Usually, “Gender scan” is performed in US at 20th week, along with the anomaly scan. But, some hospitals offer an “Elective Gender Scan” at 16 weeks. It costs $40 and our insurance did not cover it, but still we opted for it, because we were too excited to find out the gender of the baby! 🙂 Our scan was scheduled on March 25th,2015!
How is it performed?
The sonographer will perform a trans-abdominal ultrasound where she will look for presence of penis or clitoris (3 lines) between the baby’s legs. Some sonographers cannot control their excitement and will announce the result excitedly; but, however, if you plan to get the results in a sealed envelop (like we did), you should inform the sonographer beforehand.
Our best friends were throwing us a “gender reveal party”, so we asked for the results in the sealed envelop. 🙂 Our baby was co-operative and she could find out the results within seconds.
We came to know that we were having a BOY! 🙂