Did you just find out you are pregnant with your first child? Congratulations, because pregnancy is obviously beautiful and one of the most beautiful moments of your life. When you’re pregnant, your baby’s health naturally comes first. Still, most parents remain curious and want to know the sex of the child. Is it a boy or a girl? Because you know the sex, you can also buy certain items and clothes for the child. In this way, you are fully prepared for the arrival of your boy or girl. Are you curious how to determine the gender? And how is the gender of your baby is established? In this article, we go into detail about that, so you can learn more about it.
How is the gender of your baby determined?
During the fertilization of the egg with a sperm, the sex of the baby is directly determined. This can be done through the sex chromosomes of the father and of course the mother of the child. This also determines the sex of the baby, and the sex chromosome of the mother is ‘XX’ and that of the father is ‘XY’. The mother always gives the X chromosome, and with the father it can be either one. Thus, the father gives the X chromosome, but also the Y chromosome. If the father gives the X chromosome it will always be a girl and if it is the Y chromosome it will be a boy.
The passing on of the chromosomes already happens during fertilization. However, it is not yet possible to determine the gender. This can only be done a few weeks after conception and is generally done at the 20-week ultrasound. Nevertheless, you can know it for this purpose by means of a peekaboo test. How does a peekaboo test work? You can read below.
A peekaboo test is a test that you can perform yourself, with which you can determine the sex of the baby. This can be done as early as 7 weeks of pregnancy and is 99% accurate. It is a DNA test and has been used by over 20 million people. This means that it is extremely well tested and in most cases actually correct. When testing, you have to take blood from your finger and send the test to the Peekaboo lab. In this way, you will know the sex of your baby in no time.