Pregnancy is a blessing for every marriage. Getting pregnant is all you—as a woman wants after getting married. You are grateful for the given gift, and leave it to Him which gender He would like to give you. However, as soon as your belly expand and you do the pregnancy regular check-up, you might be a little curious about the little thing inside there. You start to think that it is helpful for you to prepare many things for your baby if you know the gender. Nowadays, an ultrasound can help you determining your baby’s health condition, development, and even gender. This is a painless treatment and can be done in almost mother and baby care unit in a hospital.
What is ultrasound and how does it work?
An ultrasound is a modern method used to check pregnancy status. Ultrasound is done by sending a sound waves through mother’s womb. This sound waves will go back as an image of baby’s actual form. In modern medical world, ultrasound is really helpful and practical, because it is easy to apply and real-time. Through it, we can see what is going on mother’s womb, and hence, might conclude any imperfections a baby may undergo. Ultrasound is really crucial in the early age of pregnancy. In the first trimester, moms-to-be are advised to do regular ultrasound to check their pregnancy conditions. Ultrasound is proven safe for unborn baby and the mother and has several beneficial functions, such as:
- Confirming pregnancy status when it reaches the second trimester.
- Detecting pregnancy age, which can be concluded by measuring the fetus size. This will then determine the approximate birth date.
- Checking baby’s growth and development inside the womb. Ultrasound may detect possible defects although it is not 100 percent accurate.
- Determining baby’s condition after mother’s vaginal bleeding in early trimester.
- Checking the position and location of placenta, which later can determine birth method—normal or caesarian section.
- Determining baby’s gender when the position is proper and can be read by the sound waves.
How to know baby’s gender without ultrasound?
Some parents are excited to know their baby’s gender, while some others want to keep it secret until birth. However, hundred years from now, people did not have an ultrasound, and they have to go natural for determining the possibility of their baby’s gender. Should you have long, tiring queue to get into an ultrasound, you might want to try the natural ways of knowing your baby gender.
- If your pregnancy is the result of the sex close to your ovulation dates, you might carry a boy. This is because the Y-toting sperms that produce a boy swim faster than the X one, which produce a girl. When you have sex close to your ovulation, this Y-toting sperms will swim and reaches your fertile egg before the X-toting sperms, giving a chance of getting a baby boy. An opposite method should be done if you want a baby girl.
- If you walk with your right foot first, you are carrying a baby boy, and vice versa.
- You look yourself in the mirror and pull down the skin under your left eye. If you see a V-shaped vein, you are carrying a girl.
- If you are carrying low, you might be carrying a boy, while if you are carrying high, you might be carrying a girl. Look at your side in the mirror to know this.
- If you have very bad morning sickness, you might carry a girl, because your body is loaded with women hormones that make the morning sickness worse.
- When you are carrying a girl, your baby weight will be centered on your hip, while if you are carrying a boy, the weight will be centered on the front of your belly.
- If your baby’s heart rate is under 140 beats per minute, you might be carrying a boy. While it exceeds 140 beats per minute, you are carrying a girl.
There are no exact ways with 100 percent accuracy for knowing your baby’s gender. Whatever it is, you will still be surprised when your baby is born.