What Sex is Your Baby?

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What Sex is Your Baby?

Finding out the sex of your unborn child is one of the greatest surprises in life. You’ll find out when your child is born for sure, but there are also ways to find out beforehand. Whether you choose to or not is up to you.

Old Wives Tales

There are lots of different wives tales that can supposedly predict the sex of your child. One such tale is that if you’re carrying low then it’s a boy, and if it’s high, then it’s a girl. If you’re married, then take off your wedding ring, tie a piece of string around it, and hang it over your belly. If it swings in a circular motion, you’re carrying a boy; and if it swings back and forth, your child is a girl.

DNA Test

Usually, you’ll have to wait until the 4th or 5th month for the ultrasound to find out the sex of your child. However, with advances in technology, if you’re really desperate to find out, then you can take a DNA test as early as nine weeks. The Easy DNA gender prediction test, for instance, has a 99% accuracy rate, so you do have the opportunity to know really early on. All you do is send off your urine, and the company will analyse the DNA to determine whether your child is a boy or a girl. Using DNA to determine the sex of the child is a much more accurate method than instant hormone levels.

At the Scan

Make sure both you and your partner have made a decision about whether you want to know the sex of your child before you go to the scan. Don’t have an argument in front of the sonographer, because that will cause no end of awkwardness. Instead, have the discussion months in advance, so you know exactly what your decision is.

After the Birth

If you’ve opted to do it the old fashioned way and find out at the birth, then you’ve opted to find out the only 100% accurate way. Finding out after the birth can be a lovely thing, and particularly so if the delivery has been difficult.
Whichever method you choose to discover the sex of your child, and at whatever point in the pregnancy, it’ll be a delight and will make having a child all the more exciting.

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Cyndee is a mom of 3, one with Autism as his Super Power, trying to make her way through college and life with MS and without getting multiple restraining orders...Living in Mt. Airy, N.C and married to her best friend and side-kick Jack, aka Not-So-Rude-Dad.....Welcome to our craziness.
  • samantha penrod

    I really liked finding out the sex of my babies. I had to know so I could buy stuff for them

  • Katie

    I’m not a parent but I know i’ll want to find out in advance!

  • slehan

    40 years ago you could only find out at the birth when the doctor would say: It’s a baby!

  • Marcia Lee

    My son and his wife are having their first baby and they chose to find out at the scan. They are having a boy. It definitely makes planning the baby shower easier and also helps the guests know what to buy.

  • tannawings

    Many years ago ultrasound wasnt too reliable. You really didnt know until they were born.

    ellen beck

  • Shannon

    I think I would want to be surprised.

  • cynthiac

    I was surprised with my first and knew the second. I think knowing is nice because you can be prepared.

  • Liz Dowell

    I like the idea of being surprised when babies are born but of course respect whatever the parents want! If it helps you get more excited or connected, find out if you want!

  • Jessica Cox

    I have found out with all 3 of my children I carried different and craved different things with each one They were all Girls so I don’t really believe in the Old Wives Tales

  • MelissaMarinho

    With both my pregnancies, I was dying to find out what I was having. Waiting until 16-18 weeks was much too long for me :) My first, I found out I was having a girl at 15 weeks, and found out at 16 weeks I was having another girl with my second! For my second, I opted to do a 3D ultrasound, at my own expense of course. I had taken a gender predictor urine test that I purchased from CVS at 14 weeks at home, and it said I was having a boy. BOY was it wrong! :) Everyone was convinced I was having a boy, but nope, another baby girl was born! :)

  • Michelle armstrong

    I’m not finding out with my 3rd child. So excited to have a surprise. :)