procedure not in general use.
Ultrasound can be used to detect male genitalia on the fetus as early as fourteen weeks - but male parts may not be evident until sixteen weeks or later. Definitive female genitalia are not usually seen before sixteen weeks or later.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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