How to Identify a Boy or a Girl in Pregnancy

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There are many old wives’ tales about how to tell if a pregnant woman is expecting a baby boy or baby girl, but these techniques are just as accurate as guessing. Ultrasound is an accurate and safe way to determine the gender of an unborn baby but it is often not performed until the 20th week of pregnancy. The Pink or Blue Early Gender Test from Consumer Genetics can accurately determine gender after the 10th week of pregnancy.

Step 1

Purchase the Pink or Blue Early Early Gender Test at a pharmacy or online. It can be bought packaged with two pregnancy tests. If you have already confirmed your pregnancy you can purchase the Pink or Blue Early Gender Test by itself online.

Step 2

Wait until the 10th week of pregnancy to take the test. Test results before the 10th week of pregnancy will not be accurate. Determine when you will be 10 weeks pregnant based on the first day of your last period or a due date determined by ultrasound.

Step 3

Take the test when you are able to be alone for a few minutes. Use a household cleaner to thoroughly clean a flat surface. Use a paper towel since cloth towels may have come in contact with male DNA. The Pink or Blue Early Gender Test cannot be taken with any males present, adult or child.

Step 4

Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water. Be sure to focus on the areas between your fingers and under your nails.

Step 5

Open the Pink or Blue Early Gender Kit and lay out all the supplies that you need.

Step 6

Choose which finger you are going to use to perform the test. Run that finger under warm running water for several minutes and rub it firmly to get the blood flowing.

Step 7

Firmly press the lancet to the tip of your finger until you hear a click. Allow the blood drop to form on your finger.

Step 8

Hold your finger over the DNA paper and massage your finger until a blood drop falls to the paper. Continue until at least three circles on the paper have been filled with blood. Avoid rubbing your finger on the paper.

Step 9

Allow the DNA paper to dry for 30 minutes, then package it up in the envelope provided. Mail your sample to the lab using two- to three-day mail.

Step 10

Wait to receive your results by email.

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