Advances in Pregnancy Gender Determination

Babies are little angels sent from heaven to give happiness to their parents. They are looked upon and everybody expects a cute little creature, either an Adam or an Eve to cheer everybody’s life. The mother, among all, is extravagant in knowing what the gender is. She carries and take good care of the baby for nine months wondering if the little one is a blue or a pink baby.

With recent technology there are possible ways in determining the gender of the fetus before any one could guess. There’s no need of presumptions and false beliefs. Science is gaining its highest step to discovering the real beauty that is happening inside the mother’s womb.

There are some helpful tests to know the fetal gender. Cited below are possible ways to determine the baby’s gender before child birth;

1. Fetal Gender Test

This is a test performed by Diana Bianchi along with her colleague. This is a non invasive test to determine the fetal gender in as early as 7 weeks. It is also believed to test possible congenital diseases but not evidence to determine certain X-linked disease. This uses the mother’s blood for sample. This is so far the most recommended and safest way to test the fetal gender.

2. Ultrasound

This procedure is usually performed in as early as 20 weeks to view the placenta, the fetal structure, the umbilical cord and the amniotic fluid. Major abdominal defects of the mother can also be shown during Ultrasonography. You can use ultrasound earlier than 20 weeks but if your main purpose is to determine the fetal gender, you must perform it at the minimum of 20 weeks. This is performed by using high-frequency sound waves not audible to human ears and transmitted to the abdomen via a transducer to make a picture of what is inside the uterus.

3 Amniocentesis

This is an invasive procedure involving the removal of small amount of fluid in the amniotic sac.. It has risks of miscarriage and other infections because of its direct puncture to the internal home of the baby. Mostly, amniocentesis is done to determine possible birth defects especially chromosomal abnormalities such as Down’s syndrome, Rh incompatibility and much more. It is more accurate than ultrasound because it uses the fetal blood to know the fetal gender.

These are some ways to determine the fetal gender. There are even old wives tales and superstitious beliefs, but to accurately determine the fetal gender, try the above steps according to doctor’s advice.