Apart from being pregnant, one of the best moments in a women’s life is finding out if it’s a boy or a girl. I think that one of the most exciting parts of being is pregnant is the suspense of wondering what you are carrying. Is it a boy? Is it a girl? During this time, doctors will perform routine ultrasound scans to throughout the pregnancy to ensure it is progressing well.  This also helps to determine the sex of the baby.

Different types of Ultrasound Tests

An ultrasound is an exam that uses sound waves at high frequency. During the ultrasound the women’s abdomen or pelvic area are scanned, and then a picture of the baby is shown. These pictures are also known as sonograms. There are actually seven different types of ultrasounds:  transvaginal scans—which is a pelvic exam, used in the earlier stages of pregnancy, standard ultrasounds are 2-D ultrasounds that are used for the more developed fetuses, advanced ultrasound is very similar to the standard ultrasounds only it a little more advanced and can detect problems that might occur during pregnancy, Doppler ultrasounds they are used to view blood cells, 3-D ultrasounds which is a more defined picture of the baby, 4-D ultrasounds is also a more defined picture of the baby, or fetal echocardiography which is used to examine the heart of the baby.  The machine that performs the ultrasound is one of the neatest pieces of equipment that you will experience ever. Technology has just become so outrageous with the inventions that people are coming up with.

Ultrasound baby gender testing

Each of these ultrasounds is used during pregnancy, but performs different. The standard ultrasound is used for determining the sex of the baby.  Although ultrasounds are not 100% accurate, most of the time you can count on getting an accurate answer.  In some cases however were it is not possible to determine the sex of the baby through ultrasound, it is best to have a baby gender DNA test done.

How is the Ultrasound scan performed

Having a standard ultrasound is painless, and quietly an interesting thing to witness. During the doctor’s appointment, it will proceed like any normal doctor’s appointment, only during the ultrasound visit, you will be escorted into a dim room that is used for performing ultrasounds, you will be asked to change into a gown, or be asked to remove your shirt—whichever is easiest for the doctor or the ultrasound technician. Then, you will be asked to lie down and then the ultrasound viewing will begin. Some gel is applied on your tummy so in order for the device to scroll across the belly easier, the gel also helps with picking up the sound waves.

Ultrasounds are usually performed during the 18-20th week of the pregnancy to determine the sex of the baby.  Ultrasounds can be a very interesting piece of equipment.  It is very interesting to get to view your baby while it is still in the womb. There are many things that can be done with an ultrasound, including detecting problems that might occur during the pregnancy. Ultrasounds keep getting more advanced and as technology progresses, things these types of pieces of equipment just seems to get more interesting.

DNA baby Gender Testing

At the same time, new methods of Baby Gender Testing are being developed.  The Baby Gender Test can help you determine, through a simple sample of blood or urine from the mother, the sex of the baby from as early as the 9th week.  It is especially useful in cases were ultrasound can’t determine the sex of the baby.

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