Boy at 10 Weeks? Is It Possible?

QUESTION

Dear Ms. Ultrasound,
Yesterday my wife and I saw her OB/GYN and he made an interesting observation while doing an ultrasound. He said he wasn't positive, but it looks like the baby is a boy. She is only 10 weeks pregnant...is it possible? Looking at the ultrasound (and we have pictures) there definitely is a mass in between the baby's legs...

ANSWER

Hello, Wow, I can't believe someone would attempt to predict gender at 10 weeks. It's just not possible.I would let all that go for now and wait for the 16 plus week ultrasound.

The baby is then completely formed and if all the circumstances fall into place, like an experienced Sonographer, a good ultrasound machine and a favorable body type (the thinner the better) gender can be determined.

With Regards,
--Jane RDMS

Jane Foley

Jane Foley has worked as a Sonographer (Ultrasound Technologist) since 1979. Jane has lived and worked in many parts of the world including Saudi Arabia. She is a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer or RDMS. She pulls a wealth of information from her experience in the field of Radiology and her interactions with such a broad cross-section of cultures she has visited. She now makes her home on the island of Maui with her English husband, Michael.