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Pregnancy determining the sex

Duration: 12min 13sec Views: 1951 Submitted: 04.01.2021
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The million dollar question for many after finding out about a pregnancy: Am I having a boy or a girl? Some people love the suspense of not knowing the sex of their baby until the delivery. Of course, only a doctor can reliably determine the sex of a baby. So if you want to know the sex ahead of time, your doctor can use different tests at different stages of your pregnancy. Some of them carry significant risks.

Boy or Girl? When Can I Find Out the Sex of My Baby?

Boy or Girl? When Can I Find Out the Sex of My Baby?

Various hormones, chemicals, and teratogenic agents exhibit gender-related effects in utero as well as postnatally. Among such gender-specific teratogens are endocrine disruptors, especially phthalates that affect male gonads, diabetes-induced oxidative stress with more deleterious effects on male offspring, procarbazine-induced cleft palate affecting more male fetal rats compared to females, and VPA-induced autism-like behavior that affects differently males than females. Hence, there are many needs for the accurate determination of genetic gender. In newborn animals, the morphological methods that exist for sex determination i.

When Can You Find Out the Sex of Your Baby?

If your home pregnancy test gives a positive result, schedule an appointment with your OB-GYN as soon as possible to confirm the results and start on your journey towards a healthy pregnancy. Prenatal visits offer you and your baby full support, and they should be done once a month until the 28th week of pregnancy. After this, the frequency should change to twice a month, until you are 36 weeks pregnant. At this point, you should schedule weekly visits until your baby arrives. You will also receive your prenatal vitamins and pregnancy exercise recommendations during these visits.
You can find out your baby's sex if you have noninvasive prenatal testing NIPT , a blood test that can detect Down syndrome and a few other chromosomal conditions starting at 10 weeks of pregnancy. It takes a week or two to get the results. It also looks for pieces of the male sex chromosome in your blood, which can be used to determine whether you're carrying a boy or a girl. This test is intended for women at higher risk of having a baby with chromosomal disorders but is often available to women at lower risk as well. Discuss with your provider whether the test is appropriate for you.