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Gender Prediction at 12 weeks

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Hi everyone,

I had my 12 week nuchal today, and I was told by the tech and then the doctor that the baby was a girl with 95% certainty.  That certainly goes with my gut feeling, but I was surprised they could tell so early.  Has anyone else ever been told so early, and was the doctor right?  I am over 35, so I was seeing a specialist who (I suspect) has a very trained eye.  The most important thing is that the baby looks healthy so far, and for that, I am incredibly grateful since it took me almost a year to conceive this child (my third).

 

Thanks in advance for any comments.  Have a great weekend.

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Hello,  I have no idea if they can tell the gender reliably at that stage, but it must be lovely to know your baby is doing well :).  I hope someone else can chime in.

Congratulations on your pregnancy orngbiggrin.gif

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Congratulations!

post #4 of 7

one would hope that they know what they are talking about.  

However, this has been my go to site to 'peek' at what is going on with the baby week by week.

http://www.baby2see.com/development/week13.html

 

That is week 13.  

Week 12 does not say anything about external genitalia.  Week 11 says: Genitals have begun to form, but it is too early to tell the sex of the fetus

 

 

post #5 of 7

My best friend found out she was having a girl at 12 weeks from her specialist. She is a few months old now! :) 

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Ultrasound tech accurately predicted boy for for my 1st at an 12ish-week dating ultrasound performed at a university children's hospital's radiology lab.  She said something like "I'm 90% sure that baby is a boy but you might want to put off painting the room blue until a 20-week scan."

 

There is something about how the genitals present at this stage that does allow for pretty accurate gender prediction.  Apparently each gender has 3 (I think) lines in the area; one genders' are completely parallel and the other genders' lines are not are not.  I can't remember which is which.  Then I think it becomes more muddied for the next few months until closer to 17/18 weeks when the actual external genitalia look more as you would expect.

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Ultrasound tech accurately predicted boy for for my 1st at an 12ish-week dating ultrasound performed at a university children's hospital's radiology lab.  She said something like "I'm 90% sure that baby is a boy but you might want to put off painting the room blue until a 20-week scan."

 

There is something about how the genitals present at this stage that does allow for pretty accurate gender prediction.  Apparently each gender has 3 (I think) lines in the area; one genders' are completely parallel and the other genders' lines are not are not.  I can't remember which is which.  Then I think it becomes more muddied for the next few months until closer to 17/18 weeks when the actual external genitalia look more as you would expect.


Not sure how male genitalia look at the stage, but girls are three parallel lines. I had read that it was possible at that stage for someone with a good amount of experience, but I'd be hesitant to count on it until confirming with a second u/s later.
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