Post # 1
Wednesday begins my 12th week! I’m so excited!! I can already “feel” Baby Sailer on my bladder. I feel ‘pressue” in my lower abdomen that reminds me daily our little cupcake is baking!
I have been to babycenter, what to expect, various websites and need help with this:
Does the 2nd trimester start at week 13 or 14 or Week 13 and 2 days?
Will we find out our babies gender during week 14 or 16?
I am so excited either way!!!!!!!!!
Post # 3
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
@LuvMySailor: I’m about 3 weeks behind you 🙂
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 🙂 I hope you get your scan soon too 🙂
Post # 5
@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 # 6
@Irish-bride: I hope everything goes well with you too!
I had a scare though. At my first visit, Baby Sailor was measuring small. So the doctor changed my due date. At my 2nd visit, they were measuring normal size. I’ve been given three different due dates hahaha because my little cupcake was teasing us. Their heartbeat is strong and Im thankful. My next appointment is Tuesday the 21st!
Post # 7
i went by the most conservative and waited until 14w to declare myself out of the 1st trimester i can do that right??? 😉
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.