One of the most troubling issues for a pregnant woman is the gender of her baby. Almost every expectant mother wants to quickly find out who she is waiting for in order to start preparing the dowry and coming up with a name for the baby. Some are trying to determine the gender using various fortune-telling and tables, knowing full well that these methods are anti-scientific, and someone is patiently waiting for a meeting with the future heir. But modern medicine makes it possible to determine the sex of the child from the ninth week of pregnancy.
The most accurate method for determining the sex of a child in the early stages is a chorionic biopsy. True, this invasive (operative) diagnostic method is not used at all to satisfy mom's curiosity. The procedure is quite painful and dangerous, therefore, it is carried out only if there are serious indications, such as a suspicion of a genetic abnormality of the fetus. Chorionic biopsy is done from 9 obstetric (7 gestational) weeks of pregnancy, therefore, the sex of the child can be found from the same time. But if you are driven by simple curiosity, it is better not to succumb to it, since with invasive diagnostic methods there is a risk of termination of pregnancy (miscarriage). It is unlikely that you will be able to forgive yourself if you lose your long-awaited child just out of a desire to find out who he is.
With the help of ultrasound diagnostics, it is possible to determine the sex of the child, starting from the 12 obstetric weeks of pregnancy. True, for this there must be good equipment and a competent specialist. The genitals of the child at this time are not yet fully formed, so the doctor can only assume the sex of the baby by measuring the angle at which the genital tubercle is located. Therefore, if you do not want false hopes or disappointments, wait until 16-18 weeks of pregnancy. By this time, the genitals of the fetus, as a rule, are formed, so the probability of an error is much lower.
A relatively new and safe method for determining the sex of a child is a DNA test. It is performed from 9 obstetric (7 gestational) weeks of pregnancy. To carry it out, you only need a drop of the mother's blood, which contains fragments of embryonic DNA. If a Y chromosome is found in a sample, doctors can almost one hundred percent guarantee you an heir. If this chromosome is not found, you can buy bows and dresses.
Another method for determining the sex of a child in early pregnancy is TestPol. It was developed in 2007 in the USA and has already been successfully used in Russia. Sex test is performed on the urine of a pregnant woman. Depending on the color of the sample after contact with the reagent, it is possible to judge the gender of the child. The study is carried out at home, starting at 9 weeks of pregnancy. But despite the fact that manufacturers guarantee high accuracy, many women complain about the unreliability of the test results.