Misread Gender Ultrasounds…anyone get the opposite of what they expected?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: My gender ultrasound was...
    Correct : (43 votes)
    61 %
    Wrong : (9 votes)
    13 %
    Mine was correct but I know someone who's was wrong : (18 votes)
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  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Back in the day they got my gender wrong. They told my mom I was going to be a boy, so in utero my name was Zach. When I came out I was definitely a girl and my name is not Zach 😛 I think ultrasound technology has advanced since my mom had me though, they are probably better at it these days.

    Post # 4
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    While I know that it is possible for this to happen, I personally don’t know of anyone that it’s happened to, nor do I know of any second-degree stories (friend of a friend) that it has happened to. When we had our gender ultrasound, the tech explained that nowadays, instead of just looking for penis or no-penis, they can actually see full genitalia so it’s much harder to mess up! So I’m hoping they got ours right as well 🙂  I’m definitely interested in following this thread though in case anyone else has had this happen …

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @SouthernSunshine:  my parents did! technology is much better now than it was in the 80’s, but my parents had named me James, and I came out a girl! they weren’t even prepared with a name! haha!

    Post # 6
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2014 - Royalton White Sands

    My mom’s friend was told her child was a boy, so she and her husband got all this blue stuff and even had a muralist paint an airport in the nursery. 

    They had a daughter. The dad went home to repaint the nursery and buy girl clothes while the mom was still in the hospital. 

    This was in the 80s, though, and that’s the only story I’ve ever heard. Technology has gotten better, and I don’t think it happens much anymore. 

    Post # 7
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    DH’s sister’s ultrasound was wrong, but that was 20 years ago. I had the same fear about my little guy, but he’s definitely all boy 🙂 I wouldn’t worry about it too much. Just plan for the boy and if you end up with a girl (chances are slim), it will be a great story and I think you’ll find that people would buy a second present in the “correct” gender.

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    My mother was told she was having a boy.  She ended up having twin girls (my sister, the other was stillborn).  I’ve not heard of anyone in the past decade though that had a false ultrasound.

    Post # 9
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    My friend was told very early that she was having a girl (she works at a hospital and a co-worker did it for her) but it actually ended up being a boy when she found out a few weeks later.

    I’d say at 16-20 weeks, you’re doctor has a pretty good idea. Ask for confirmation at a later u/s if you’d like.

    Post # 10
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

    My BIL [who is almost 11] was supposed to be a girl & is obviously not ;].  DH is the oldest with 3 younger brothers now.  His stepmom [the two younger boys are technically his half brothers] was so disappointed actually!  She even still has a dress that was supposed to be for the baby girl.  No one can hardly imagine not having all those boys now though!

    Post # 11
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I’m worried about this too, since it happened to someone I know! She had a u/s and they told her it was a girl… a lovely boy was born instead. They were thrilled albeit a little unprepared.

    Post # 12
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    A friend was told “it’s a girl” by the u/s tech. They bought all girl things. 2 weeks before my friend was due she went in for another u/s. The tech made a comment about my friend having a boy, at which point in time my friend responded that, no, it was a girl. The tech looked again and very clearly pointed out the boy parts on the u/s image. So with 2 weeks until her due date, my friend was exchanging a whole lot of pink items. lol

    This was 14 years ago. Hopefully technology has improved since then. FWIW, that friend now has 3 boys. She was destined to be the mother of boys. 🙂

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    My BIL was supposed to be a girl but in the delivery room they said “it’s a boy!”.  MIL was so surpised the doctors made her stay in the hospital a few extra nights to make sure she didn’t have PPD.  She wasn’t depressed, just shocked as she had had numerous ultrasounds and they never saw the boy parts 😛  This was also in the 80s, I haven’t heard of it happening anymore.

    Post # 14
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    540 posts
    Busy bee

    My friend was told she was having a girl, in delivery had a boy…he is 3 now

    Post # 15
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    A friend of a friend *just* had this happen to her.  She was told she was having a girl, had a baby shower and got lots of girly stuff, and then had a boy.  

    I do think, however, that it’s much more common to miss the boy part and think it’s a girl than to think there’s a penis but have it end up being a girl.

    Post # 16
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    Technology has come a long, long, long way since these horror stories from the 80s. As the sister of a sonographer, they are told not to share the gender of the baby unless they are as close to positive as they can be. The first time I was pregnant, I asked them to check 4 times. All 4 times, they were certain it was a girl. Needless to say… I had a girl.

    Sometimes I think parents are told, “it looks like it might be…”, or “it could possibly be…” and they run with it even though it’s not a known fact.

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