How To Determine Your Baby's Gender As Early As Possible
How trustworthy can a gender prediction test be? They have been around for centuries, with various degrees of accuracy. While some old wives' tales regarding gender predictor tests can be fun to try, they're not always reliable. There are a few reliable ways to determine your fetal sex as early as possible. For some parents boy or girl, don't care. But, If you're not one of those expectant parents and are curious about how to find out your baby's gender, keep reading! We will discuss some of the most popular methods for determining your baby's sex.
What makes the sex of a baby?
The sex of a baby, boy or girl, is determined by the 23rd pair of chromosomes. This pair is made of one chromosome from the father and one chromosome from the mother. The father's sperm contains the male Y chromosome which determines if it's a boy or a girl. If the sperm contains an X chromosome, the baby will be female. If the sperm contains a Y chromosome, then the baby will be male. The mother's egg always contains an X chromosome, so the father's sperm determines whether the baby will be XX (female) or XY (male).
Nevertheless, it should be noted that in rare cases, chromosomal abnormalities in the number or structure of chromosomes (chromosomal disorders) can result in babies being born with both male and female anatomy (a condition known as intersex). In such cases, genetic testing may be required.
How can you find out your baby's gender?
There are a few different ways that you can determine your baby's gender. The primary 4 are Ultrasound, Amniocentesis, Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS for short), or through noninvasive prenatal testing (Blood test / DNA test).
A gender reveal ultrasound is a test performed during pregnancy that uses sound waves to create an image of the developing baby. The ultrasound can be used to detect the baby's development, heartbeat, size, and position in the womb. It can also be used to find out your baby's gender.
While most ultrasound tests are performed during the second trimester, some may be done earlier in pregnancy. Baby ultrasounds are considered safe for both you, mother and baby, and no special preparation is required.
The ultrasound technician will apply gel to the mother's abdomen and then move a handheld device called a transducer over her skin. The transducer emits sound waves that pass through the gel and bounce off the baby's body. These reflected sound waves are converted into electrical signals that create a picture of the baby on a monitor where your baby's genitals can be spotted.
The amniocentesis test involves inserting a needle into the amniotic sac, which is the sac that surrounds the fetus and contains amniotic fluid. A small sample of fluid is then removed and analyzed for the presence of male chromosomes or female chromosomes. An Amniocentesis test is typically performed during the second trimester of pregnancy, and the test result is usually available within a week.
Although an amniocentesis test is considered to be a very accurate way to determine a baby's sex, it carries a small risk of miscarriage. As such, it is typically only used when there is a medical reason to do so, such as if there is a family history of certain genetic disorder/chromosomal abnormalities.
Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS)
The chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS) test involves taking a sample of the chorionic villi, which are finger-like projections that make up the placenta. The sample is then analyzed for the presence of male chromosomes or female chromosomes. CVS test is usually performed between 10 and 12 weeks of pregnancy, and it is considered to be very accurate.
However, there is a small risk of miscarriage associated with the procedure. If you are interested in having a CVS test, be sure to discuss it with your doctor's office to see if it is right for you.
Blood Test / Early Gender DNA Test
If you want to know your baby's gender before they're born, the most reliable method is a DNA baby gender test. This type of test is typically done during the first trimester by providing a small DNA sample collected in a small test tube, and it can usually provide accurate test results within a few days.
There are two types of blood tests that can be used to predict your baby's sex: the cell-free DNA screening test and the serum screening test, both are considered noninvasive prenatal testing.
The cell-free DNA screening test looks for fragments of the fetal DNA in the mother's blood. The serum screening test measures hormone levels in the mother's blood.
Both of these tests provide over 99% accurate results when determining fetal sex.
There are a number of different ways to determine if you are having a boy or a girl before they're born. While gender prediction tests are fun, they're still a guessing game.
Here at Baby Bloom Ultrasound, we're specialized in gender determination and you can opt-in for an early gender DNA test at just 6 weeks into pregnancy with a simple blood test and can get your test results the next day! You can also combine your test with our 2D/3D/4D HD Ultrasound gender determination confirmation viewing sessions.
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