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I am aware that 20 weeks is the standard time frame for a routine ultrasound and you usually find out of the gender of your child (if you want to know). I am curious to see if anyone has had the gender accurately detected earlier than 20 weeks? I am going in for an ultrasound around 15 1/2 weeks and we have four girls so we are anxious to see if we might have son this time.
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I found out at 12 weeks that I was having a boy. I see a perionatolosit though and they have an awesoem sono machine. She told me she was 95% sure. I am weeks now and can't wait to meet my littls boy!
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If I remember right we had one at 16 weeks w/ DD1, on the office us and they guessed female.

Then again I had a friend who through her entire pregnancy they said girl (many u/s cause his position was sorry) It wasn't till she was there to give birth that one tech said male, the rest still said female. She turned out to be a He

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I also found out at the perinatologist's office, using a very detailed u/s machine (I have to have pretty detailed u/s at every appointment). I found out we were having a girl at 14 weeks...and have seen plenty of confirmation in the u/s that happened afterwards.

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12 weeks. If they do a genital tubercle angle measurement, the chances are pretty high as to accuracy, especially for a girl.

Here's some info on it:

http://www.ob-ultrasound.net/genderfaq.html

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at 11.5 weeks the guy was pretty sure. at 12.5 weeks a different doc was nearly positive (even i could tell and i'm terrible at reading u/s). every u/s thereafter has confirmed boy.

now watch...i'll have a girl !!
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I was 17 weeks last time around with DS. I've personally known people to find out correctly as early as 15 weeks. I did have a friend who was told at 13 weeks it was a boy by a tech & then a doctor who came in afterward to check things out...only to find out about 8 weeks later that it was in fact a girl.
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I found out I was having a girl at my 16 week appt. I haven't had the baby yet, so I guess I can't say for sure that it's correct, but I've had 4 more sonograms since then and she's still looking like a girl! The last one was at 24 weeks and I had the tech check again to be sure.

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We found out this time at 15 weeks that he's a boy, it was so clear even I could see "boy parts" before the dr told me and I was pretty clueless when I was watching u/s's of DD (we found out with her at 18w). It was on a pretty old u/s machine too just in the office and we've had it confirmed at 20 weeks, 27 weeks, and 30 weeks. The 3D/4D u/s at 27 weeks was the one that made it the most obvious though and finally convinced DH.
Anyway at 15 1/2 weeks if the positioning is good I would say it's possible since we found out at 15 weeks!
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12 weeks. If they do a genital tubercle angle measurement, the chances are pretty high as to accuracy, especially for a girl.

Here's some info on it:

http://www.ob-ultrasound.net/genderfaq.html
yep. It's not if there is a dangle,it's the angle. It's actually pretty insteresting.
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My son's girlfriend is 17 wks and had an ultrasound today. It was very, very, very obvious that she's carrying a boy. And he's not a shy boy
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12 weeks. Very obviously (even to my eyes) a boy. To be sure, I asked the doctor if it was possible that what I was seeing was a clitoris and he said no way.

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yep, at 11-12 weeks, but I don't know "what" yet. I know it's accurate because last week, we had another (38w), and he made the comment that "the gender hasn't changed".

The key with an accurate early u/s is that it really needs to be a high-tech machine, not your average doctor's office machine, and the person looking really needs to be experienced. Our u/s was done at a doctor who works specifically with high risk mothers - I don't consider myself high risk, but age made me a wee bit nervous, so we went for the nuchal fold screen, and I wanted the best doctor in town.

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Thank you all so much! This is very helpful. I'll keep my fingers crossed and hope they can tell when I go in. I'll let you know how it goes. My husband's brother just found out yesterday they are having a girl so that makes 7 girls and 0 boys so far in this generation. We shall see...
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My sis is a day overdue and went for an US last week (she fell). They said they thought it might be a boy not a girl. She went today and the us tech said definately a girl. Its not an exact science to say the least

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