Gender Scan (Sexing Scan 17+ Weeks) £75
Please note that Gender Scans are free optional extras on Silver and Gold 4D Scan packages.
A free gender scan (as part of other scan packages) at one of our clinics will help know whether it is a boy or girl you are expecting.
There are many very good reasons why most parents want to know if they are expecting a boy or girl. Apart from the many pregnancy scans you can expect during pregnancy, gender scans are not routinely provided, until you ask. And even when you ask, you are expected to pay for the service even on the NHS.
In the early pregnancy stages, it is pretty difficult to distinguish between a boy or a girl baby. The early it is the pregnancy, the more difficult it is to tell with any degree of certainty the gender of the baby. Fetal development before 18th week of pregnancy does not make the task easy of find out the sex of baby. As the pregnancy develops, the genitalia becomes more and more distinguishable. Adequate amniotic fluid helps the sonographer see things better; and hopefully, your baby’s legs aren’t folded into their chest.
Clinically Indicated Gendere Identification
When there is an important clinical reason to test for gender, other means including cell-free maternal blood testing, placental biospy or even amniocentesis. This very serious situation will usually follow a clear clinical indication such as hemophilia and Duchenne muscular dystrophy conditions commoner amongst boys in families at risk. The kind of gender scans we provide are not in this category of indications. The non-invasive test involving taking mother’s blood for fetal DNA is now available at some centres for the diagnosis of clinically important conditions are an early stage in pregnancy.
Gender Scans – caution below 18 weeks!
While the gender is actually already determined when you conceive, the difference is not clear until later on. All fetuses start with a small genital bud. This is also known as the protuberance. If your baby is a boy, testosterone begins circulating by the time you are 7 weeks into your pregnancy. This makes this protuberance grow into male genitalia. Female genitalia develop because there is NO male hormone testosterone which is responsible for the differentiation.
A gender scans at an early stage will not tell the difference.
If your baby is a female, that nub will develop into the labia and the clitoris. The process of genital development is not automatic. At earlier stages in pregnancy, late in first trimester and before 18 weeks of pregnancy, differentiating a boy from girl by ultrasound scan is very difficult. We advise gender prediction at this stage not be done. By the 11th week, you will notice that this nub is more apparent. If the baby is a boy, that nub points upwards. If the baby is a girl, it is oriented horizontally. The baby’s position determines the ability to see this.
Baby Gender scans after 18 weeks!
The difference is sometimes readily clear, but the truth is, most of the time, it isn’t easy for the sonographer to determine the baby’s sex. Studies have shown that gender scanning can never be 100% accurate– nope! In fact, studies have shown that using top calibre ultrasound scanners manned by the best most experienced sonographers only got it right 70% of the time at 11 weeks. Finding out the sex of your baby is not likely possible during a dating scan. You do not want to go away with a high degree of uncertainty.
Patience is required during a gender pregnancy scan; sometimes waiting for an opportune moment for the baby to get in a position conducive to determining its gender. Baby movements help the process and fetal movements increase noticeably after 13 weeks.
Baby Gender Scans: It’s Best To Wait
This is why experts recommend going at least halfway through your pregnancy to get a more accurate look at what your baby’s sex is. This way, there’s less probability for error, and less expenses! After all, it’s no joke to buy blue sheets only to find out they should have been pink!
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