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Interesting info on early gender determination

I have been wondering if they will be able to tell the sex of my baby next week at my NT U/S. I will be 12 wks, 4 days. This is some interesting info I found. How many of you found out in the 12 week range? I'm curious...

"On the subject of "early diagnosis of fetal gender", a recent article by B J Whitlow et al, entitled "First trimester diagnosis of gender" which appeared in the Journal: Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology 1999; 13:301
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Results showed that the overall success rate of gender identification between 12 and 14 weeks was 80% which is less than invasive karyotyping. In the transverse plane, male fetuses showed a dome shaped genital swelling with a cephalic-directed phallus and females had three or four parallel lines representing the labia. The gender of the fetus did not affect the operator
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The 172 women were all scanned transabdominally. Using a midline sagittal scan with the fetus supine and the spine parallel to the transducer face (sound lines perpendicular)
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I had my nuchal u/s at 13 weeks and told me there was about an 85% chance it was a girl.  They were right!
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Good info:) I had one at 12 weeks and they were unable to tell anything gender related..the baby is so tiny! Good luck to you!
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