(Closed) Boy or Girl? Was the technician wrong??

posted 10 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Was the technician right ??

    Yes !


  • Post # 3
    2536 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    We’ve never found out the gender of our children, but I think it sounds really early.

    Post # 4
    6350 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I have a girl. We found out at 20 weeks and the tech was right. She was pretty obviously a girl though.

    Post # 6
    107 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    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
    14181 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    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
    122 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    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
    322 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    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
    553 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    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
    634 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    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
    1645 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    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
    2312 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    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
    1289 posts
    Bumble bee

    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
    2865 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    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
    267 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    genitalia develops around 16 weeks, so you can tell by US at your anatomy screen which is between 18-22 weeks.

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