For an expecting couple, the 20-week sonogram is a very exciting time. Not only do they get to see their growing baby, but if they wish they can usually find out the gender too. Will it be pink or blue?
What if I were to tell you that you don’t have to wait until 20-weeks to find out the sex of your baby?
A study tells us that you may be able to find out your baby’s gender via ultrasound at only 6-weeks gestation! Now obviously, the the baby is not big enough to see the gender at only 6-weeks. There’s not much to see at that point so what’s the deal, right?
The placenta of course! By using a transvaginal ultrasound, you can determine a baby’s gender with 97% accuracy by determining which side of the uterus the placenta is on!
“Researchers did a transvaginal ultrasound (you know, the fun wand up your vagina) at 6 weeks on more than 5,300 women and hypothesized gender due to one marker. Then a transabdominal ultrasound (the one on your belly) at 18-20 weeks, and their method of gender determination was right 98-99 percent of the time…97.2 percent of boys had their placenta on the right side of the uterus at that 6 week ultrasound, and 97.5 percent of girls had theirs on the left.” –Source