Predicting Baby’s Sex
In some cases, you may be able to predict your baby’s gender as early as six weeks of pregnancy. However, the fact of the matter is that the most reliable baby gender predictions won’t be able to happen until much further into your pregnancy. In fact, unless there is some other problem with your baby that requires specific types of testing, you probably won’t be able to accurately predict your baby’s gender until sometime around your 20th week of pregnancy.
It may be possible, as early as six weeks into your pregnancy, that a blood DNA test would be able to predict your baby’s gender. These tests typically require a sample of your blood, which is then sent to the manufacturer of the test, and tested. They then give you the results of the test. The down side to doing this test is that it is not thought to be as reliable as the other sorts of tests that can be done later on. Still, the companies that make these tests typically will offer a money-back guarantee if your baby turns out to not be the gender that the test predicted it would be.
A genetic test like chorionic villus sampling (CVS) or like amniocentesis will provide the most accurate prediction of your baby’s gender. A CVS is typically done some time during the tenth to the thirteenth week of pregnancy, and an amniocentesis is usually done between the fourteenth week and the twentieth week of pregnancy. These sorts of tests, while much more accurate that any other method used to predict your baby’s gender, carry some risks with them, and are typically not used unless there is some sort of other problem, such as an indication that there may be some genetic problem or abnormality with the baby.
An ultrasound is how most people will predict their baby’s gender. An ultrasound will typically be able to produce a reliable prediction at around 20 weeks of pregnancy. Depending on a variety of factors, however, this could occur as early as the twelfth week of pregnancy, or even later than the 20th week. When an ultrasound is used at the 20th week of pregnancy to predict your baby’s gender, it will be around 90% accurate.