(Closed) Elective ultrasound? Should I get it or wait?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
2299 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Well, if I was in your situation I would get the ultrasound. I’m a planner and like to have everything ready and it’s hard to do that if you don’t know what the gender is 100%.

Post # 4
3762 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

It doesn’t sound like she was super confident in that guess.  I would hate to announce “Its a Girl” and then find out later its really a bog.  I think you should either get another ultrasound or say you don’t know yet.

Post # 5
553 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I will second what Caszos said…I know at least one girl that was told the wrong sex at her first ultrasound and found out the correct one at 38 weeks. I would hate to be in that situation so either proceed as if you don’t know or go get an ultrasound on your own. 


Post # 6
801 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

If my insurance would pay for the elective ultrasound, I’d go ahead and get one, but if my insurance didn’t pay for the elective US, then I would wait and proceed as gender unknown for the shower.  I’m very much a planner and had to know, but if baby wasn’t cooperating, I would just wait if my insurance wouldn’t have covered it.

Post # 7
2829 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

If you really really want to know 100% do the elective.

Post # 8
1645 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I would totally do the elective ultrasound. We elected to do a sequential screen early on just to get the ultrasound. (the test consists of bloodwork x2 and an ultrasound). I’d have a hard time waiting and ended up wanting to know the gender very badly.

Also, despite her saying she is confident it’s a girl, it is much more likely to be wrongly told it’s a girl than it’s a boy. If they can specifically see the gentalia, it’s likely more of a guess or estimate. I googled ultrasounds of boys and girls and really learned what you are supposed to see on the screen to make the determination of gender. In the ultrasound I didn’t see it right away since there was a lot of movement, but when I looked at the photos later, my baby boy looked just like the boy ultrasound pics i had googled.

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