How do I determine whether my child is a boy or girl?

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I want to know how to determine whether my child is a boy or girl. Thank you

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Fetal gender determination
If you are pregnant, there will be 2 opportunities to learn your baby’s gender.

  1. Amniocentesis Test at 16 weeks of pregnancy: This is a diagnostic test that can detect chromosome abnormalities, neural tube defects and genetic disorders (such as Down Syndrome). Additionally, amniocentesis can be used to reveal the baby’s gender before birth.
  2. Ultrasound at 22 weeks or pregnancy: This procedure can reveal the baby’s gender before birth but it depends on the baby’s position at the time of the test.

Boonsaeng Wutthiphan ,M.D.
OB/GYN and Infertility Specialist
Samitivej Hospital

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20 Comments

  1. Swetha  /  November 6, 2014, 11:48 pm Reply

    I am from India. I want to enquire about gender selection .how accurate is the treatment and the cost of it

    • admin  /  November 21, 2014, 3:38 pm Reply

      Hello and thank you for your question. We have passed along this question to our medical advisors at Samitivej Hospital and we will post their reply as soon as we get it.

      Sincerely, the Expecting Expats Team

    • admin  /  November 24, 2014, 12:02 pm Reply

      Hello again. Following is a reply from Samitivej Hospital. If you have any more questions please do not hesitate to ask:
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      The Non-Invasive Fetal Trisomy (NIFTY) test uses a 6 ml sample of blood from the mother and analyzes the fetal free cell DNA. In addition to screening for Down syndrome the NIFTY test also screens for Edward syndrome (chromosome 18) and Patau syndrome (chromosome 13). However, the NIFTY test is not used to detect fetal sex.

      The benefits of the NIFTY test include a much higher detection rate (> 99% for autosomal abnormalities such as Down syndrome) and a much lower false positive rate (< 1%). With a much lower false positive rate women can avoid the need for confirmatory invasive testing, such as amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling, and their corresponding risk of fetal loss.

      The blood sample can be collected any time after 12 weeks gestation as opposed to conventional screening methods that necessitate multiple ultrasounds and blood samples taken at specific weeks of gestation. Furthermore, results are available sooner with most women informed of their test results within three weeks time.

      In comparison to conventional methods, the NIFTY test is more reliable, simple to do, safe for the mother and fetus, and the results are delivered in a timely manner. NIFTY provides parents with peace of mind, and allows for prompt access to genetic counseling sooner than what was previously possible.

      Due to patient privacy and the difference of individual pregnancy conditions, please contact info@samitivej.co.th directly and they will provide you the estimated cost for NIFTY test.

  2. abdul  /  April 11, 2015, 9:00 pm Reply

    hello i am from india i want to do gender detection my wife is having a pregnancy of 13 weak until now i want to do amminocentessis test for gender dtection if yoou let us know how much the cost of test and the time duration of test

  3. amit  /  August 21, 2015, 11:36 am Reply

    Hello sir, I want to know that it is possible to find the gender of baby in 6 to 8 weeks through blood test.what is the procedure and cost.please reply me

    • admin  /  September 2, 2015, 3:23 pm Reply

      Hello. If you would like to receive an email from Samitivej Hospital with the information you requested, please let us know.

      The Expecting Expats Team

  4. Des  /  September 19, 2015, 9:06 pm Reply

    Hello. I’m currently pregnant in Thailand. i would like to do sex determination through a bloodtest. From what week is this possible? And what are the costs?

    Thank you in advance.

    • admin  /  September 21, 2015, 10:26 am Reply

      Hello,

      We have passed along your question to the doctors at Samitivej Hospital, and you should receive a direct reply soon.

  5. Sayanti Roy  /  November 1, 2015, 12:00 am Reply

    I am a 6week pregnant mother. I have already 2daughter.l want to know that what is the sex of the fetal which is I carring now. please help me and what is the method

    • admin  /  November 2, 2015, 11:04 am Reply

      Hello and thank you for your question. We will ask Samitivej Hospital to reply to you directly with an answer to your question.

  6. Rishi  /  January 10, 2016, 11:06 pm Reply

    Hi. My wife is 9th week pregnant. Want to know the procedure for gender check of baby. And how much accurate it will be. Also the prices. Do let me know asap.
    Thanks

    • admin  /  January 12, 2016, 10:36 am Reply

      Hello, and thank you for your question. Here is a reply from Chantarat Suratanakavikul, M.D., OB/GYN at Samitivej Hospital. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

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      Some pregnant women might choose to have Noninvasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT). It is a recently developed genetic test of the maternal serum that produces a higher detection rate for trisomy 21 and other chromosomal aneuploidies in high risk pregnancies. Although it looks for chromosomal abnormalities, the sex chromosome can be determined too. It can be done as early as 10 weeks gestation. The result will be received within 10 days after the test.

      Click here to learn more about NIPT

      If you don’t want to have NIPT, you can wait until your second trimester (18-22 weeks) when your doctor will perform ultrasound to see the baby closely such as the head, brain, kidneys, spine, hands, feet, etc. (head to toe). The ultrasound can also help determine the sex of the baby.

      Chantarat Suratanakavikul, M.D.
      OB/GYN and Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist
      Samitivej Hospital

  7. nisha agarwal  /  February 4, 2016, 12:18 am Reply

    i am 4 week pregnant from india & urgently wish to know the gender of my baby. can i know this via Free DNA test?

    • admin  /  February 29, 2016, 10:36 am Reply

      Hello, and thank you for your question. Here is a reply from Chantarat Suratanakavikul, M.D., OB/GYN at Samitivej Hospital. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

      —–

      Some pregnant women might choose to have Noninvasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT). It is a recently developed genetic test of the maternal serum that produces a higher detection rate for trisomy 21 and other chromosomal aneuploidies in high risk pregnancies. Although it looks for chromosomal abnormalities, the sex chromosome can be determined too. It can be done as early as 10 weeks gestation. The result will be received within 10 days after the test.

      Click here to learn more about NIPT

      If you don’t want to have NIPT, you can wait until your second trimester (18-22 weeks) when your doctor will perform ultrasound to see the baby closely such as the head, brain, kidneys, spine, hands, feet, etc. (head to toe). The ultrasound can also help determine the sex of the baby.

      Chantarat Suratanakavikul, M.D.
      OB/GYN and Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist
      Samitivej Hospital

  8. Shipika  /  April 1, 2016, 9:46 pm Reply

    I want to contact ur clinic

  9. Pushpa  /  July 10, 2016, 1:15 am Reply

    Is fetus detection through ultrasound valid in Thailand and can it be aborted if fetus sex is undesired as per Thailand laws??
    ALso what is the cost for selective gender IVF at your hospital?

    • admin  /  July 14, 2016, 1:54 pm Reply

      With In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) with Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) method, the healthy embryo with the greatest likelihood of successful pregnancy will be selected. So you can discuss with doctor about your expectations including any underlying conditions with which you are concerned. Samitivej does not offer selective gender IVF. If you would like more information about pricing for our IVF services please contact the hospital directly at: info@samitivej.co.th.

  10. Neha  /  September 24, 2016, 9:31 pm Reply

    Hi I wanna get ultrasound for my twin pregnancy to detect gender…kindly tell me the fee and procedure…m 20 weeks pregnant

    • admin  /  September 27, 2016, 10:41 am Reply

      Hello and thank you for your comment and question. Given the specific line of inquiry, we have passed your question along to the Samitivej correspondence team. They will reply as soon as possible.

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