(Closed) Discovering baby's gender… question for Bees

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
3854 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

My babies were pulled from my C-section incision and the Dr yelled “it’s a girl!” the first time and “it’s a boy!” the second time…so everyone in the room knew… lol.

I know it is totally unpopular now, but I never wanted to know until they were born and I didn’t want any ultrasounds unless the Dr deemed them medically necessary.  I figured they were just fine in there until someone said otherwise.  

Post # 3
2922 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Surfer\'s Beach, Grand Cayman

We just asked the ultrasound tech and she told us. No big reveal, it was a nice moment for us. 

Post # 5
3930 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We had the cell free dna test at week 10 and when the results came back I got an email indicating to go onto the patient portal to see the results.  I read them there and then called my husband to tell him.

Post # 8
905 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

The doctor called my brother when I was 11 weeks ( we did DNA test) and he decorated baby room in all blue! Baby clothes,balloons,  stuffed animals, legos, blue candy, he went all out. He captured our reaction on camera too, it was very special.

Post # 9
3930 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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misspenny2010 :  something about elaborate gender reveals irks me – i don’t know what. that being said, it isn’t common in my group of friends.  maybe i just assume most people besides my husband and i wouldn’t really care as much?  i do have a gf who requested i do a gender reveal for her at brunch- strawberries on her waffles for a girl, blueberries for a boy lol.  

Post # 10
610 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I had CVS done in week ten of my pregnancy (I’m currently 20 weeks), and the genetic counselor called me the next day with the preliminary test results. She also told me the sex. DH was at work, so I immediately texted him the test results and to let him know that we’re having a boy. After that, we shared the news with family and friends as we talked to them. 

If you and your DH want to find out together at an ultrasound, then I’d do that. It’s your pregnancy and that can be a really special moment for a couple. You may also want to consider how you will feel if you are hoping for either a boy or girl and find out that you aren’t having what you are hoping for. I was really hoping for a girl, and I did have some initial disappointment when I found out that we’re having a boy. Now I’m 100% excited to become mom to a little boy, but in that first moment I’m sure I looked disappointed – and I’m glad that I didn’t have any family or friends around while I processed everything. 

Post # 11
734 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We found out when the doctor pulled her out. But if we find out with #2, I want the ultrasound tech to put the sex in an envelope, we’ll take it to a baker to make a cake, and then do our own little gender reveal, just the three of us.

Post # 13
1769 posts
Buzzing bee

We asked our ultrasound tech to let us know if it was a boy or girl and that was it!  She even provided us with ultrasound pics showing the baby with legs wide open at just the right moment to show it was a girl and had the words “It’s a girl!” typed on there for us!  🙂

Post # 14
1189 posts
Bumble bee


I think its weird that your SIL wants to know before you and control the reveal. To me, it’s a sacred time between husband and wife to find out together and then share with the family. IMO, it’s like giving someone an extra parental vote when they are 100% not involved. 

DH and I are having our gender scan very soon and I can’t imagine handing off the results to someone else. That’s just us though.

Post # 15
8499 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

We had genetic testing, so we found out via phone call.

Personally I wouldn’t want a “reveal”. That was a private moment for DH and I.

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