Post # 1
We just had an ultrasound at 13 weeks and the ultrasound tech said “If you want to know what you are having, I am pretty sure I know! However, if I tell you you have to promise not to start painting the nursery until you officially find out!” Of course we wanted to know what she thought and she said “I think you are having a girl!!” Yay!!
Did anyones ultrasound tech tell you unofficially what they thought you were having? Were they right? Just curious!!
Post # 3
@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
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
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
No way. That is really, really soon to tell. My OB’s office would not hazard a guess before 18 weeks or so.
Post # 7
Well we have 5 more weeks before we know for sure- so no buying baby clothes or gender specific items until that time!
Post # 8
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
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
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