(Closed) Bees who were/are team green

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
2719 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Mine is Wednesday, so I’d like to follow along! I’m team green & am hoping I don’t get anything ruined!

Post # 4
9082 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Have you seen ultrasounds? They’re all jumbles of shapes and fuzzy. I doubt you’ll see something you don’t want to see because you pretty much need to be from another planet to understand what you’re looking at.

Post # 5
1133 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

@pmerr:  Same here! Anatomy Scan is on May 8. Darling Husband assures me that the ultrasound tech does thousands of these a year and won’t slip up.

I’ve been told to remind the tech not to take any pictures of the “area” because if you show the ultrasound pics to someone who knows how to read them, they might be able to decipher them (I have lots of friends and relatives who are Drs and nurses, so this is a concern for me).

Lastly, I’ve also been advised not to glace at the Dr. paperwork when he’s giving me the results, because sometimes they put the gender down with all of the other info. I always request copies of medical records, but I’m going to wait to get these until after the baby is born!

Hope that helps ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
752 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I am 39 weeks and team green.  No one has made a mistake and slipped up at all.

I’m sure you’ll be just fine!!  I would remind any new doctors or nurses you see through out your pregnancy that you are team green in case someone were to make an off comment. 

Post # 8
3625 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Darling Husband and I are not on team green but honestly, as a FTM (which I’m assuming you are), it’s really hard to tell which bit is which without being a trained professional. I think if you’ve seen a lot of them (e.g. the Duggars), then it’s probably easier to spot but everyone that has seen my U/S can’t tell and honestly, our is one of the clearer, more “pronounced” ones my OB and U/S tech have seen as our baby boy was in a perfect position.

So as long as no one slips and says “he or she”, it should be fine. I wouldn’t worry about them showing you the goods (or not) by accident.

Post # 9
152 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We are team green too and I am worried about the same thing =) To make things slightly more challenging, I have antibodies in my blood that can cross the placenta and cause heart block in the baby…so they monitor the baby WEEKLY with ultrasounds. I had my first one yesterday. The Ultrasound person was great and asked before if we wanted to know the gender (I am 16 weeks). Aside from looking specifically at the heart, she did a growth check and was talking us through what she saw. At one point she stopped talking a bit when looking around the legs which she had already pointed out….and after the fact she gave us a few photos and tore one off to keep.  My Doc even came into the ultrasound room and joked with us about it….asking if they told us… to which the Tech was like…”Of course not, they don’t want to know!” My guess is that she knew the gender but definately didn’t let it slip.  Hopefully we’ll be able to be surprised!! Good Luck with yours!

Post # 10
580 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m not Team Green, but honestly, unless you are a medical professional or are reallllly searching, I don’t think you’d be able to tell from just a quick glance at that point. At our anatomy scan, I had to ask the tech to show me how she could tell LOL, because I just had to take her word for it!

However, at one a few weeks later, I could tell 100% what we are having, haha. If you are going for heart checks, etc, I wouldn’t think there would be a medical reason to look at that area….but I am definitely NOT a medical professional, so don’t take my word for it!

Post # 11
245 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@mrsjroo:  I’m not team green, but we waited for our gender reveal to find out so we didn’t want to know at the actual ultrasound.  Well, at the time I was really nervous we’d be able to tell and I even asked the tech to let us know when she gets to that part and we’ll look away. 


She never told us to look away but honestly, neither of us had any clue what we were looking at 90% of the time until she pointed it out.  We definitely didn’t see anything.  The night before our reveal, I was studying the pictures she gave us from the ultrasound and I SWORE I saw a boy part. I even pointed it out to people and they agreed that that’s definitely what it looked like.  Well, we found out the next day that we’re having a girl…lol. The boy part that I SWEAR I saw wasn’t at all what I saw.


Post # 12
820 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We are Team Green and I’m 35 weeks. Our first ultrasound/anatomy scan we informed the tech and the radiologist that we did not want to know and they didn’t slip up. I watch the the whole thing and I couldn’t tell one thing from another except for the baby’s head. At 31 weeks I had another ultrasound with my personal OB and she knew that we didn’t want to know the sex and since she said the baby’s parts were very visible at that stage she just told us to turn our heads away. We now get to meet our little one at birth ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 13
4583 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We’re not Team Green, but I just wanted to say that unless you really know what you’re looking for, you’re not likely to figure out the gender on your own. I don’t think the sonographer even needs to look at that area at all if you’re not finding out.

Post # 15
4520 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Yeah, I was kind of nervous I’d see something really obvious dangling between the legs or something, but… nope! haha. I can barely tell which end is the head and which end is the rump during ultrasounds. I doubt you’ll see anything that’ll make it obvious to you. I don’t think our ultrasound technician even knew, because she wasn’t trying to find out.

Post # 16
4355 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Some techs won’t even show you the screen until they are done. For my anatomy scan, the tech did all her measurements with the screen out of sight to me (took about an hour) and during that time asked if we were finding out, although my GP also wrote it in my paper work that we weren’t finding out so at the end, she brought Darling Husband in and turned the screen so we could see, she made sure not to show that area.

I had to have another scan recently at 32 weeks, and that tech asked as well before showing me the baby at all. They are pretty good at checking before ruining a surprise.

Also, most will have a nickname they use to refer to the baby so they don’t say he or she.. like “baby”, or my OB lovingly refers to them as “critters” haha.

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