Not only was it motivational for a laboring mama, but it just made things VERY exciting. About a month or so ago a friend of mine, at 13 weeks pregnant, told me that she had a 12 week ultrasound gender reveal and found out she was having another boy her 4th! I was so surprised she was able to find out that early… and that she is going to be a mom of FOUR little boys!
The genitalia really isn't developed enough until 16 weeks to tell the difference as it starts out very swollen Luckilly with twins you get more ultrasounds usually so more chances to check and validate I found out at just under 20 weeks 19 weeks and some odd days.
Throughout history, many parents didn't want to wait until the actual birth to find out. They'd wave crystals over the mother or consult the stars. Now, of course, there are much more accurate ways to determine gender before a baby is born. If you're at least 12 weeks pregnant, your doctor can probably tell you the sex of your baby with a high degree of confidence.
Forget about waiting 40 weeks to find out the sex of your baby. Practically since the beginning of time, moms-to-be and the people who love them have come up with ways to try to figure out if that bun in the oven is a girl or a boy. This semi-invasive procedure is a slam-dunk way to know your baby's gender for sure, but because of the small risk of miscarriage your doc probably won't green-light it for curiosity alone.
Most pregnant women find out their baby's sex if they choose to know during their mid-pregnancy ultrasound scan. According to the NHS websitethe technician may not be able to tell the sex for certain if they can't get a clear view of the baby's genitals. A baby's penis or vulva begins forming as early as six weeks, b ut male and female babies still look very similar on ultrasound until about 14 weeks.
With my first one I found out at 18 weeks and second one was about 20 weeks. Basically, I found out during the anatomical screen. I believe many people have been able to determine the gender as early as 16 weeks, but I don't have a personal experience to confirm that.