Monday, July 01, 2013

It's a ...

Depending on who you ask or what source you trust, generally the sex of a child can be determined with certainty via ultrasound (that is, by sight--we're not talking about chorionic villus sampling, preimplantation genetic diagnosis, or any other futuristic methods of cheating here) at somewhere between 17-20 weeks into a pregnancy. We found out at 15 weeks. Don't get hung up for long on what this says about the sex of the kid.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

you can find out as early as week 12 with a blood test - materni21.

Polynices said...

I've known people who "found out" via ultrasound that it was a girl only to discover some months later that it was actually a boy and the previous scan had failed to notice a certain something.

I guess if they do see that it's a boy then it pretty much is a boy.

Dan said...

I guess the boy didn't take long to make dad proud. :)

Our daughter was also recently identified at around 15 weeks (a later ultrasound confirmed this) so don't be too broken hearted if your son is only normal-sized. I think good techs are able to tell pretty early on generally.

Anonymous said...

Silly Epigone... Don't you know that gender was just an antiquated social construct that has been overturned by the Supreme Court on equality grounds?