Gender Assessment Scan FAQs
Do I need to book an appointment?
Yes, ultrasound exams do need an appointment.
If you cannot attend your appointment we appreciate if you can give us 24 hours notice.
What stage do I have a gender assessment scan?
We perform the Gender determination pregnancy scan from 18 weeks of pregnancy onwards. Gender determination ultrasound is 97% accurate.
Many mums-to-be decide to add on a well-baby ultrasound along with the gender determination ultrasound. During the well-baby ultrasound we can determine the lie & presentation of the baby (breech or cephalic); estimate fetal weight; note the location of the placenta and measure the volume of amniotic fluid around the baby while also evaluating the pregnancy for major abnormalities.
How should I prepare for my gender assessment ultrasound?
When you attend for a gender determination pregnancy ultrasound you do not need a filled urinary bladder to help view the pregnancy. You will need to know your established due date. It is important to wear loose comfortable clothing.
Why is a gender assessment ultrasound performed?
Many mums and dads like to be like to prepare for their future arrival by finding out if it will be a boy or a girl. The gender determination scan is a great way to start early bonding with your baby and get ready for their arrival.
Will I be able to see the scan?
Yes, the ultrasound is available for you to view on a large screen located at the end of the ultrasound couch. The sonographer will explain what you are looking at and point out various items to look at on the ultrasound. You will also be able to hear the baby’s heartbeat. We aim to make this ultrasound scan an enjoyable experience for you.
What to expect at Ultrasound Dimensions?
When you arrive at Ultrasound Dimensions you will be met by our receptionist. You will then be asked to complete a waiver, even if you have been here before. You can then relax in our waiting area until the sonographer comes to meet you and take you to the scanning room. Your personal details from your completed waiver will be confirmed by the sonographer before beginning the scan.
How will I be able to find out the gender of my baby?
At 18 weeks or later it is possible to tell the gender of your baby. Determining the sex of the baby depends on baby to be in a position that allows us to visualize the genital area and sometimes the baby may not oblige on the first try! It rarely happens that we cannot see on the day of your appointment but if it does, we bring you back free of charge to determine the gender on another day.
If you want to determine the gender of your baby, please inform us on your registration form and confirm with the sonographer at the start of your scan.
Do I need a doctor's referral for a pregnancy ultrasound?
Pregnancy scans at our centre are elective so you don't have to have a referral. Just call or email to make an appointment.
Can family members attend my ultrasound appointment?
A pregnancy scan is a family affair at our clinic, so you can share your baby scan experience by bringing whomever you want and as many people as you like.