With my 4 boys, I have tried each discovering out their gender on the anatomy scan and remaining group inexperienced the entire being pregnant. With my fourth son, Charlie, we didn’t find out his intercourse till he was born. Sadly, on the time I was 100 p.c sure he was a woman. I packed my hospital bag filled with bows, purple sleepers, and a fantastically tender pink blanket. And, for the small likelihood he was a boy, one yellow outfit.
I don’t want to let you know I was utterly shocked when the physician pulled out one more boy. Actually, I just about misplaced my thoughts.
In fact Charlie is fantastic and I am completely over the shock, however with my present (fifth and remaining) being pregnant I determined there could be no surprises. My husband and I agreed we might be discovering out this child’s gender as quickly as attainable.
I thought this would imply ready for the 20-week ultrasound as my insurance coverage doesn’t cowl genetic testing. Then, one thing I have by no means heard of began popping up throughout within the February and March delivery boards on BabyCenter Neighborhood — SneakPeek Early Gender DNA Take a look at [note that this is not a sponsored post — I’m just a fan of the service].
Apparently mothers have been discovering out their infants gender at 9 weeks of gestation with superb accuracy (virtually 100 p.c), and for lower than $100.
Wait, what?! I had to attempt this. So, I did.
The check is tremendous straightforward to order. You should buy it each off the SneakPeek web site, or off Amazon.
The blood draw appears to be like fairly straightforward. Personally, I opted to get my blood drawn from a phlebotomist to make a thousand p.c positive I didn’t one way or the other contaminate my pattern with male DNA, being I dwell in a home filled with males.
After that, you simply stick the pattern again within the mail and wait. And, fortunately, not for lengthy. I selected the “quick observe” possibility, so I received my outcomes not even two days after delivery my pattern again. My husband and I huddled over the pc whereas my sister and finest buddy waited on speaker telephone.
I opened the e-mail and clicked the little envelope. It opened and…
Then, the screaming…and maybe just a few tears. Each completely happy and a few not-so-happy.
I was excited to get a real-life little reassurance at my 13-and-a-half-week appointment. I requested the ultrasound tech if she may inform the gender, and she or he mentioned whereas it’s nonetheless just a little early to inform for sure, our child is unquestionably wanting like a woman!
Not one of the best image of a 13.5-week child, nevertheless it’s just about all I received.
Since doing SneakPeek, I can’t cease watching YouTube movies of different mothers and their experiences. The entire course of is super-fun (and—bonus—inexpensive)! It type of makes me need to do the entire thing over once more.
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