Girl or Boy? At-Home Test Reveals Baby's Gender During Pregnancy

By Allison Bond | June 9, 2009 5:46 pm

babyIn the past, an expectant mother who wanted to know the gender of her unborn baby had to wait for a sonogram 20 weeks into her pregnancy. But now an at-home test can determine a baby’s sex only 10 weeks in, with 78 to 80 percent accuracy, according to IntelliGender, the test’s creator.

When we asked the company’s rep exactly how the test worked, we were told what we pretty much already knew: It’s an analysis of urine in which chemicals react with hormones to indicate the gender of the baby. It takes about 10 minutes for the urine sample to turn either orange (for a girl) or green (for a boy).  Interestingly, recent sexual activity can yield a false “boy” result.

The tests won’t be sold in India and China, where an overriding preference for male babies could prompt a rash of terminated pregnancies for women carrying girls. Here in the States, the company warns against a somewhat less drastic reaction parents might have when they see the results: painting the nursery a gender-specific color.

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  • http://drvitelli.typepad.com Romeo Vitelli

    “The tests won’t be sold in India and China, where an overriding preference for male babies could prompt a rash of terminated pregnancies for women carrying girls.”

    They won’t be sold legally. You can bet they’ll be available on the black market and, naturally, without the medical guidance to use these tests to get any kind of real accuracy.

  • http://www.michaelthemagician.com M. Glenister

    That test could actually spawn some cultural evolution in China & India. As some parts of China have already discovered, the shortage of females is forcing some cousins to marry – a practice frowned upon. If a test like this did dramatically decrease the relative numbers of females, then suddenly they might realize that “Oh, females are valuable.” and even reverse, or hopefully discontinue, the whole dowry concept (“illegal” but still practiced in India). In less than 20 years we could see a dramatic paradigm shift, as well as needed negative population growth.

  • Jo

    Given the population bias in such areas, it’s pretty obvious that such gender selection is happening already. I don’t see much point in banning the tests, particularly if they mean an earlier termination.

  • Reno

    what is the accuracy of this test? it could lead to a lot of unnecessary abortions, etc.
    A hormonal method for sex detection is susceptible to so many problems, I doubt it could be more than 60 – 70% accurate. aS for the concept of reversing the value of females, the current evidence does not support that. The rarity of females in China has not made them more valuable, but more of a commodity. As something to be stolen, bought, sold or bartered away at once or piecemeal (forced prostitution). There are now organized groups specializing in smuggling females from other Asian countries into China to satisfy demand.

  • http://www.yohoo.co.in pauline mary

    need to know what is symtomos for boy and girl baby during pregnancy.

    • Sima_panda12

      dear sir,
      please conform how can i got test of boy Or girl baby in pragency test at home  plese help us immideatly.after conformation i will order imideatly.
      simanchala panda koraput orissa (INDIA)

      • Phstrips

         Use Vaginal Ph test strips. Its detect the Vaginal Ph level and according to that u can get the gender. But its not 100 % confirm. The accuracy of this test is 92% rest 8 % depends upon the chromosomes. But u can get some clarity about the gender.

        I hav sold too many customer the vaginal Ph test strips and they are satisfied with this. For place the order mail me at phstrips@gmail.com

    • Phstrips

         Use
      Vaginal Ph test strips. Its detect the Vaginal Ph level and according
      to that u can get the gender. But its not 100 % confirm. The accuracy of
      this test is 92% rest 8 % depends upon the chromosomes. But u can get
      some clarity about the gender.

      I hav sold too many customer the vaginal Ph test strips and they are
      satisfied with this. For place the order mail me at phstrips@gmail.com

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  • khad

    thanks
    is it available in syria or in any arabian contry
    please how can I get this test

  • nithya ramesh

    i need to know the gender of my baby using this test.

    • Phstrips

         Use
      Vaginal Ph test strips. Its detect the Vaginal Ph level and according
      to that u can get the gender. But its not 100 % confirm. The accuracy of
      this test is 92% rest 8 % depends upon the chromosomes. But u can get
      some clarity about the gender.

      I hav sold too many customer the vaginal Ph test strips and they are
      satisfied with this. For place the order mail me at phstrips@gmail.com

  • nithya ramesh

    how can i get this test

  • amy

    Buy the gender tests on ebay.com

  • raju

    how can i get this test. I want details of that chemical & procedure of check.

  • http://i-tasik.blogspot.com i-tasik

    It is interesting, where we (the prospective parents of the children) can first find out that they contain women or men, the advantage is that it can provide plans for a nickname, and parents will easily determine the various needs of others.

    i-tasik

  • http://www.planourbaby.com Blair Felt

    There may be other nutritional supplements, as well, that can help you with gender selection. While not all of these will be identical, if you look hard enough you will eventually find that the supplements for boys tend to have certain specific ingredients, while the supplements for girls have certain different ingredients.

  • vishal

    plz let me know how i can purchase this kit to oredict sex of unborn baby

    • Phstrips

         Use
      Vaginal Ph test strips. Its detect the Vaginal Ph level and according
      to that u can get the gender. But its not 100 % confirm. The accuracy of
      this test is 92% rest 8 % depends upon the chromosomes. But u can get
      some clarity about the gender.

      I hav sold too many customer the vaginal Ph test strips and they are
      satisfied with this. For place the order mail me at phstrips@gmail.com

  • Naresh yadav

    plz let me know how i can purchase this kit to oredict sex of unborn baby

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  • Nayan24

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  • jayaramaiah

    how can i get this test

    • Phstrips

         Use
      Vaginal Ph test strips. Its detect the Vaginal Ph level and according
      to that u can get the gender. But its not 100 % confirm. The accuracy of
      this test is 92% rest 8 % depends upon the chromosomes. But u can get
      some clarity about the gender.

      I hav sold too many customer the vaginal Ph test strips and they are
      satisfied with this. For place the order mail me at phstrips@gmail.com

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  • http://www.stepbysteppregnancyguide.com/ Pregnancy Guide

    Given the people tendency in such areas, it’s very apparent that such sex choice is occurring already.

  • sri

    how to know exactly the gender of a baby during pregnance

  • http://www.healthliteracy.co.uk/ health literacy

    Act pregnant. This includes not drinking alcohol, even while trying to conceive. There is no known safe level during pregnancy and alcohol can cause birth defects.

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  • Guest

    im just 12 weeks and i REALLY WANT THIS TEST!! where can i get it and whats its name?

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