Gender Determination Scan



Deborah explains the Gender Determination Pregnancy Scan

More information about the Gender Determination Scan:

We are finding more and more parents are inquisitive about the sex of their unborn baby. We are delighted to provide this service to all patients who are keen to find out. A full well-being scan is performed as well to make sure that your baby is progressing as it should.

The purpose of this scan is to:

  • Determine the sex of the fetus
  • Confirm intrauterine pregnancy
  • Determine fetal viability
  • Assess the fetus’ growth
  • Establish a current estimated fetal weight
  • Identify and measure fetal heart rate

When to have a Gender Determination Pregnancy Scan?

As far as we know we have a 100% accuracy gender prediction rate over 16 weeks. We have therefore decided that this is a good guide if you want announce your baby’s gender to the world or splash out on the blue or pink! The sex of the fetus becomes clearer to the sonographer as the baby gets bigger. If you have the patience to wait till 20 weeks, it is very clear at this stage.

What to expect from a Gender Determination Pregnancy Scan

The sonographer will put some gel on your tummy and move a probe over the skin. The image will come up on a big screen television so that you can see all the structures that are being examined. The gender will be determined by examining the region between the baby’s legs. The heart rate is worked out to determine viability. Standard measurements are taken of the body parts. This includes measurements of the head, abdomen and femur bone in the leg. The visible organs are examined for normality. The amniotic fluid volume, placenta location and umbilical cord vessels are also assessed.