We are often asked when the best time is to have a gender reveal party. There is no definitive answer as it really depends on your lifestyle, goals and preferences. For instance, a woman whose husband is in the military and could soon be deployed may choose early gender determination via the gender DNA blood test so they can make their big gender reveal announcement before deployment.
If you are considering gender determination and a gender reveal party, here are a few thoughts to consider.
Gender Reveal Before vs. After Your Baby Shower
Some women choose to have their gender reveal party before their baby shower. Early gender determination has become possible over the past year thanks to the gender DNA blood test which can make gender determination with 99.5% accuracy in as early as six weeks. Conducting your gender reveal party before your baby shower means that you will likely receive “gendered” gifts such as clothing. If you conduct your gender reveal party after your baby shower, then you are likely to receive more gender neutral gifts such as diapers, bottles, teething rings, etc.
Combined Baby Shower and Gender Reveal Party
Some people choose to have a combined baby shower and gender reveal party. This can be convenient in that there is only one party to plan. Some couples prefer one big party vs. two separate get togethers.
Whatever your preference, View A Miracle is here to guide and support you along the way! We can perform your gender determination via gender reveal 2D ultrasound and/or gender DNA blood test. We also have a private party room and courtyard which are ideal for renting out to host your baby shower and/or gender reveal party. And, don’t forget to check out our extensive selection of gender reveal party products to help you make your big announcement. Give us a call to schedule an appointment today!