Every mother hopes to see her child progress along the expected path. Though some children may take longer to develop speech or motor skills than others, it is usually no cause for concern. However, if you feel that your child is significantly behind the other children her age, you should take note. Look for some of the signs of developmental delays in your child and discuss them with her pediatrician. Early intervention can help her achieve her full potential.
Professionals and stay-at-home moms alike have tried many methods for generations to determine the sex of their unborn children. Using wedding rings as pendulums, checking out Chinese lunar calendars, experiments with drain cleaner and other liquids, fortune tellers and a few more have been old wives’ tales for centuries. But while sometimes expectant moms and dads make a lucky guess, the truth is that only a qualified doctor can accurately determine the sex of an unborn child.
When you are pregnant, the first question everyone seems to ask you is if you are having a girl or a boy. And it does make sense to know. You only have to pick one name, you can start buying clothes and you can decorate the nursery. Old wives’ tales aside, you can determine the sex of your baby medically.
For some, determining the gender of the baby is a simple matter of wanting to choose a good name or to pick the right colors for the nursery. For those at risk of passing on gender-specific genetic diseases, it’s a lot more important. If you want to know the gender of your baby for fun reasons, you’re probably going to have to wait until the 18th week to learn your baby’s gender, but if your family history or age puts you into a high risk category, you may get to find out baby’s age early.