The million dollar question for many after finding out about a pregnancy: Am I having a boy or a girl? Some people love the suspense of not knowing the sex of their baby until the delivery. Of course, only a doctor can reliably determine the sex of a baby. So if you want to know the sex ahead of time, your doctor can use different tests at different stages of your pregnancy. Some of them carry significant risks.
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After you see a positive pregnancy test result, one of the first questions on your mind will likely be when you will be due to give birth. You'll also likely start to get excited wondering whether your baby will be born a boy or a girl. Imagining the sex of your baby is a way to bond with your little one before they arrive. Friends, family, coworkers, and even strangers will also be curious. In some cases, knowing the sex of your unborn baby has medical purposes, such as if genetic diseases that are gender-specific run in your family.
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Ultrasounds have a variety of purposes during pregnancy, but the use that often receives the most attention is its ability to reveal the sex of the baby. Some parents-to-be can't wait to find out whether they're having a boy or a girl, while others choose to put off knowing the sex until birth. Either way, a sonogram — the grainy, black-and-white image that results from an ultrasound scan — will be baby's earliest picture and a couple's first chance to see the developing fetus. Ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to produce an image on a screen of the baby in the mother's uterus.
If your home pregnancy test gives a positive result, schedule an appointment with your OB-GYN as soon as possible to confirm the results and start on your journey towards a healthy pregnancy. Prenatal visits offer you and your baby full support, and they should be done once a month until the 28th week of pregnancy. After this, the frequency should change to twice a month, until you are 36 weeks pregnant. At this point, you should schedule weekly visits until your baby arrives.