With a baby gender prediction test you can find out the sex of your baby very early in pregnancy. If you want reliable results however, you should steer clear of gender tests like the Cabbage test, the Chinese calendar, the baby’s heart beat or the Drano test. Why? because these are just old wives tales and myths for gender prediction, they have no scientific studies that validate them and thus, have a 50% chance of getting it wrong (and a 50% chance of getting it right). You can find baby gender predictor guides online where you can learn everything about these types of tests.
You can also find an online pregnancy quiz which can tell you if it will be a boy or a girl. The online “am I having a boy or a girl quiz?” is indeed fun although not be relied upon. Do not set your mind on the sex of the your baby based upon the results of this test. The test you need to consider if you are intent on knowing the sex of the baby are DNA-based tests.
Am I have a boy or girl? I can just do an ultrasound!
It is undoubtedly possible to determine baby gender using an ultrasound however, DNA tests to
determine gender can be carried out much earlier than baby scans. The FDA does not recommend undergoing an ultrasound specifically to determine the gender of the baby as this would mean exposing the fetus to unnecessary radiation. Of course, if you are carrying out a routine ultrasound round about the 14th week of your pregnancy, the gynecologist or obstetrician will be a able to tell you the sex of the baby. However, baby gender DNA tests can be carried out commencing from the 9th week of pregnancy – far earlier than an ultrasound and carry no risk whatsoever to the unborn baby.
Blood-based baby gender prediction test
The first type of gender predictor test is a DNA- based test that is carried out with blood samples. Blood is sometimes used and offers a high success rate with an accuracy of around 95%. The samples required can be collected from home using a home kit. Inside the kit a needle-like tool (referred to as a lancet) is supplied with which to prick the tip of your finger. The blood drops which follow must be allowed to drip onto a special piece of absorbent paper. You can then send this off to the laboratory for analysis.
Urine-based baby gender predictions test
Today, baby gender prediction testing can be done with just a maternal urine sample. The sample can be collected at home using a urine collection cup usually provided in a home kit by the DNA testing company. All you would need to do is send the maternal urine sample to the laboratory for analysis. Gender prediction tests that use urine offer a 99% success rate.
Both the blood-based and urine-based tests require lab analysis of the samples to confirm whether there are any Y chromosome markers in the maternal sample provided. Any Y chromosome markers indicate you will have a baby boy.
So how do the two baby gender tests compare?
The tests are both very reliable although the DNA test that is urine based offers an accuracy that is closer to a 100% success rate. Besides this, the sample collection procedure using blood can make many squeamish and be a rather unenjoyable experience. A baby gender prediction test with urine is overall more simple and accurate.