Eva. Age: 22.
Throughout history, many parents didn't want to wait until the actual birth to find out. They'd wave crystals over the mother or consult the stars. Now, of course, there are much more accurate ways to determine gender before a baby is born. If you're at least 12 weeks pregnant, your doctor can probably tell you the sex of your baby with a high degree of confidence.
Fiona. Age: 22.
Time for your 12-week scan? Here's what to expect...
Back to Your pregnancy and baby guide. Ultrasound scans use sound waves to build a picture of the baby in the womb. The scans are painless, have no known side effects on mothers or babies, and can be carried out at any stage of pregnancy.
Bethany. Age: 32.
The ultrasound identification of fetal gender at the gestational age of 11–12 weeks
Fetal development takes on new meaning in the second trimester. Highlights might include finding out your baby's sex and feeling your baby move. As your pregnancy progresses, your baby might begin to seem more real. Two months ago, your baby was a cluster of cells.
For many, waiting until the week scan feels like a lifetime The nub theory, also known as the angle of the dangle, looks at how your baby's spinal cord and genital tissues are forming at your first pregnancy scan. While it's not recommended by midwives - the NHS recommends you wait until your second ultrasound between 18 and 21 weeks - many parents say they've used the nub test to make an educated guess earlier. All embryos have a small bud or swelling genital nub.