Can Gender be Determined at 14 Weeks

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QUESTION

Dear Ms. Ultrasound,
Can you find out the sex at 14 weeks? I will be 14.5 weeks at my next appointment but I don't wanna get my hopes up.

My friend and mother say yes.

ANSWER

Hello,
There are sonographers who attempt to determine gender this early. It is not accurate! A good sonographer will wait to at least 16 weeks. I prefer 18 weeks.

External genitalia are not formed before 16 weeks. 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. I prefer to wait until 18 weeks.

It looks like you will have to wait. In the meantime just enjoy the life that you have created without thoughts of gender.

With Regards,
-- Jane RDMS