June 15, 2024

Many parents-to-be can’t wait to have an ultrasound to find out whether they are having a boy or a girl. The disadvantage is that you have to be patient, because an ultrasound that shows the gender can only be done from the 16th week of pregnancy. Fortunately, the Peekaboo test exists for those curious parents who cannot wait any longer! Want to know more? Then you’ve come to the right blog! 

Why would you want to know the gender? 

Before we explain exactly what the Peekaboo test entails, we want to tell you why it is useful to know the gender of the baby during pregnancy. When you know the gender you have a much better idea of the baby, which makes the baby more ‘real’ in your mind. It is also practical, because you can already think about the name, you can buy clothes and start thinking about the design of the baby’s room. It is also useful when you’re having a baby shower, because then family and friends know better what gifts they can give and it makes the whole party more fun! 

What is the Peekaboo test? 

The Peekaboo test is a test that can be taken very early in the pregnancy, already in the seventh week! So this test is perfect for curious parents who want to know very soon whether they can expect a boy or a girl. Often this test is taken in a clinic with professionals. These experts know how exciting this test is for you, and are therefore optimally trained to give you a perfect result that is completely reliable. 

How does the Peekaboo test work? 

The Peekaboo test is a test that is administered at a very early stage and therefore works completely differently to an ultrasound, for example. After seven weeks of pregnancy you won’t be able to see much on an ultrasound. The Peekaboo test works by means of a blood test and it is a DNA test. A small blood sample is taken from the mother, who is obviously the carrier of the baby. The experts at the clinic then go and see if there is a Y chromosome present in the blood, this chromosome only men have. So if this Y chromosome is present you will get a boy and if the Y chromosome is absent then you will get a girl! We also shouldn’t fail to mention that the test is completely safe for the mother and for the baby, so no worries!