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Reported benefits of early fetal sex determination


International Journal of Pregnancy & Child Birth
Nora Abunadi, Nina Hoang, Haley Milot, Chris Jacob

Abstract

The childbearing journey is one that begins long before the birth of the child. Upon the process of conceiving, the next significant factor of pregnancy is identifying the fetus’s sex. The traditional method of fetal sex determination is an ultrasound, which may inform the mother of her unborn child’s sex at 18 weeks of pregnancy. However, with recent genomic and technological advances, fetal sex can be determined earlier than that which an ultrasound can execute. Gateway Genomics’ SneakPeek® Early Gender DNA Test is a product that has achieved this by allowing the early knowledge of the fetus’s sex. Expecting mothers who utilize the prenatal gender test can discover the sex of their baby as early as 8 weeks into pregnancy. In order to assess the perceived benefits of early fetal sex determination, Gateway Genomics constructed a study in which postpartum women provided insight into the effect of the early gender test on their pregnancy journey. The survey highlights several possible advantages that the early knowledge of fetal sex can provide to the expecting mother, the family, and friends. Results from the survey confirm that early fetal sex determination does confer various benefits to the childbearing process

Keywords

sex determination, parents, pregnancy, childbearing

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