Post # 1
When I went in for my 20 week ultrasound, the baby was a little too deep for the tech to see for sure but she said she’s confident its a girl (because boys are easier to determine, I guess). I want to find out before continuing my registry and I could go and have the elective ultrasound or wait for my doctor to take a look at 32-35 weeks, which is past the date of my baby shower. I cant wait that long! Should I get it?
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
If you really really want to know 100% do the elective.
Post # 8
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.