For example, when a specific genetic disease runs in the family and is gender specific. That said, most of the time, people wish to know out of pure curiosity. For those who do want to know, searching for answers especially easy ones! Illustration by Brianna Gilmartin, Verywell Finding Out Just over half of men and women want to find out the sex of their baby before the birth.
9 Scientific Hints to Predict the Sex of Your Baby
Here are a few that could offer clues to the sex of your baby. The guessing game begins almost as soon as you get a positive result on a pregnancy test. Will it be a girl? Or a boy?
One potential worry is that women might abort fetuses of an undesired sex. Several companies do not sell tests in China or India, where boys are prized over girls and fetuses found to be female have been aborted. While sex selection is not considered a widespread objective in the United States, companies say that occasionally customers expressed that interest, and have been denied the test. At least one company, Consumer Genetics, which sells the Pink or Blue test, requires customers to sign a waiver saying they are not using the test for that purpose. Sex-determination tests are part of a new frontier of fetal DNA testing, which can be used to determine paternity and blood type, and is being used to develop early screening tests for genetic diseases or disorders like Down syndrome.