There's a lot of planning that goes into preparing to welcome a little one into the world! Everything from trying out different colors on nursery walls to browsing baby names for hours to buying the cutest little socks. For many expecting parents, learning the biological sex of their baby can kick off this exciting planning process.

With the Juno Birch™ Fetal Gender Test, you might be planning your gender* reveal sooner than you think! 

Our cell-free DNA (cfDNA) screening test allows you to learn your baby's chromosomal sex as early as 7-weeks into your pregnancy. And the best part? You can take the test in the comfort of your own home on your time and your terms. Collect your sample, mail it in using a provided prepaid return label, and get your results within just a few short days! 

Learning your baby’s sex “the old way”

It's standard practice for obstetric providers to offer a second-trimester sonogram called an anatomy scan. This ultrasound typically takes place between 18 to 22 weeks of gestation. If you're not using an early fetal gender test, this is usually when you'll learn your baby's sex. 

During your second-trimester sonogram appointment, the individual performing your ultrasound may determine whether you're having a boy or a girl. But unfortunately, there's never any guarantee that you'll walk away with answers.

Depending on the baby's position and other factors influencing visibility, there's a chance that the sonographer, radiologist, or obstetrician may not be able to reveal your baby's sex. In case of uncertainty, they might recommend a follow-up ultrasound.

If you do discover your baby's sex during your appointment, it may not be the memorable experience you expected.

A pregnant woman is going to an ultrasound appointment to learn more about her baby's health, and if she is expecting a boy or a girl.

Let’s talk about the emotional disconnect that might happen during the anatomy ultrasound.

An anatomy sonogram aims to examine the growth and development of the baby and placenta, so your ultrasound tech may not chat or make much small talk. Time and focus will center on examining detailed information about your baby, including their size, the shape and solidness of their bones, the location and structure of their organs, the size and structure of your placenta, umbilical cord blood flow, and the amount of amniotic fluid. 

With this in mind, a sonographer, radiologist, or obstetrician will be focused on documenting your baby’s development - even though you may be waiting to learn if you’re having a girl or a boy.

That’s where the emotional disconnect may happen.

For some parents, learning a child's sex can be a monumental moment. However, an ultrasound room isn't always the most comfortable place to express your emotions and excitement. 

The solution: learn your baby’s sex at home with an early fetal gender test

Fortunately, the anatomy ultrasound isn't the only way to learn the sex of your baby. With the Juno Birch™ Test, you're in control of the process. You determine when and how to discover your baby's gender without ever leaving the comfort of your home! Our at-home test is an affordable and easy option for those looking for convenience and accuracy. 

Early gender tests give you the power to decide when and how you learn your baby’s sex. 

Some couples plan an intimate candlelight dinner to set the mood before opening their results. Others may hand them off to a trusted loved one so they can plan the perfect gender reveal party! The important thing is that you can learn your baby's sex on time and terms.

Enters the Juno Birch™ Test

You can learn the sex of your baby as early as 7 weeks gestation with the Juno Birch™ Fetal Gender Test. The Juno team carefully designed the Birch™ at-home test so you can feel comfortable and supported throughout the entire process!

Our Customer Care team is here to assist you through the blood collection process 7 days a week to give you peace of mind and confidence in the results. 

Boy or girl? A lot of expecting parents feel that discovering the gender of their baby helps them build a bond early in pregnancy.

Providing accurate results

Whether you're learning your baby's sex at home or in a doctor's office, you deserve to feel confident in the accuracy of your results. 

When patients collect their samples with the assistance of our Customer Care team over a video call, we've found that their results are over 99% accurate. This video walkthrough is required so your sample collection process goes smoothly and so you can be confident in your results. 

You can contact our team directly to schedule your video call by emailing or calling us at (858) 201-7154.

Let the bonding begin!

Most parents will agree — the powerful bond between you and your baby starts long before meeting them. For many folks, this relationship begins during the months of planning and dreaming about the lifetime of memories you'll create as a family. Learning your baby's sex can be a meaningful part of that.

While ultrasound appointments can be magical in their own right, they may not be the ideal setting for everyone to learn their baby's sex. That moment only comes once during pregnancy, and it's okay if you want it to be a special one! 

The Juno Birch™ Fetal Gender Test can help with that. Whether you prefer a quiet night at home or a party surrounded by loved ones, you'll get to choose the moment you first learn your baby's sex. 

*A note about fetal sex vs. gender

We want to use this space to note that sex and gender are two different things. A person’s biological sex involves things like a person’s genitalia, internal anatomy, hormones, genes, and chromosomes. Gender, on the other hand, has to do with social and cultural norms, and refers to a person’s inner sense of self. 

A fetal sex test looks for fragments of placental DNA in your blood and checks if there are fragments from the Y chromosome. Males usually have XY “sex” chromosomes while females usually have XX “sex” chromosomes. Still, your baby’s chromosomal sex may not be the same as the gender they ultimately identify with as they grow up.

Please visit our Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity Statement for more information. 

At JunoDx™, we recognize that many expecting parents may use the word “gender” when talking about the sex of their baby. That’s why, for the time being, we may use the word “gender” when referring to sex. Language evolves over time, and we want to listen to the voices in our community regarding these important matters. 

December 20, 2022 — Stephanie McClintock