Do you know what are the ways to find out the sex of an embryo? During pregnancy, it is very common for parents to want to know if they are having a boy or a girl. Although an ultrasound is commonly used to identify the sex of developing babies, there are also other alternatives that we want to share with you.
Obstetrical ultrasounds make it possible to observe images of the baby inside the uterus to monitor it’s development during the months of gestation. After the 18th week, your doctor will be able to tell you if your baby is a boy or a girl.
This method is the most common, as it’s an economical and simple option to perform.
The NACE test or the non-invasive prenatal study allows to examine the health of the embryo as it analyzes the chromosomes, to identify if there’s any disease or irregularity with the chromosomes. Some chromosomal imbalances can pose a risk to the baby.
By being able to analyze the chromosomes, it’s possible to identify whether an embryo has XX or XY chromosomes, which assign a person’s sex.
We invite you to read our blog post: What is the NACE test? We believe it may be a topic of interest to you.
The PGT-A or PGS test also analyzes the chromosomes of an embryo. However, this test is performed on patients undergoing In Vitro Fertilization. After fertilization, embryos are obtained, which may have a chromosome analysis, to identify if there are chromosomal imbalances.
Unlike the NACE test, with this test the parents can know if the embryos have XX or XY chromosomes, allowing them to choose whether they want to have a girl or a boy.
This is the only test that allows patients to choose the sex of their baby.
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Ways to find out the sex of an embryo