The ‘potty shot’ is slang terminology used to describe the moment during an ultrasound when the sex of a baby can be seen.
The term is commonly used in online pregnancy groups and forums. It can refer either to the moment the baby’s sex is seen on screen during the ultrasound, or to a printed picture the parents take home with them.
Although it’s becoming increasingly common for parents to find out the gender of the child as early as 10-12 weeks with genetic tests, most parents wait until they see the 20 week (morphology) ultrasound before announcing.
For this reason, many parents look forward to and discuss the ‘potty shot’ as an important milestone in the pregnancy, before they begin planning baby registries, baby showers or gender reveals.