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Gender prediction tests from 7weeks

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questsabelletreetop · 07/05/2017 17:00

For those of us who are very impartial I have heard that you can use a home gender predictor test from 7 weeks!

Does anyone have any experience of these and their accuracy?

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questsabelletreetop · 07/05/2017 17:00

Impatient not impartial!

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viques · 07/05/2017 17:01

I can do a gender predictor test for you right now.

I predict your baby will be a girl.

viques · 07/05/2017 17:07

I can do a gender predictor test for you right now.

I predict your baby will be a boy.

a prediction is just that, a prediction. If you want to know the gender the only reliable way apart from a lucky scan at about 20 weeks is to do an amino test, which is invasive and potentially dangerous.

Why do you need to know so soon? If it is because of a potentially life changing genetic condition then the time to do embryo selection was pre implantation. If you want to know because of pressure to produce one of the 'right' gender then that is illegal in the UK if that is where you are. If you are just impatient then calm down, when the baby comes you won't care what gender it is.

questsabelletreetop · 07/05/2017 17:49


Thanks for that 'advice'
A) I am under no pressure, just excited
B) I know I won't care when it's here, this is my 3rd DC, 5th if you include SC!
C) you can get find out early via a simple bloody test

No melodramatics needed, just fun and and exciting so please spare me the 'concern'

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questsabelletreetop · 07/05/2017 17:49

Blood, not bloody- apologies

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Elkalv · 07/05/2017 23:44

If you take harmony test you can find out the gender as well. It's from around 10 weeks from last period I think.

TittyGolightly · 07/05/2017 23:48

Do you mean sex or gender? (One is fixed, t'other isn't.)

UnbornMortificado · 07/05/2017 23:57

I found early as I had health girls but both my sons died a 19 week and 24 week neonatal death. Nothing to do with the gender but irrational thoughts are just that.

I thought girl and thought a scan would put my mind at rest. I'm having a boy so that didn't work out well.

I don't think there's anything wrong with being excited to find out it just seems really disapproved of on here for some reason.

FamilySpartan · 08/05/2017 00:06

We had a Harmony test at 10 weeks and found out at 12 weeks. 20 week scan confirmed it. We don't feel like it's spoiled some divine surprise, as is often suggested here. On the contrary- I feel like it's helped me connect with the baby.

MmmMalbec · 08/05/2017 06:50

Are you talking about the tests that you wee on? If so then I'm pretty sure they're a load of crap! Like others have said if you seriously want to find out then you can have the harmony test from 10 weeks or a gender scan from 16 weeks! Harmony tests are expensive though.

If it's just a bit of fun then there's no harm in doing one but I think it's as accurate as flipping a coin!!!Grin

ZilphasHatpin · 08/05/2017 06:52

You can't really tell gender until much later after birth. Don't waste your money. Those tests only predict the sex of the baby.

UnbornMortificado · 08/05/2017 06:59

Even some HCP's use sex a nurse asked me yesterday Grin

ZilphasHatpin · 08/05/2017 07:01

Well I would like to think a HCP was using sex rather than gender!

TestingTestingWonTooFree · 08/05/2017 08:35

Sex is the right term.

I had nifty at about 11 weeks which gives an accurate sex outcome (although we chose not to have it). Costs several hundred pounds though.

UnbornMortificado · 08/05/2017 09:02

Sorry I meant she asked the gender I'm confusing myself now Confused

Is it a regional thing? All the early private scans to find out the sex my way are advertised as "gender scans"

ZilphasHatpin · 08/05/2017 09:07

No it's an incorrect thing.

Hotpinkangel19 · 08/05/2017 10:20

I don't think it really matters.... sex, gender, people know what you mean.

Funnyonion17 · 08/05/2017 10:23

Do you mean sex or gender?


TittyGolightly · 08/05/2017 10:25

It does really matter. One's a matter of biology, the other is a social construct. The way we treat babies based on sex impacts on all of us in how they define gender when older (e.g. Dressing girls in pink and giving them dolls v boys in blue playing with dinosaurs/expecting little achievement in maths and science compared with boys). It shapes the world we live in.

It's never been such an issue as now.

They use "gender" incorrectly in advertising because it sounds nicer than "sex". And they want people to buy the product, don't they......

gamerchick · 08/05/2017 10:28

I don't think it really matters.... sex, gender, people know what you mean

Indeed but people are determined to be arses about wording on here.

I wouldn't believe a test that says it can predict gender OP. I'm surprised there are even home tests that predict gender that exist. Imagine the suing when they're wrong and the parents get the 'wrong' gender.

Hotpinkangel19 · 08/05/2017 10:29

Depends how you feel about it, whether you make it out to be a big deal or not. I certainly wouldn't be pulling people up on the term they used when it's obvious what they meant...

BillyButtfuck · 08/05/2017 10:35

When you're talking about an unborn baby or even a baby/toddler I think everyone knows exactly what you mean whether you say sex or gender. All of those scans where I live are marketed as gender scans.
Some people just like to make the point.

UnbornMortificado · 08/05/2017 10:48

I think some private scans can tell you from 14 weeks but it's like an 89% chance of getting it right.

I found out at 17 weeks and it was glaringly obvious (his hand was pretty much glued too his willy Blush). I did enjoy it, DH couldn't get time off work for the NHS scan and his parents and sister (this is his families first grandchild) got to come as well.

I think the predictor thing your on about is chance to just be a gimmick.

questsabelletreetop · 08/05/2017 12:30

Thanks to everyone who hasn't been pedantic for the sake of it. I wrote gender and not sex because that is how the tests are advertised. The word gender is quite obviously used loosely. Anyone who truly thinks I want to find out the specific gender of my child needs their head examined.

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JustAnotherYellowBelly · 08/05/2017 19:05

Where are these OP?

If not too expensive, I would be a willing guinea pig just to see if it's right... though it will be a long wait to find out the truth

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