Earliest you can get a GENDER SCAN

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Second Trimester' started by Loki, Dec 26, 2009.

  1. Loki

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    My wife had an ultrasound at 11w 6d for down syndrome check. That scan went well. The technician told us "I have and idea what your baby's sex might be, but lets wait a bit to be sure." Now I am going crazy and cant wait. I think it may be a boy because, by my logic, it would be easier to tell if its a boy at 11 weeks that if it were a girl, but that may be my wishful thinking.

    So, we have another appt at 17 weeks for a second round of bloodowork, and a gender scan at 20 weeks. I am thinking, maybe we can ask for a gender scan at 17 weeks, but I wonder if 17 weeks is too early to tell.

    What say you all?
     
  2. mamato2more

    mamato2more Number 9 on the way

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    Too early. The girl parts stick out at that point too. I would never trust a scan earlier than 16 weeks.
     
  3. scotsgirl

    scotsgirl mother of 3 xx

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    i think u can tell earlier but most docs dont want to say just incase theres a small chance they get it wrong. i think they wait til a certain date so there is no mistaking the outcome
     
  4. Loki

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    Guess we'll have to wait until Feb. But i heard girl parts really dont stick out like boy parts, which is why its easier to tell early on.
     
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  6. lili24

    lili24 Preggers with #2!

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    We found out at 16 weeks we are having a girl. So they should be able to see at 17 weeks if the baby is in a good position x
     
  7. honeygrl

    honeygrl Well-Known Member

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    At 11 weeks both girl parts and boy parts stick out and look exactly alike! There is supposed to be a way to tell at that point by seeing the angle that the nub points but it's not really proven to be correct and it's really hard to get right because the difference in angle is so slight.

    17 weeks would be late enough to find out though so you may be able to tell then!
     
  8. 6lilpigs

    6lilpigs Well-Known Member

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    Loki, have you posted your scan piccies anywhere, we may able to guess for you.
     
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    6lilpigs Well-Known Member

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    ooooo, thankyou, give me a min, I'll have a nosey and be right back!!!!!!!!
     
  11. 6lilpigs

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    Right Loki, this is going to be a long post!!
    Firstly, shoot the camera man!!!!!!!! lol
    Secondly, what your going to need to do for more expert opinions is post your pic and video links over here https://www.in-gender.com/cs/forums/95.aspx

    This sight specialises in guessing gender from NT ultrasounds!! they will refer to babies nub, there are links at the top of the section your posting in that will explain the nub more, if not let me know and I'll give you a run down if I'm still online.

    Put the gestation that you think baby was and the gestation the scan lady told you.

    Personally, ........My money is on PINK !!!!! But you have a tricky nub on your hands. If you stop your film at 1.00 (the time seems to count backwards on your film, is that right?) You will see a flat white line which is running at the same angle as the flat white line below it. This to me says girl. Especially as baby legs are quite tucked up, it makes it look quite angled, BUT, in that shot it shows spine and nub !!! I promise you will soon be addicted to nubs and in-gender lol, see you overthere for some more opinions.
     
  12. 6lilpigs

    6lilpigs Well-Known Member

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    P.S. Do you have the blood results back from your NT scan, they were taken maybe just afteryour scan?
     
  13. Loki

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    Yeah. 1 in 10,000 chance of downs. Are you sure it looks girlish? I was hoping for a boy!!!
     
  14. 6lilpigs

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    Do you have the paper work to hand? If so you want to look for the beta HcG MoM number Around 1.00 is an indicator of a boy and over 1.18 is an indicator of a girl. My last girl was 1.42 and my current bump is 1.85 so I'm thinking pink for me again, i too was after a blue one this time:baby: But this is all just guessing!! And nothing but delivery is 100%:dohh:

    The ladies on In-Gender really know their business, the main opinions you want are Charliecats and Nicholerh, they are both ultrasound techs, BUT, its a bit slow over there at the minute due to xmas. I'd say make a post and keep checking in.
     
  15. Loki

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    I just joined and made a post. Man I HOPE its a boy!!!!!!!
     
  16. 6lilpigs

    6lilpigs Well-Known Member

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    They will probably, definately tell you at your 17 week scan, hope you hear blue, fingers x'ed, then one of us can be playing trucks next summer!!
     
  17. 6lilpigs

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    Found your post!! Just give the ladies time to respond.

    Did you have that beta number?
     
  18. Mrs G

    Mrs G Lily and Tommy's mummy

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    What if it's not?!? One thing you can do nothing about I'm afraid!
     
  19. Loki

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    thanks for your help! :happydance:
     
  20. Loki

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    No I dont have the beta number
     

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