how many wks can u find out sex

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  1. juliespencer9

    juliespencer9 Well-Known Member

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    hi all.
    just wondering what it the earliest in weeks that you can find out the sex of baby?
    i know its 20 wks in nhs but if i go private how soon can they see the sex?

    many thanks

    juliexx
     
  2. Serene123

    Serene123 Guest

    16 weeks, but it's clearer at 20
     
  3. juliespencer9

    juliespencer9 Well-Known Member

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    i think il have a scan at 16 wks then and find out, im to inpatient to wait untill 20 wks.
     
  4. Serene123

    Serene123 Guest

    It's more accurate at 20 weeks though, you might be told the wrong sex earlier.
     
  5. Chel

    Chel Well-Known Member

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    Why so eager to find out?

    I know its a bit weird at first, calling the baby "it", rather than "he" or "she", but you'll be pregnant for a very long time in the end, 4 weeks doesn't make much of a different I think... in the long run... pregnancy seems to be all about waiting... and waiting... and waiting some more... apparently eventually we'll have a baby!
     
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    i had a private scan a while ago and was told the earliest they can tell is 21 weeks to get an accurate prediction and the latest was 32 (although i was 33) your best to wait a few weeks to get an accurate answer if u can as you may risk getting a wrong sex prediction if you go too early but these things are never 100% guaranteed anyway.
     
  7. avistar

    avistar #1DD and preg with #2

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    My clinic liked to do the scan at 22-24 weeks because the organs are very recognizable and they can see things more clearly. I think it is more important to make sure everything looks in order than to just know the sex...But they can tell very early on...
     
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    Janisdkh Well-Known Member

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    I think it depends more on the tech and machine. Thank god ours are new models :D
     
  9. Belle

    Belle Mom of 2 gorgeous babies

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    I had mine at 18 weeks private. xx
     
  10. Jemma_x

    Jemma_x Mummy and Engaged

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    i think its about 17 weeks
     
  11. MUMOF5

    MUMOF5 Now a mum of 6!

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    Had a private scan at 16 weeks. xx
     
  12. elmaxie

    elmaxie Mummy to Nathan & Hannah.

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    I know that where we are going to do them from about 21 weeks but say that about 26 is best for them I guess so its more accurate.

    We are waiting til then...which seems ages away but its really just the end of January so by the time weget Christmas over with time will have gone so fast.

    Emma.xx
     
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    I had a private scan at 12 weeks and found out sex although they did warn it was only 60 to 70 percent accurate, but i had sex confirmed on NHS at 20 weeks then again at a 3d scan and all 3 said girl.
     
  14. poppy

    poppy Mum of Three

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    Quite early - but about 20 weeks for accuracy and only if the baby is facing the right way!
     

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