How To Determine The Baby's Gender At 13th Week of Pregnancy
Submitted by Nick on August 13, 2012
Traditionally, parents have waited the full-term of the pregnancy to know the gender of their child. While this has been the common practice all through the centuries, technology has made things change. Today, expectant parents do not have to wait for the completion of the full term of the pregnancy. You can learn the sex of your baby when you are still pregnant. Months before the actual delivery, parents can now get an ultrasound done to find out if they are going to have a boy or a girl.
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Although this is most usually done between the 18th and 26th week, some parents are extremely curious and may get it done earlier as well. At 13 weeks pregnant, baby gender is not very clear. At best, a technician or a doctor can make a guess looking at the baby’s development.
There are 70% chances of their guess being right. At 13 weeks pregnant, infant gender has been defined, but the outer genitilia are not completely formed. There are ultrasound technologies that can come very close to telling the gender of the baby at 12 or 13 weeks as well; however, these technologies are very expensive to use and are not available everywhere.
At 13 weeks pregnancy, gender of the baby is already determined. The female babies begin to develop eggs in their body that will keep reducing till the baby is born.
At 13 weeks pregnant baby gender ultrasound is mostly done to determine proper development of the baby, but it can also help you determine whether the baby is male or female. However, before 18 weeks of gestation, both male sex organs and female sex organs appear the same. It is only after the second trimester is well on its way that the sex organs become distinct and defined so that the doctor can identify them.
During the ultrasound, the doctor places a probe on the abdomen of the expectant mother after placing a gel on the stomach. The doctor moves the probe around, sending high frequency sound waves that can detect the movements of the baby. Depending on the position of the fetus and its age, the doctors can also accurately determine whether the child is a boy or a girl. Often, no obvious detection of the penis can lead the doctors to believe that the baby is female. However, at 13 weeks pregnant infant gender ultrasound cannot be 100% accurate. If you are relying on the ultrasound, ask your doctor or the technician about how they are sure about the gender.
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