When Will Your Doctor Know Your Baby’s Gender

When Will Your Doctor Know Your Baby's Gender

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So you’re pregnant! One of the most exciting parts of becoming pregnant is getting to know the gender of your baby. Not only does this allow you to decorate your baby’s room, but it can help you choose names and clothing for the baby as well. You’ve researched high and low on how to conceive a girl, and now it’s time to find out.  Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

However, learning your baby’s gender is not something that can happen immediately. Instead, you will need to wait a certain amount of time before your doctor will be able to determine what you are having. In general, this will usually take about 20 weeks before a general test will be able to determine the gender of your baby.


There are many tests that can determine the gender of your baby. The most commonly used test is a general ultrasound. These are taken throughout a pregnancy and can also determine if your baby has any birth defects and if it is growing and developing as it should be.

When these tests are taken around 20 weeks, the ultrasound tech will most likely be able to determine what the baby is. However, it may be necessary to wait longer to be certain because the genitals could not be formed enough to make the determination.

Second Opinions

Many women are now seeking second opinions when it comes to determining the gender of their baby. This can be done through a second traditional ultrasound or through a more advance ultrasound, like a 3D or 4D ultrasound. The great thing about these ultrasounds is that they offer an even better glimpse at your baby.

These ultrasounds are usually taken between 24 and 28 weeks because this is the best time to see the baby. Any sooner than this and the baby will not be developed enough to see many of the features. Waiting longer than 28 weeks will mean that the baby doesn’t have much room to move around, which could also make it difficult to see the features.

Chances of Being Wrong

For the most part, an ultrasound is about 95% correct. Unfortunately, there aren’t any non-invasive tests to completely guarantee that the gender is correct. However, for the most part, you should be able to trust in the results of an ultrasound. Having second opinions is a great way to make sure these results are even more correct.

Naturally, knowing the gender of your baby is not required. In fact, many women choose to wait until their baby is born before learning the gender. But some women go to great lengths trying to conceive a girl or try to conceive a boy in particular, so knowing the gender may be uppermost in their minds. This decision is completely up to you and will depend on your own personal desires.

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Dr. Renee Hanton, MD
Dr. Renee Hanton, MD | ConceiveEasy
Dr. Renee Hanton is ConceiveEasy's Senior Physician with expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of infertility. Dr. Hanton specializes in the endocrine causes of infertility, such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)