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Gender determination?

I just wanted to know others' opinions/experiences on this matter... I've seen a lot of posts where moms have been told they need to wait until 20 weeks (or more) to find out their baby's gender, however I found mine out at 16 weeks. (I had a 3D/4D done though so it may be different, and all u/s machines are different too) I know you can also find out via other tests... what I'm wondering is, what is the earliest or latest everyone has been told they can find out their baby's gender?

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Asked by Amanda_Jeanne at 7:34 PM on Jan. 11, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • i found out at 15 weeks with my son, but i heard the earlier you go the higher chance of error there is.

    Answer by aliciatron at 7:36 PM on Jan. 11, 2009

  • you can see the sex of the baby as soon as 14 weeks but normally don't have an ultra sound until 16-20 weeks..

    Answer by emturner at 7:38 PM on Jan. 11, 2009

  • yeah this one girl i know had one at 14 weeks and the 3 lines were visible (it was a girl) i thought it was crazy

    Answer by aliciatron at 7:39 PM on Jan. 11, 2009

  • i didn't get into the or have my first ob appointment until i was 19 weeks so that following week i had an ultrasound and it was a boy, you could see very clearly on the screen that he wasn't hiding what he was.

    Answer by Katiebears89 at 7:48 PM on Jan. 11, 2009

  • 16 weeks with my girl and she was right...confirmed again at 29 weeks...

    Answer by mimi_emc2 at 8:13 PM on Jan. 11, 2009

  • 16 weeks but dd just did a quick opening of the legs had to go back a few weeks later to finish and was confirmed a girl

    Answer by aubrees_mommie at 8:16 PM on Jan. 11, 2009

  • 17w6d with my first. 19 weeks with this one. 3D u/s can tell you earlier but remember you can not tell the gender until 15 weeks no matter what. The earlier you get your u/s the higher chance of error there is. Plus most people wait until the 20 week u/s because that is the anatomy ultrasound, the big one, to check for any defects etc, so it's easier to do that since most insurance only covers 2-3 u/s unless medically necessary.

    Answer by celticreverie at 8:44 PM on Jan. 11, 2009

  • Usually there is a planned ultrasound at 16 weeks. I was always afraid we couldn't tell the sex of the baby, so I'd push it to the 18th week. I was able to find out all 4 times with reasonable certainty. Good luck!

    Answer by Scimecamommy at 9:18 PM on Jan. 11, 2009

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