Post # 1
We had out first ultrasound at 12 weeks.
We asked the tech if there was a chance of seeing waht the sex was. She said that it might be a little early but she’d check. She checked and said that it wasnt 100% certain but it looked like we were having a boy.
Had this happened to anyone else and the tech was wrong??
Post # 3
We’ve never found out the gender of our children, but I think it sounds really early.
Post # 4
I have a girl. We found out at 20 weeks and the tech was right. She was pretty obviously a girl though.
Post # 5
Apparently boys are alot easier to see then little girls…. or thats what the tech said… I guess im starting to get attached to the idea of a little boy
Post # 6
12 weeks is pretty early. We checked at our ultrasound at 18 weeks, and it was still hard to tell! The tech was trying to point out her girl bits, and I had NO IDEA wth she was smoking b’cuz it was a giant greyish swirl hahaha.
She turned out to be right though, up until that point I was convinced I was having a boy. Oh well, girls are sooooooooooooo fun!
Post # 7
Well, she said she wasn’t 100% certain and acknowledged that it’s still a little early…techs have been wrong before! But at least she’s providing you with a caveat.
Post # 8
Sonographers can only accurately identify 46% of babies sex at 12 – 13 weeks, most sonographers will tell you the sex of your baby between 18 – 22 weeks where it is a lot easier to to tell (provided baby is in a good position).
Post # 9
My sister is an ultrasound and radiology tech at a hospital. She said that she was doing an ultrasound for a patient that was 8 months along… The patient’s doctor said that she was having a girl when she did her 12 week ultrasound, but when my sister did the patient’s ultrasound at 8months, she found she was actually having a boy. My sister said that it is hard to be 100% sure at 12 weeks.
Post # 10
I would really take that with a grain of salt this early in the game. It was explained to me that the female parts can look much larger in the early phase of development so a girl can look like a boy at that stage of growth.
Here’s an article that states that clitoris and penis are roughly the same size before 18 weeks..
Post # 11
We found out at the 18 – 20 week morphology scan. I would not rely on what the technician said, it is waaaayyy to early! It could have been a foot or swollen labia or something. Just be patient and wait and untill its more accurate. Dont go buying anything blue just yet!
Post # 12
I wouldn’t rely on a 12 week ultrasound. It is also less likely to be wrong if you are told you’re having a boy. It’s harder to see and correctly identify the girl parts on an ultrasound, even at 18-22 weeks. We had ours done at 19 weeks, and were told we’re having a boy (due in 7 weeks). I asked how certain she was, and the tech replied that “some boys just let it all hang out, and yours is one of them”. So we do have a lot of blue! I’m still not 100% certain, but pretty close. I guess well see in a few weeks! I had heard a lot of stories about the tech being wrong, so I was a little concerned before our ultra sound.
Post # 13
It can be hard to tell at 12 weeks, but some experienced technicians can. The thing is with a girl, there will be three horizontal lines one on top of the other- like a cheeseburger, we were told. So, if your tech was able to get a very good look at the private area and did not see those three lines, she might be fairly confident it’s a boy- though of course at 17-19 weeks it’s often much clearer.
Post # 14
They can’t really tell FOR SURE until about 20 weeks. 1st trimester is tricky, unless you’re looking at a very detailed image, boys and girls are pretty identical around 9-11 weeks. 12 weeks is early to tell, but not THAT early. It is possible with a very experienced technician. I’d say not to paint any walls blue until you’re 16 – 20 weeks and get another opinion. Congrats on your (maybe) boy though 🙂
Post # 15
We tried to find out at 15 weeks because it was right before Christmas but the baby was in a weird position. Our doc did the ultrasound rather than a tech but still he didn’t want to make a guess. We told him not to worry about that we wanted to know for sure.
At 20 weeks we found out it’s a boy…most definitely a boy…
Post # 16
genitalia develops around 16 weeks, so you can tell by US at your anatomy screen which is between 18-22 weeks.