If you are pregnant I am sure you have heard of Sneak Peek. It is a blood test you can do at home, or in an office. Their site says that it is 99.1% accurate.
I was 8 weeks pregnant and figured why not? I could pay $80 to find out the gender of my baby weeks before they would be able to tell me through ultrasound.
So, I got it.
I also did my research… I found that you have to be extra careful not to contaminate it with male DNA, and since I had three boys and my boyfriend all in my house, I knew that I had to be so SO careful.
I got the kit in the mail, I showered, I bleached the countertop I was going to use, and I scrubbed my hands with the little brush that came with the kit. When I said I scrubbed, I mean I scrubbed. My fingers, under the nails, for like 10 minutes I was scrubbing. Then I pricked my fingers and getting the blood into the tube was a lot harder than I thought it would be.
Three bruised fingertips and two days later, I got the results in my email:
My fourth boy. I was a little caught off guard as I felt like I was having a girl, but it also made sense since I had three boys already.
So, boy, I was having a boy. I told everyone who knew about my pregnancy, they were all not surprised at all.
I still had a feeling that the baby was not a boy, I couldn’t get myself excited, at all. So, I scheduled a 3d/4d ultrasound to get a gender confirmation. On the day of my appointment, I was thirteen weeks and two days. I went with my mom and my nine-month-old son, they sat on the couch and I laid on the table. The tech started showing me the baby, and it was also being shown on a big screen tv where my mom sat. She kept telling my son “There’s your baby brother.”
The tech asked if I knew I was having a boy, and I said yes, I got the sneak peek blood test done.
After a few minutes, the tech and I had the following conversation:
Tech: “Are you sure you’re having a boy?”
Me: “Yeah, that’s what the blood test said.”
Tech: “I’m asking because I don’t see a -insert boy part here-.”
My mom: “You don’t see it? You don’t see it?” She was then standing next to me, holding my son and peering at the screen.
Tech: “This is a girl.”
My mom: “It’s a girl?!”
Anyway, I got ultrasound pictures, my mom was extra excited, she even did a little dance. I, however, was still unsure and I did not want to get my hopes up. I mean, I got a blood test, I was incredibly careful during that blood test, how could I be having a girl after it said boy?
My mom was sending me pictures of girl clothes, asking what her name was going to be, wanting to post about it all over social media.
I had the feeling that baby was a girl, the blood test said a boy, and the ultrasound said girl. So, what did I do? I took to the internet. Posting in mom groups, and a lot of them said not to count it as a girl just yet because a thirteen-week ultrasound was still early.
At fifteen weeks, my doctor suggested I get a NIPT, which I agreed to and she asked if I wanted to know the gender when I got the results. I asked how accurate it was and she said it was always correct, they take the blood straight from the vein, there is no way to contaminate it.
About a week later, I got my results: A GIRL.
After two blood tests and an ultrasound, I was finally convinced that I was finally having my first girl.
Luckily, if I send proof of gender after birth, I can get my money back from the company. I’m not telling you this to convince you to not go the sneak peek, if that’s what you want to do, then go for it. I am just telling my side and how it was wrong for me.
Good luck and happy pregnancy!