(Closed) Confusion over gender and trimester dates!

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Traditionally the gender is found out during the anatomy scan at 20 weeks. Some people do request to have it done earlier, but its supposed to more accurate at 20 weeks.

Different places count the trimesters slightly differently. I always think of the 2nd trimester as starting in week 13

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@LuvMySailor:  I’m about 3 weeks behind you ๐Ÿ™‚ 

I have assumed throughout that the second trimester begins at the start of week 13? I could be wrong though. Also I’ve been told by a midwife that the baby’s gender will not be found out until about weeks 18-20, but I don’t understand this as my first scan is scheduled for week 13 and my second for week 16. Unless I get another scan after week 16? Anyway it’s likely different here in the UK. 

I wish I was done with the first trimester! Waiting on scan 1 is driving me insane! 

I hope everything goes well with your pregnancy ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you get your scan soon too ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@LuvMySailor:  You will most definitely get conflicting stories on this, as different books and websites state anywhere between week 12-week 14 as the second trimester. However, everything I read stated that week 13 as the second trimester.

The most accurate scan to find out gender is the fetal anatomy scan and it is done between weeks 18-22!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

i went by the most conservative and waited until 14w to declare myself out of the 1st trimester i can do that right??? ๐Ÿ˜‰

gender scans are typically done with the anatomy scans at 18-22w, but we went to a 3rd party clinic at 14w and found out. my friend had her NT scan at 13w and they told her they were 75% sure it was a girl.

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