And which mom and dad aren’t curious about the baby’s gender? For the anxious on duty, tips on how we can find out the sex of the baby even before the fourth month or the 16th week or what would be the ideal gestational age for an ultrasound and be able to visualize the male or female sex of the fully formed baby. So how about touring the world of discovery in several ways? The medical and folklore in one post, so come on!
How to know the sex of the baby? This discovery phase mixed with anxiety is a delight and during this period the possible names are also chosen, even before being sure of the baby’s sex . If you want to liven up this moment even more and start making choices before unraveling this delicious mystery, take advantage of the suggestions and tips of baby names as well as their origins and meanings.
Now let’s go to the discovery of sex and for the curious mom can use several devices, let’s start with the most scientific ones like the tests and also the fetal genital tubercle . Medicine has evolved in such a way that we can take a test to find out the sex of the baby without even having to leave the house .
Of course it doesn’t work as mathematics with a right formula, but it helps and a lot in curiosity. Laboratory test method: Fetal sexing is a safe test that gives about 97% certainty about the expected baby’s sex. The method works from the mother’s blood, if it is a boy a male chromosome will be found in the sample for the exam.
If you do not have the Y chromosome, the chances of being a girl are much greater. This method is the most accurate but still subject to some mistakes, so it is advisable to do it from the 8th week of pregnancy. Fetal sexing costs around R $ 250 to R $ 400, depending on the region and the laboratory. Investing in this exam can be worthwhile for couples who can afford it and are very anxious to know the sex of the baby.
IMPORTANT: No method is 100% reliable, not even the ultrasound exam. So before you go shopping, wait for confirmation of the baby’s gender.
The principle of the Intelligender is similar to the pharmacy test but a little more complex. It has the function of detecting the Y chromosome as well as the sexing but this time using the pregnant woman’s urine to find out the sex of the baby. If the urine turns green , it means the baby is a boy , if the urine turns orange then the baby is female . It serves well as curiosity because it tends to fail mainly if the baby is male.
The Y chromosome may not be present in that urine sample so the failure happens. The advantage of this test is that it can be done at home as a pregnancy test , but the disadvantage is the price that is similar to that of fetal sexing, at least here in Brazil. Intelligender costs around R $ 200 in Brazil. Outside it costs around U $ 30. It pays off if you can bring it from outside the country or buy from sites like Amazon for example.
Fetal Genital Tuber Method
Reason for anxiety in most mothers who do nuchal translucency, knowing the baby’s sex through this way has become easier and easier. With increasingly modern and advanced ultrasound equipment, images are clearer. Interpreting the fetal genital tubercle is not that difficult these days. As you can see in this post, the images show that to know the sex of the baby just see the inclination of the genital tubercle.
If, at an angle of 30 °, you tend to be a boy, if you are straight in relation to the spine, the greater chance of being a girl . To interpret it is necessary that the baby’s genitalia is on its side or facing. How many weeks can you tell the sex of the baby this way? Some more trained or professional eyes can identify sex even in the 12th week with a bottom-up ultrasound, an angle of the baby sitting inside the womb.
Back images are more complicated to unravel the baby’s sex. A good trick for anyone thinking about having a hunch even at 12 weeks of pregnancy or even after, is to eat chocolate 20 minutes before the exam. With the chocolate the baby will be agitated enough to open his legs and show himself to the doctor.
The baby’s heart has a higher frequency than the heart of adults. The little hearts beat faster to be able to supply the oxygenation of your body. However, the belief goes that if the beats are above 150 beats per minute (measured on an ultrasound) the baby’s sex is female, if less male.
Popular Methods to Find Out Baby Gender
The games to discover the sex of the baby are true traditions in the most superstitious families. Who has never heard of different games and methods to guess the sex of the baby? Since ancient times, these customs have extended to the present day.
Fork and Spoon Game
Do you know the fork and spoon game? Without the pregnant woman seeing, she hides under two pillows, the fork on one, the spoon on the other. The pregnant woman chooses where to sit and if she chooses the spoon, it will be a girl , if she chooses a fork, it will be a boy !
Needle and the Alliance
In the same line of popular beliefs to find out the sex of the baby, the play of the needle or ring on a hair or the thread hanging over the palm of the pregnant woman’s hand or belly, if it is a girl, if it is a boy.
Sweet or Salty
Another game to guess the baby’s sex is mom’s preference for a certain flavor, salty or sweet. If the mother wants more sweet things, the tendency is for the baby to be female. If you want more savory things, the trend is for males.
Mother’s Age + Conception Month
One contained nice math to do to find out the sex of the baby is the sum of the numbers: the mother’s age + month of fertilization until it reaches a single digit. If it results in an odd number, a boy and a girl are likely to be on the way.
Of course, most of these ways of guessing the sex of the baby before the 16th week are prone to errors, but the cool part of the thing is to play. How about getting family and friends together for a ball? Whoever loses donates a diaper pack to mom!
Questions from Readers:
Can the urine sexing test go wrong?
Yes, any exam is prone to errors and in this exam in particular a larger margin of error for male babies has been confirmed.
Can the fetal genital tubercle go wrong?
Yes, everything will depend on the professional’s experience and the sharpness of the ultrasound performed. With the advancement of technology, ultrasound exams have become increasingly clearer and easier to visualize every detail of fetal formation.
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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.