There are several benefits of a gender prediction test, and while many couples prefer to wait for the surprise, determination of gender is important to others. This service can be abused of course, particularly in some cultures where termination can be used to engineer the gender of a family. However, this service is not available universally worldwide, and even in the USA some states do permit the gender to be known until after a certain period.
So what are these benefits of a baby gender prediction test that attract so many partners to want to know as soon as they can? Here are some pros and cons of knowing the gender of your baby in advance:
Benefits of Determination of Gender
1) Many like to have to choose only one name. While some feel that choosing two would not appear too onerous, others like to know the gender in advance so they can have the name included on their clothes and in the nursery.
2) To prepare other children for the new arrival: many parents feel that it is easier and better to prepare other children for the new arrival if they know if it is a boy or a girl, and also known the name. They can touch mummy's tummy and say "That's little Michael in there" and find it easier to adapt when little Michael finally arrives.
3) The same is true for the parents, particularly the mother. Some women find it easier to cope with pregnancy if her baby has an identity and a name. She can plan for little Susan and cope with her better during difficult times.
4) Some women feel they bond more deeply with their baby if they know the sex, and can think of the child in terms of a little boy or girl - and even with a name.
5) A baby gender test enables people to get on with gender-specific decoration of the nursery and buying gender-specific clothing. Blue or pink, boy's toys or girl's toys. This is as true for the relatives as for the parents. Many friends and relatives like to buy gifts for a new baby, and knowing the gender in advance will help them in their choice: you could even write up a list of items that would be appreciated, now that you know you are having a boy or a girl.
Reasons for Not Knowing Baby's Gender
a) Some parents prefer to be surprised at the birth. There is nothing quite like it for some to be told 'it's a boy' or 'it’s a girl'. Finding out in advance seems too clinical for some people, even though it's the more practical option.
b) Other have their own reasons: to annoy their relatives, to stay wondering through the difficult periods of pregnancy, and remain traditional. Some are also fearful that the test result may be wrong and they have geared themselves up for girl but get a boy.
While all of these reasons for determination of gender are good ones, and people should be free to choose or not to choose gender determination in advance, there are no reasons to be fearful of the accuracy of a baby gender test if you choose the best you can get.
Yes, an ultrasound scan might be inaccurate - in fact they often give false results and some are indeterminate, where no decision can be made. However, if you use the DNA KnowtheGender test, then your level of accuracy is over 99%. This is more accurate than any other test possible without being invasive and taking a blood sample or a sample from the womb itself.
We can send you out a sampling kit to collect your own urine sample and send it back to us in the container and box provided along with full instructions and everything else you would need.
We then extract the DNA strands in your urine. This DNA is transferred from your amniotic fluid to the placenta, and then to your bloodstream from which it is filtered out by your kidneys and excreted in your urine. Although the kidneys will destroy a lot of this DNA, our laboratory gets enough to duplicate using a technique known as PCR (polymerase chain reaction) where we use an enzyme to multiply the DNA to a level that can be accurately tested.
We test for the Y chromosome, the male chromosome that only males have. If this is absent, then we know you are having a girl. Our test is over 99% accurate and can be carried out at 9 weeks after conception. You can take that from the date of your last menstrual period- that is accurate enough for the purpose of the test.
No other non-invasive gender prediction test is as accurate as this, and KnowtheGender is the only baby gender determination method that can be carried out as early as 9 weeks with any acceptable degree of accuracy. So the choice is yours: if you want to know, then you can test your urine and you can get a result with a high degree of accuracy. If you don’t want to know - then you are in for a lovely surprise. Determination of gender is not important to everybody.