Originally Posted by kibba
So when did you find out with past babies or this baby if you have?
Some people can see earlier but the quality of the machine has a LOT to do with it, as does the position of the baby.
We're lucky in that the hospital we're going through has a brand spanking new imaging center. My baby's very clear gender is visible here
... and here's another shot in profile of the whole baby
I can't help showing these to everyone.) If you have a choice where you go, call each place and see how new their machines are. And hope that baby cooperates!
From what I've heard 20 weeks is average, and if they get a good view, it's very accurate at that point. The concern if you check a lot earlier is whether it's accurate--and if you're checking for gender-related issues, you want to wait until you have a better shot at accuracy, since many doctors will do only one ultrasound now.