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Gender Pregnancy Q&A

The Ultrasound Scan will confirm if you are having a boy or a girl.
You can have a gender Ultrasound Scan between 16 and 40 weeks.
It is recommended to wait until you are 16 weeks pregnant for the external genital organs to develop fully.
Wear a comfortable 2- piece outfit (top and bottom) to easily expose your tummy for an ultrasound. You can eat as usual. You will be asked to drink at least one litre of water 1 hour before your appointment to ensure that you have a full bladder for the transabdominal ultrasound.
A full bladder allows the ultrasound to visualise the uterus and ovaries. It pushes the gas-filled loops of the bowel out of the way and opens a viewing window to the pelvis.
In London Private Ultrasound clinic, it is completed within 20 minutes.
Yes. None of the pregnancy Ultrasound Scans is harmful to you or the baby. Ultrasounds have been used for many years to monitor pregnancies. There is no radiation used in an ultrasound. It does not cause any health problems for the patient or the baby.
You will be asked to lie on your back with your tummy exposed. The sonographer will cover the examined area with ultrasound gel which guarantees smooth movement of the probe over the skin. An image of your baby will appear on the screen. You will get a 2D picture to take home with you.
Yes. The clear ultrasound gel is not toxic and is safe during your ultrasound scan. It does not stain or otherwise ruin your clothes. It has no spermicide and can be used for fertility cases without effect on sperm and conception.
The results are discussed verbally after your ultrasound and then sent to your email as a report on the same day.
No, it is a personal choice if you want to know your baby's gender or not.
You might be asked to walk around a little to encourage the baby to move to a more favorable position. If the baby's position still needs to be improved, we will reschedule your appointment free of charge.
Pregnancy ultrasounds performed between weeks 18 and 20 will be 99% correct when determining your baby's gender.
While a 3D/4D Ultrasound Scan may confirm the gender of the baby, the best method to determine the baby's gender is to do a standard 2D ultrasound.
No. You will get the picture free of charge.