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When can you tell the gender? anm830 Due January 6; Fountain City, Indiana 22 posts
28th Jun '13

I go next Tuesday for an ultrasound and Ill be 13 weeks. Does anyone know if Ill be able to find out the gender of the baby, or is that still too soon? Also the baby's heartbeat has been 172 each time so far, and I have had people tell me that it means that the baby will be a girl because of the high heart rate. Is there any truth to that or just a myth?

GlossedOutLips TTC since Jun 2013; 1 child; Valencia, Spain 103 posts
28th Jun '13

they told me i was having i girl at 12 weeks and confirmed at 18 and 23 weeks.

BαtMαɳ Secret Bat Cave, CA, United States 53489 posts
28th Jun '13

13 weeks is still too early. Wait a a couple more weeks.



As for the HB, I'm having a girl and her HB has always been in the mid 150's. Definitely a myth.

What's wrong, flat face? TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Texas 13675 posts
28th Jun '13

My friend found out at 12 weeks that she was having a boy.

Zeke's Mama Due September 26; 1 child; Pensacola, Florida 5148 posts
28th Jun '13

You can, but parts are just beginning to form so I wouldn't trust it. Also, DS's HB were that high for a while...most definitely not a girl.

Liam's Mama 1 child; North Carolina 5474 posts
28th Jun '13

I was 14w5d. I really think 13 weeks is too early.

Sammiewhammy 5 kids; Tracy, CA, United States 283 posts
28th Jun '13

The heart rate thing....not always a good indicator for gender. My daughters had lower heart rates and my sons had higher ones, so it was opposite in my case.



As for the ultrasound, it's early but possible. I was a little over 13 weeks with this one and we were able to find out. A lot depends on whether or not the baby is cooperating. Some babies are "exhibitionists" and some are more "reserved" lol.
Let the technician know that you want to find out so they can really try to focus on it for you.



And let us know too :)

Mrs.Gray♥ 48 kids; Corinth, Mississippi 1669 posts
28th Jun '13

Usually, the earliest they will try to look is 16 weeks, but typically closer to 20.

raelene814 Due November 14; 1 child; Titusville, Pennsylvania 13 posts
28th Jun '13
Quoting anm830:" I go next Tuesday for an ultrasound and Ill be 13 weeks. Does anyone know if Ill be able to find out ... [snip!] ... tell me that it means that the baby will be a girl because of the high heart rate. Is there any truth to that or just a myth?"

I am having a girl and so far her heart beat 153.. it is alil to soon to tell what u are having.. but don't get upset..

Rachel Whalen 1 child; New York 406 posts
28th Jun '13

I found out at 16 weeks im having a girl and her heart rate was in the 170s evry time

Squeaky McGee 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 63810 posts
28th Jun '13

The genitals start to differentiate at 12 weeks, so at 13 weeks, there is a lot of room for error. I wouldn't trust it until 18-20 weeks, personally. As far as the heartbeat, it means nothing. At that point in pregnancy, it is going to be fast. It slows down as the baby grows. With my first, her heart rate was always in the 160's-170's. With this baby, the heart rate is always in the 140's-150's. Both girls.

*Soon 2B G0rda* Due December 24; 3 kids; Mexico 8906 posts
28th Jun '13

Potty shots aren't reliable until the end of the 14th week/15th week..




at 13 weeks you would have to get a nub shot and have an experienced tech to determine the angle

mom of 2 boys and a girl 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Apple Valley, CA, United States 153 posts
28th Jun '13

With all mine I found out about 14-18 weeks. I went in at about 11 weeks with this one and there was no telling she was still too small, but you can always ask maybe they can see depending how good they are. Good luck

*((MoMmY Of 4))* 4 kids; San Bernardino, California 704 posts
28th Jun '13

13 weeks is to early...for a better look I say 16 + weeks.

*mummy2firstdue8thNov* Due November 7; Japan 2 posts
29th Jun '13

Hi! I made sure I was 20 weeks exactly.. pretty hard to miss that my bub is a boy! LOL. It showed up pretty clearly on the ultrasound then :) good luck