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Baby gender at how many weeks

Okay...I'm taking a poll...if you now know the gender of your baby because of an ultrasound how far along were you??  Did you find out during the NT scan???   I'm very annoyed as I had my NT scan and the tech wouldn't even take a peek for me!   I have heard various comments about finding out at NT scan and/or gestational age.   I know they'll be able to tell for sure by 20 weeks and maybe even 18 weeks.   But I'm just a bit impatient and curious.   Thanks!!



Gender determined at ____ weeks.
At NT scan?   Yes or No

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461551_tn?1328996184
Mine was a the n/t testing and I was 12w and I have very clear pics of him also. I am glad I had the test done b/c like you I would be going crazy.
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667409_tn?1309155783
Gender determined at 16 weeks.
Not at the NT scan.

I didn't even ask at the NT scan, because I figured it was too soon (I was about 11.5 weeks). But I had a follow up scan 4 weeks later, and she asked me right away if I wanted to know.

Tricia
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425962_tn?1285090058
I found out at 14+3... the tech wouldn't even guess at the NT scan, as both boys and girls still have a "nub" at that stage. However, at 14+3 doc was pretty certain its a boy! most docs like to wait til atleast 16/18 weeks tho. I've had my doc for over 12 years, so he peeked for me... Good Luck!
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685473_tn?1247229521
I found out at 17 weeks with an ultrasound. We had the tech look and the doctor both saying a boy. It was very clear.
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I found out at 12w+2d at 1st Trimester Screening (where NT scan was also done).. Doctor told us with 80% certainty that we were having 2 girls.

We had a CVS done as well and it confirmed with 100% certainty that my doctor was right.  We are having 2 girls.
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I found out at 16 wks.  I had an ultrasound done.
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456039_tn?1302663748
18+3 weeks perfect money shot. even my Mom and I could tell it was a boy before the tech told us! LoL. Ultrasound at 13+3 the tech wouldnt even guess, way too small i guess
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544906_tn?1291349005
15w 1d ... through u/s and it was a pink team "guess"
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178698_tn?1228777938
Okay....thanks!! Darn...I'm convince now that if you found out before 16 weeks on the ultrasound then you  got lucky and/or had a nice tech!  

I guess I was feeling a little cheated by the tech at my NT done on 13w1d.  I know it would have been pushing it and I would have been lucky if they could tell.  But he wouldn't even try.  

Now that I am 14 weeks. I just have to decide if I want to pay $75 for a non-diagnostic one or tough it out until the 18 week ultrasound.  My next OB appt is on the 23rd.  Maybe I will be lucky and they'll check me out!    I don't know why I'm so impatient!!


With my first baby, of course I wanted to know, but they made me suffer!! That was in late 1989.   And they only did one ultrasound and it was way too early to tell at that point.   So I didn't find out until he was born!!   I did find out with my second one, but for the life of me I can't recall when it was.  

Thank for your help...it's greatly appreciated!

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i had 16 weeks scan and dint find out she told me its to early but it was done at urologist office:(

waiting for 20 wks us
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661911_tn?1292349402
I found out at 12 w 2 days on my NT test.
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178698_tn?1228777938
I want your guy to do my ultrasound!!
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When I found out at 12w+2s, it wasn't with just a normal Ultrasound TEch, it was one of with a prenatal specialist doctor who has a qualification that very few in all of Germany have.  I didnt think it was possible to find out that early, but this specialist doctor (and his U/S equipment) was waaaaay better than my normal doctor.  I am not surprised that a normal U/S tech tells you that is too early....I think it is depending on the person doing the U/S and the equipment that they have.  I think "normally" the earliest you usally find out is 16th week.  That is how far I was in my last pregnancy.
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I found out at 12 week NT scan~  they felt pretty confident one's a girl and the other is "possibly a boy"  But, they are twins, and they clearly look different.  I think they are right.  And I'm thrilled!

I think it depends on the person doing the scan.  The dr. did mine ~ he's a maternal fetal medicine doctor.   I guess maybe when a tech does the scan, they might get in trouble if they make an incorrect call.  Just a guess.
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I say fork out the $75 bucks, girl!!  You'll be so relieved once you know.  It will be worth every penny.  $75 isn't so bad really, cheaper than most places!  And I can't imagine having to wait until your 18 week u/s!  
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178698_tn?1228777938
I may do it.....I won't tell my DH thought...he'd try to talk me out of it.   That's just two weeks away.  Other than the fact that I'm impatient, I'd like to know because it will help in picking out baby stuff...I don't want gender neutral....blah!!  

DH and I found ourselves at Babies R US, and we walked out of there with nothing.  I thought I could get the baby toiletries for a lot less at walmart, but we just wandered around and looked at a few things and decided it would be better if we knew what the baby was going to be. I was suprised, however, at how expensive things were!  Last time I baby shopped was in 1990 and 1995.  
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Hi, I see your having twins in August as well. I was just wondering if at the 12week scan, your babies had the same heart rate and were the same size? I'm having non-identicle twins, yet they were the same size and heart rate. I would love a boy and a girl, but they couldn't tell at 12 weeks yet. The Ultra-sound tech thinks they might be they same sex because they have the same heart rate....
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Hey TwinsMamma,

You should also come to the new multiples forum :  http://www.medhelp.org/forums/show/343?camp=msc&personal_page_id=33827
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128458_tn?1286480387
found out at 16w 2days - it's a girl!
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689265_tn?1251133687
i'm finding out tomorrow via a gender scan at babybond, otherwisei'd have waited till i was 21 weeks
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425962_tn?1285090058
The error rate of determining fetal gender at 12w is 50/50, and I can guess for you for free and have the same odds of getting it right... i wouldn't trust anything until closer to 16/18 weeks. go to this site

http://baby2see.com/gender/external_genitals.html  

to see what I mean... good luck!
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667409_tn?1309155783
Is that true for the higher-level ultrasound machines, also? I know there's a difference in machine quality, so I wonder if the error rate remains the same?

Tricia
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We found out at our 19 week ultrasound...its a boy! I did not have the NT scan.
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519661_tn?1264519808
i am hoping to find out today...i am 16wks 3days and i am trying to figure out a way for my obgyn to take a little "peek"!!  lol  he has the machine right in his office and is a specialist in his field!!  anyone got any ideas of how i can bring up the subject?!?  i feel so sneaky!!  lol
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I never thought it was possible to tell so early, but after my experience in this pregnancy, I changed my mind.

But I definately think it depends on the person doing the ultrasound and their abilities ; the ultrasound equipment and positioning of the baby.

Even on Mayoclinics website it says "Week 11: Baby's sex may be apparent" but I highly doubt that my normal doctor would have been able to tell us the sex at 12w+2d like our specialist did.  He is amazing and has an fabulous ultrasound machine.
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We haven't found out yet but finally get the ultrasound in 2 weeks on the 25th. i will be almost 20 weeks by then....We can't wait to find out...this is soooooo frustrating waiting...good luck to yu
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425962_tn?1285090058
y'know, honestly, i'm not sure about "higher-level machines", i have done a lot of research on the subject, and the link I provided above seems to be the most agreed upon information. The ingender.com site has a lot of interesting info about 2d vs 3d and so on. you should check it out. fun stuff!
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I checked out the link Jaxx mentioned.  That's a really great site, Jaxx, thanks for the link!  But I understood it to say that at 11 weeks, a guess is 50/50 but by 12 weeks the accuracy goes up significantly.  Other sites have said between 80-98% accuracy at 12 weeks based on genital tuburcle.  
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178698_tn?1228777938
I've read that the higher quality machines make a difference.   But I read it on the internet and unfortunately you can't believe everything you read  :(
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Hi, i'm not finding out i'm leaving it a surprise. I have a boy and a girl so really doesn't bother me. I'm so surprised to see how many on here that have found out. I found out the sex for my second one because i was hoping for a girl and i got it but not this time i really don't care as long as it's healthy.
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I'm hoping to find out at my big ultrasound, scheduled for March 23rd.  I will be 17 weeks and a few days at that point.
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519661_tn?1264519808
i went in on wednesday and i have to wait until april 8th to find out what the little peanut is!!  4 more wks.  ugghh...i guess i have waited this long, so what's another month!?! lol
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425962_tn?1285090058
you're welcome - fun site huh! I'm addicted to it... Its been a great way to pass the time for me.
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