HOW SCAN CAN TELL THE SEX OF YOUR UNBORN BABY AT 12 WEEKS


Does anyone know if this is possible in Nigeria? help a curious sister please. Can a pregnancy scan reveal the gender of your baby when you are just 4 months pregnant?

If you get a private scan, it’s 


possible to find out what gender your baby is from 10-12 weeks of gestation. However, this service costs around £200 so isn’t an option for everyone. Those who only have NHS scans are able to find out the gender of their baby at their 20 week scan, assuming that the baby isn’t crossing its legs. If at your scan the baby isn’t playing ball, you won’t be able to know. The limited (or expensive) chances for expectant parents to find out their future offspring’s gender has led to something called ‘nub theory’. The ‘nub’ method of gendering works from 12 weeks, when a woman has a dating scan to work out how pregnant she is and when she’s due. The fetus’s genitals haven’t fully developed at this point, so you can’t tell the gender by looking between their legs, but some people believe you can tell by looking at a ‘nub’.

The ‘nub’ is the part of the fetus which is going to develop into genitals. The theory is that if the nub is at a 30 degree angle or more, it’s going to be a boy, and if it’s at less than 30 degrees, it’s going to be a girl. Guessing gender by looking at the nub is a popular pass time on online forums such as Mumsnet where parents will post pictures of their scans and ask other users to judge from the baby’s ‘nub’ what gender the baby will be. Mumsnet users are very clear that it’s just an educated guess and in no way an exact science, which is why the person who does your scan will not commit to a gender at 12 weeks (and many may decline to do so at 20 weeks). If there’s any reason (like genetic conditions) that you need to know your baby’s gender, your GP will work with you. Otherwise, the only full proof option is to pay for a private gender scan, or to wait and see what comes out at the end.
Has any mom in Nigeria succeeded in knowing the sex of her baby at 4 or 5 months of pregnancy?

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