Post # 1
I’m so excited to finally be posting here! My EDD is April 2nd, and we had our first doctor’s appointment yesterday. I had been under the impression that you typically do not get to find out the sex of your baby until 16-20 weeks, but yesterday we were informed that you can find out as early as 11 weeks- which seems crazy early to me.
Anyway— when did you all find out?? Are you finding out??
Post # 2
I think I was somewhere bewteen 16 and 20 weeks each time, when I had my big, level 2 U/S….
Post # 3
Congrats on your pregnancy!
For me, I found out with my DD around 20 weeks. With this baby, we’re waiting until birth.
With ultrasound, early determination on the sex is usually not something you can tell before 16 weeks, UNLESS your ultrasound tech knows nub theory, which is relatively new: http://www.baby2see.com/gender/external_genitals.html
There are however, some blood tests that can now determine the sex early as well, but most of the time those are only offered to high-risk or people over 30. They’re typically used to detect birth defects, but can also tell the sex.
Post # 4
We found out just over 14 weeks but it was a private, 3D ultrasound place because my midwife group screwed up and never got me on the schedule for the 12w NT scan and the next scan was the 20w and I was too impatient for that.
Post # 5
I found out at 15+3 with an elective scan at a private place. It was awesome!
Post # 6
At our 21 week ultrasound. We could have done an elective one earlier but we decided to wait until baby was a big bigger to get better photos. We’re doing our elective one when I’m 31 weeks.
Post # 7
Congrats! We found out at 20 weeks. I wouldn’t have elected sooner. I wanted to keep my US to a minimum, and we wanted a clear picture.
Post # 8
MrsSD: We found out at our 21 wk anatomy U/S.. I asked at the 13 week one and he laughed at me and said no way… Good luck!
Post # 9
20 weeks for all three of my pregnancies– they wont do them earlier unless you are having complications and the garentee of seeing things isnt great the earlier in pregnancy…
Post # 10
MrsSD: From what I understand, you MIGHT be able to guess at the sex of the baby as early as 11/12 weeks, but it’s not nearly as reliable as what you’ll see at 18-20 weeks.
By the way, congrats! You should come join our April due date group – lots of ladies going through the same stuff and sharing all our excitements and concerns 🙂
Post # 11
Hmm..I found out at 15w6 days at an ultrasound (supposed to be NT scan, originally). It looked like a girl but she wouldn’t confirm 100%, I guess because I wasn’t 16 weeks? But they confirmed a girl at my 20 week scan.
I think you can take a good guess at 11/12 weeks if you get the right type picture from the ultrasound (that is the nub theory) but I certainly wouldn’t go buy pink or blue stuff based off of that. It’s not as reliable as 16-20 week ultrasounds.
If you have certain types of (blood) testing done they can tell you that early though, for sure. They aren’t widely used here yet it seems.
Post # 12
MrsSD: Ive heard sometimes they take a guess at that point but in reality its still 50/50 because both male and female sex organs still look the same at that point (female protrudes a bit and can often be mistaken for a nub) lol. Unless your having a very clear 3D u/s or a blood test then I would just take what they say with a grain of salt until closer to 16-20 weeks
Post # 13
We are planning to do the Harmony/Materni21 blood screening at the 11 week mark to screen for Trisomy 21, 18, and 13. It also happens to be 99% accurate at gender determination since it analyzes chromosomes instead of going off an ultrasound.
Post # 14
We found out via blood test at 13 weeks, (they offer the test as early as 9 weeks, but we just had the draw done at my 12 week appointment since we were at the OB office anyway). The blood test is to check for chromosomal abnormalities, but since they are looking at chromosomes they can tell gender. Because I am not high-risk, (I am under 35 and no family history), we will probably have to pay out of pocket for it, but it was under $200 even if insurance won’t cover it.
For those not familiar, it’s a non-invasive procedure. They draw blood from your arm, then seperate the maternal DNA from the fetal DNA. It’s NOT considered a dianostic test, but it can tell you if you need to go through further testing.
Post # 15
My OB did mention that with the high-tech sono machines now a days the babies gender can be deteremined as early as 13w.
I however wouldn’t want to know that early, I’d rather wait a few more weeks and let the baby develop more so that it’s a 100% no doubt about it type of thing. They were able to deteremine our babies gender at my 17w appt, the sono tech wrote the gender inside an envelope. My OB did a sono at my 19w appt and also determined the gender and wrote it inside an evelope. We planned a gender reveal party on DHs 28th birthday which happened to fall on the same day I turned 20w … we had fingers crossed that both envelopes said the same thing and they did … GIRL! We’ve had two sono’s since and it is clear as day deff a girl.