He or she? B5’s Gender Reveal

Ultrasounds don’t just reveal the baby’s gender; the procedure is done mainly to take an early look at the fetus to make sure it’s developing properly. During an ultrasound, the technician moves a device over the mother’s stomach that sends high-frequency sound waves through her uterus. The sound waves create a picture of the fetus that is viewed simultaneously on a monitor. Depending on the age and position of the fetus, the technician should be able to accurately tell if it’s a boy or a girl. This is based on the technician’s recognition of its male or female genitals. Gender determination is always done in 2D B&W technology for reliability purposes.

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