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earliest scan can show if it's a boy/girl?

(15 Posts)
valentine Mon 04-Jul-05 18:56:19

Can you tell if you are having a boy/girl when you are just 8 weeks pregnant (on the scan)?

jessicaandbumpsmummy Mon 04-Jul-05 18:57:08

no - baby's "bits" arent formed.

20 week scan is the earliest most places will tell you

MrsDoolittle Mon 04-Jul-05 18:57:28

No definately. The baby genitals don't develop properly until 12 weeks.


valentine Mon 04-Jul-05 18:59:54

I am asking b/c when i was pg with my DS, the photos from the scan said "y" on them (from the 8 week scan)and my scan photos with this new baby (at 8,12 and 20 weeks) also say "y" on them - so i wondered whether the "y" meant it was boy (ie x and y chromosome)

LIZS Mon 04-Jul-05 19:10:15

I've known people know by about 16 weeks and think Posh for example knew sooner than that, but think your "y" is probably coincidental.

jane313 Mon 04-Jul-05 19:24:32

I had a scan at about 13-14 weeks and the woman doing the scan thought it was a boy but couldn't see properly. It was confirmed at a later scan

nutcracker Mon 04-Jul-05 19:30:59

On my 12 week scan piccie a friend was certain she could see that it was a boy and we all said don't be silly etc etc, but she was right.

bubbles2904 Mon 04-Jul-05 19:34:46

apparently there are two dots on a scan and you are supposed to be able to tell by how far apart they are. if there is a gap between them, it's meant to be the ovaries. this theory worked for dd and is correct for this pregnancy too but don't know if there is any real truth behind this theory. sorry

MommyD Tue 05-Jul-05 12:29:20

I was told at my 12 week scan that I was expecting a boy. I didn't know you could tell that earlier. The guy was sure. He was right

WideWebWitch Tue 05-Jul-05 12:30:59

Doubt it, I was told 80% likely it was a boy by the Fetal medicine centre at 12 weeks and they were wrong, she was a girl.

starlover Tue 05-Jul-05 12:33:30

you definitely can't at an 8 week scan.

the y at the top of the scan picture isn't relevant either. everyone i know had y on! some had boys, some had girls

Nat777 Tue 05-Jul-05 13:05:24

The NHS coudlnt tell on either my early dating scan at 7 weeks, the 12 scan or 20 week scan! So it really does depend, I ended up going private and paying for another scan at 24 weeks to determine the sex.

With a girl, there are 3 very visible lines and obviously no boy bits! The 3 lines were very visible at my 24 week scan. I think the NHS probably could have seen at the 20 week scan, but the baby wasnt in the correct position.

I would say that there is no way you could tell as early as 8 weeks.

HappyMumof2 Tue 05-Jul-05 14:10:02

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Azure Tue 05-Jul-05 14:16:20

I was told it was very probably a boy at my scan at 13-weeks, backed-up by my 20-week scan. Baby not born yet, so can't say for definite!

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