Is it a girl or a boy? This question very frequently puzzles the minds of parents-to-be as it`s quite natural for a couple to wonder whether they are going to have a boy or a girl. While several parents wait to learn of the gender after its birth, others simply have no patience and try different ways to find out the sex of the baby.
Knowing the baby`s sex ahead of time is quite helpful for the parents to be prepared mentally as well as emotionally. Not only that, it gives the couple time to plan post birth rituals and other ceremonies. On top of that, shopping for the baby becomes more than convenient. Parents and relatives don`t have to be confused over colors – they know it`s pink or blue. Room decorations become a no brainer and friends know beforehand what gifts they should buy for the baby to come.
Due to rise in female foeticide, gender predictions of fetus are illegal in the country. While many people respect the legitimacy of the rule, other anxious parents opt to go for a gender test anyways. Some resort to numerous websites mushrooming over the worldwide web, claiming to provide various methods to know the baby`s gender. Such websites offer either some scientific methodology or mere tell-tales, but none comes with cent percent accuracy.
Adding to that, these measures may have certain side effects on either the mother or the baby. Therefore, it`s advised one doesn`t single out any of the said tests available on the Internet. The best way to predict sex of the baby is via an ultrasound which can also sometimes prove to be difficult to find out the gender, if the baby isn`t positioned right. Most gynecologists` facilities don`t just perform ultrasound for gender predictions. So, one may have to visit a low profile medical facility in order to find it out.
An ultrasound technician can tell the gender only after 16 weeks of pregnancy. This is the time when the penis or the labia of the baby is developed and the technician is able to identify it on the ultrasound results. However, even an ultrasound is not a fail-safe way to accurately tell the sex of the baby, it only has a decent success rate – about 90% of the genders it predicts are accurate. The determinants that effect the predictions are experience and aptness of the ultrasound technicians combined with the right position of the baby.