Yes, it is possible to determine the gender of a baby through a transvaginal ultrasound (TVS) at 15 weeks of pregnancy. However, it is important to note that the accuracy of determining the gender during this stage may vary. In some cases, it may be clear and accurate, while in others, it may still be too early to accurately determine the gender. The accuracy can also depend on factors such as fetal position and technician expertise.
It is worth mentioning that TVS ultrasounds are generally more accurate than abdominal ultrasounds for determining fetal gender at an early stage. This is because TVS provides clearer images due to its closer proximity to the uterus.
If you are specifically interested in finding out your baby's gender, you can discuss this with your healthcare provider or ultrasound technician before scheduling your appointment. They will be able to provide you with more information about their experience and success rates in determining fetal gender at 15 weeks using TVS.
Alternatively, there are non-invasive prenatal tests (NIPTs) available that can determine fetal sex as early as nine weeks into pregnancy. These tests analyze cell-free DNA from the mother's blood and have shown high accuracy rates for determining fetal sex. However, it's important to note that NIPTs are typically not covered by insurance and can be quite expensive.
Ultimately, if finding out your baby's gender is important to you, discussing your options with your healthcare provider will help guide you towards the most suitable method based on your specific circumstances.