PARENTS

New Test Reveals Babies' Sex At Just SEVEN Weeks Of Pregnancy

29/11/2013 10:59 | Updated 22 May 2015

A blood test that can reveal a baby's sex just seven weeks into pregnancy has been developed by doctors.

At the moment, parents usually find out the sex of their baby - if they choose to - at the 20 week scan. The new test - which will cost around £300 - checks for the male 'Y' chromosome from the unborn child's DNA which can be detected in the mother's blood. It has so far had a 983A2Fwww.parentdish.co.uk2F112Fnew-test-reveals-babies-sex-at-just-seven-weeks-of-pregnancy%2F&layout=standard&show_faces=true&width=450&action=recommend&font=arial&colorscheme=light&height=80" style="border: medium none; overflow: hidden; width: 450px; height: 80px;">

Dr Esther Guetta from the Sheba Medical Centre near Tel Aviv developed the test to check for genetic diseases such haemophilia, but it is reportedly already being made available to pregnant women in parts of the U.S., Israel and some European countries.

Critics of the test say that finding out a baby's sex at such an early stage could encourage some parents to terminate if they discover the child is not the sex they were hoping for.

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