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Gender blood test??

Posted by on Jun. 4, 2011 at 4:09 PM
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When do/did you find out babies gender? In my area the local hosptials won't do gender until 18-20 weeks. In DD group mom said she gets bloodwork at 11-13 weeks and u/s for gender. I knew blood work existed but I didn't think they really did it except for extra testing. For her its standard testing her doc orders. Just curious if other moms are given this option by their docs? I've never heard of it being standard, if it is I'm totally jealous I have to wait LOL Both boys I found out at 18 weeks.

Here, not based on doc but hosptials where you get u/s done, they wil NOT tell you gender, even if they see it, prior to 18 weeks. My one friend was 2 days shy and they weren' gonna tel her but her husband talked them into it.

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readyforbabynow
by on Jun. 4, 2011 at 4:13 PM

 I have to wait till week 19 for US to find out gender.

Pandapanda
by Amber on Jun. 4, 2011 at 4:35 PM
There is no bloodwork for gender testing. Your blood is not your baby's blood, they do not cross. The 11-13wk ultrasound i'd for downs syndrome testing, by checking the nuchal translucency. It is not a gender ultrasound, and the bloodwork the womanis speaking of is for GENETIC testing, not gender. She must be confused.
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militarywife09
by on Jun. 4, 2011 at 4:47 PM
This.


Quoting Pandapanda:

There is no bloodwork for gender testing. Your blood is not your baby's blood, they do not cross. The 11-13wk ultrasound i'd for downs syndrome testing, by checking the nuchal translucency. It is not a gender ultrasound, and the bloodwork the womanis speaking of is for GENETIC testing, not gender. She must be confused.

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silka08
by on Jun. 4, 2011 at 4:51 PM

she said she was going to find the sex out. She said if you have x or y  in your blood it tells you gender. I googled it. There does seem to be tests available but they aren't frequently used. I said oh extra testing, ie genetics, she said no its just standard. Maybe standard for her doc if specialist?

Pandapanda
by Amber on Jun. 4, 2011 at 4:55 PM
Again, baby's blood doesn't cross with the mom's. Those tests are a joke, and there is no way to know this early without getting blood from the baby, which would be fatalmost likely.

Quoting silka08:

she said she was going to find the sex out. She said if you have x or y  in your blood it tells you gender. I googled it. There does seem to be tests available but they aren't frequently used. I said oh extra testing, ie genetics, she said no its just standard. Maybe standard for her doc if specialist?

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gembob
by on Jun. 4, 2011 at 4:59 PM

I know if we decided to go with the amneo they could tell us gender for certain ( all women can opt to have it over here)  but anything that involves taking the baby's blood should never be taken lightly as it runs the chance of miscarriage and I personally would not take that risk to be able to buy blue or pink clothes or decorate the nursery.

silka08
by on Jun. 4, 2011 at 5:02 PM


Quoting Pandapanda:

Again, baby's blood doesn't cross with the mom's. Those tests are a joke, and there is no way to know this early without getting blood from the baby, which would be fatalmost likely.

Quoting silka08:

she said she was going to find the sex out. She said if you have x or y  in your blood it tells you gender. I googled it. There does seem to be tests available but they aren't frequently used. I said oh extra testing, ie genetics, she said no its just standard. Maybe standard for her doc if specialist?

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34471795/ns/health-kids_and_parenting/t/blood-test-tells-gender-fetus-early-weeks/

sounds like it exists, has some flaws, and most docs don't see the necessity especially based on ethics.

silka08
by on Jun. 4, 2011 at 5:05 PM


Quoting gembob:

I know if we decided to go with the amneo they could tell us gender for certain ( all women can opt to have it over here)  but anything that involves taking the baby's blood should never be taken lightly as it runs the chance of miscarriage and I personally would not take that risk to be able to buy blue or pink clothes or decorate the nursery.


I can't realy think of a reason why I would ever get an amino. The risk of miscarriage is terrifying and I wouldn't abort regardless of test results anyway. A friend of mine her mom got it done I guess cause she was older when she concieved. It was when it was first popular. She wanted to know if baby had downs so sh could prepare. I wouldnt be able to deal with risk if baby did miscarry and didnt have anything wrong I'd feel terrible. To each their own though.

KandiApple2987
by on Jun. 4, 2011 at 5:14 PM



Quoting Pandapanda:

There is no bloodwork for gender testing. Your blood is not your baby's blood, they do not cross. The 11-13wk ultrasound i'd for downs syndrome testing, by checking the nuchal translucency. It is not a gender ultrasound, and the bloodwork the womanis speaking of is for GENETIC testing, not gender. She must be confused.

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gembob
by on Jun. 4, 2011 at 5:23 PM


Quoting silka08:

 

Quoting gembob:

I know if we decided to go with the amneo they could tell us gender for certain ( all women can opt to have it over here)  but anything that involves taking the baby's blood should never be taken lightly as it runs the chance of miscarriage and I personally would not take that risk to be able to buy blue or pink clothes or decorate the nursery.


I can't realy think of a reason why I would ever get an amino. The risk of miscarriage is terrifying and I wouldn't abort regardless of test results anyway. A friend of mine her mom got it done I guess cause she was older when she concieved. It was when it was first popular. She wanted to know if baby had downs so sh could prepare. I wouldnt be able to deal with risk if baby did miscarry and didnt have anything wrong I'd feel terrible. To each their own though.


My mum was 40 when she had my little brother and she decided not to have amnio for very same reason she wouldn't abort anyway but I totally understand why some people take that path

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