Almost every studio advertises that they can tell the gender at 15 weeks (including us). Which is technically true. We do them all the time at 15 weeks. We are right a vast majority of the time too. But guess what? Doing your gender at 15 weeks is exactly the moment when it’s possible, but it doesn’t mean that’s the best time. We often hear mom’s say during their session, “that doesn’t look like anything” and you would be correct. To the untrained eye it doesn’t look like anything. When you come to our studio for a gender, you aren’t just paying for us to use our $75,000 ultrasound machine to look inside your belly on a comfy bed. You are paying for our experience. Because determining gender is SUBJECTIVE. Meaning, not an exact science, or to put it differently, open to interpretation by the person performing the scan. The only 100% without-a-doubt certain way to tell a gender at 15 weeks is a DNA test.
So that’s what most won’t tell you. At 15 weeks it is NOT an exact science. Nobody (not even your doctor) can say that 100% without-a-doubt your gender is X or Y because it’s just not possible. However, the plus side is that you can always wait a week or two. Your chances of being 100% go up really, really, quickly. So, don’t be such a rush, slow down and make sure you aren’t painting everything blue and buying pants, when you should be painting things pink and buying dresses. That week or so can save you a lot of heartache.