Baby Boy Ultrasound Pictures
One of the exciting times of the pregnancy is when one gets to find out the baby’s gender (if they so choose). However, in most cases it could be a great mystery on the ultrasound screen. Ultrasounds are hard to decipher if you are not used to looking at them all day long, so we hope that with the images below, you would be better equipped to understand baby boy ultrasound pictures in 3D!
Ultrasound comes in many variations, but in the field of medicine only certain frequencies are used in order to protect the surrounding tissue while still having the sound waves penetrate to the needed depth. In short, ultrasound machines use sound waves with varying frequency to construct an image on the screen. This technology dates back many decades and has evolved today to show images in amazing detail. At A Date With Baby, we use 3D/4D/5D ultrasound technology to create the astonishingly detailed images of the baby.
Traditional 2D ultrasound imaging is still the gold standard for determining a baby’s gender, but if the baby is cooperative, 3D imaging will add a level of clarity never previously possible.
During pregnancy, you and your doctor will schedule many ultrasounds to gather information useful in assessing the fetus’s growth and well-being at various stages. As unfortunate as it may be, gender reveal is often not a top priority for medical professionals doing these exams. Let us assist you with this! As early as 16 weeks into your pregnancy, our staff can make a significantly more accurate prediction of your baby’s gender.
How Early Can The Gender Be Seen
It is recommended that you visit our studios between the ages of 15 and 16 weeks for the gender reveal. Before this, accuracy was quite low and errors were common.
Although your doctor will likely arrange your first ultrasound between 11 and 14 weeks, at that stage it will still be impossible to determine the gender through ultrasound. At this point, it will be necessary to take a number of critical metrics to verify adequate progress has been made thus far.
Ultrasound cannot tell the gender of a baby at this early stage of development. At this stage in development, both sexes seem similar because they both have a genital tubercle that will eventually become a penis or a clitoris.
External genitalia begin to differentiate between males and girls at the right gestational age. While this change occurs about 12 weeks, ultrasonography (in the hands of a competent professional) will accurately indicate the gender around 15-16 weeks.
There exists a method of trying to determine the sex of the baby earlier that this, but most accurate process overall is to wait until the baby has had enough time to develop.
What to look for with baby boy ultrasound
At an ultrasound session for a boy, we search for the scrotum and the penis in the image, frequently referred to as the “potty shot,” when both are discernible and there is room between them. The penis will have a thicker cylindrical form placed directly on top of the scrotum, while the scrotum will seem like a circle. Because of how the entire thing resembles a turtle with its head out of its shell, this sign is occasionally referred to as a turtle sign.
These baby boy ultrasound images are truly heartwarming. For those who are keen to discover their baby’s gender earlier, our early gender blood test is a fantastic option, offering results at just 7 weeks.