(counting from first day of last menstrual period)
Weeks After Conception
Please keep in mind that this information is approximate. Each pregnancy is different and growth rates vary. If you have any questions, please check with your care provider.
|Boy or Girl? Should We Find Out?|
Ideas for Dad:
If you have an ultrasound in the next few weeks, the technician may be able to make an "educated guess" at the gender of your baby. (Keep in mind, gender determination via ultrasound is not 100% reliable and is only as good as the person doing the scan.) If you have an amniocentesis, gender can be reliably determined via the chromosomes. Neither of these tests are performed (or should be performed) just to find out the baby's sex. |
If your care provider recommends these tests for various reasons, ask yourself if you really want to know your baby's gender. The majority of parents nowadays do want to know, but if you love a special surprise, it's perfectly okay to tell the tech/care provider that you do NOT want to know the gender. Read what other StorkNet readers said about this
|Make sure you hug mom often. Research tells us that the more hugs mom gets, the more she'll hug the baby (and you too)!|
A baby is someone just the size of a hug. ~Anonymous|
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