• Question: Do babies inside the womb have penis's or vaginas before they are born?

    Asked by fabulousno1 to Donna, Jo, Mark, Stuart, Tim on 24 Jun 2010 in Categories: .
    • Photo: Donna MacCallum

      Donna MacCallum answered on 22 Jun 2010:

      yes they do — this can be seen on ultrasound on the 20 week scan (but nurses wont let you know anymore if you are having a girl or a boy)

    • Photo: Joanna Buckley

      Joanna Buckley answered on 22 Jun 2010:

      Hiya fabulousno1! 🙂

      Yeah, you can tell if the baby is going to be boy or a girl really on in a woman’s pregnancy. Babies develop their sexual organs from about 8 weeks in the womb.

      Some parents want to know the sex of their baby early on but some chose to make it a surprise. My parents chose to make it a surprise but when I was born, my Dad wrapped me in the blue blanket ”because they looked nicer” so for the first few hours of my life, everyone thought I was a little boy 🙂


    • Photo: Tim Craggs

      Tim Craggs answered on 24 Jun 2010:

      yes – this is how you know if you are going to have a boy, you can see it on the ultra sound!