(Closed) Did your ultrasound tech unofficially tell you?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
3866 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Anewmommatobe: I never had a tech doing mine, it was always a doctor.  I DID have a tech who did my HIDA scan tell me that she THOUGHT my gallbladder wasn’t working right, but that she’d been known to be wrong and it was unofficial.  (I also asked and promised to not say anything, since she had no authority to say anything and could’ve gotten in trouble.)

She was a really nice lady, too.  My other tech who did an ultrasound for when I was in the ER last year didn’t say anything (said she couldn’t say anything) and was a grumpy old lady. So, I watched the screen as best I could before she wiped it off.  

It varies between people and how “friendly” they are.  But I’d be willing to say the techs are as excited about seeing the babies as the parents!!!!!  

Post # 4
2207 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

None of my techs could even venture a guess before 21 weeks because she wsa so darn stubbrn.  But a lot of techs can apparently tell around 13 weeks because of some “angle of something” as it is WAY too early to tell based on genitalia – the absence of a penis (particularly that early) doesnt indicate that its a girl necessarily.  But google “gender determination and angle” and Im sure something will pop up.   Thats exciting though!  Hopefully they confirm it in a few weeks!

Post # 5
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

This is tricky because every baby starts off as a girl.  Elevated levels of testosterone trigger the development of the male parts, and the fetus doesn’t start producing it until about 8 weeks.  Ever wonder why there is a seam running down the middle of the scrotum?  This is because the would be labia majora fuses and transforms into the scrotum! The labia minora come together to form the penis shaft and the clitoris forms the head.  The inside anatomy of a would be girl also transform into the male counterparts. Weird eh?

Post # 6
2313 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

No way. That is really, really soon to tell. My OB’s office would not hazard a guess before 18 weeks or so.

Post # 8
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

I’m glad they didn’t tell me that early. I’m a planner, and even if I didn’t officially go out and buy things I would have planned the whole nursery, then I’d be upset if I had to change it.

Post # 9
1120 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

We had an ultrasound at the beginning of week 14.  Baby was comfortably laying with arms and legs wide open, showing all the good stuff. I knew it was a boy before the tech asked if we wanted to know… When she asked, I still said yes, and she confirmed it was indeed a boy, although she made sure to tell us too, that we should not take that for granted… I don’t see how it could be a girl though, it was so obvious. We have a little exhibitionist.

Post # 10
3587 posts
Sugar bee

Nope. I’m team Green and told the one at the 20wk one I didn’t want to know, but I didn’t eve think to tell the one at 12wks. It’s too early for them to make a wrong guess.lol

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