When it is possible to determine the sex of a child
For centuries, parents have remained in the dark, what sex the baby will be born from them. Only in the twentieth century, there were ways to see the fruit and even found its chromosome set in the womb.
The easiest and most convenient way to determine the sex of unborn child - Ultrasound diagnosis. This method is most effective in the second trimester of pregnancy. By this time the fetus becomes sufficiently large and mobile, often inverted and an ultrasound procedure is quite possible to see his genitals. Almost all experts agree that even with the most modern and accurate equipment to determine the child belonging to a certain sex in this way will not succeed until the 15th week of pregnancy. But then, the smaller the period, the higher the probability of error. In order to find out the sex of the embryo in the earliest stages of pregnancy, there are some invasive methods. These are the methods in which DNA analysis of fetal genetic material is taken directly from the uterus of a pregnant woman. This makes specialist under local anesthesia and under ultrasound machine without touching the fetus itself. But they are very dangerous and they should not resort unless absolutely necessary. At 11-12 weeks of pregnancy to determine the sex of the embryo is possible by means of chorionic biopsy. During this procedure, a doctor via a small needle punctures the patient's abdomen to pick up the tiny amount of chorionic villi and find chromosome set fruit. Carry out this procedure only for medical reasons in cases where there is a risk of birth of a baby with genetic disorders. For example, due to genetic abnormalities in DNA someone from his parents. It is done in order to rule out chromosomal disorders such as Down syndrome. In the later stages of the child's sex is determined by amniocentesis or cordocentesis. Amniocentesis is performed at 12-20 weeks. Cordocentesis - after 20 weeks. A small puncture is analyzed amniotic fluid of the embryo in the first case and the cord blood in the second. These methods provide results with 99% certainty, but may increase the risk of miscarriage or infection of the fetus. Use them just to satisfy curiosity should not be. It is better to wait a bit and avoid unnecessary risks.