When can gender be determined by ultrasound?
We recommend gender determination scans be scheduled at approximately 16 weeks gestation (although many folks come earlier) and we can usually assess gender accurately right up until the delivery date.
Some of the main factors which affect visibility of the genitalia include fetal position, placental location, and maternal size. While we can’t control the latter two factors, the fetal position can often be influenced by having Mom move about, eat/drink something sweet (providing there is no history of diabetes), or partially empty her bladder. Changes in Mom’s position and/or a partial void can cause a shift in the baby’s position which can improve visibility of the area of interest and so too can a little sugar snack/drink which can facilitate fetal movement.
Our registered Baby in Sight ultrasound technologists have an impeccable track record when it comes to accurately determining gender on the first visit so feel confident that you are in knowledgeable and experienced hands. On the rare occasion when we are unable to get baby to cooperate with the photo shoot, you can return free of charge for a repeat scan within two weeks of the initial gender ultrasound.
We are also happy to accommodate special requests like sealing the gender results in an envelope to be opened with friends and family at your upcoming gender reveal party, contacting an awaiting baker preparing the gender appropriate cake, or informing anxious relatives in charge of the party plans. Please let us know how we can help with whatever exciting gender announcement plans you may have.
We also understand that not everyone is eager to have baby’s gender determined until the big day. If this is the case, please feel reassured knowing that an entire 4D/HD Live ultrasound can be completed avoiding the area of interest so your surprise will remain just that.