(Closed) finding out the gender and telling people

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
801 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I was 19 weeks, 2 days yesterday and we found out we’re having a boy.  It was pretty clear, its definitely a boy.  There is always the possibility for a mistake but I’ve only heard of one within my circle of aquaintences where the mistake was made and that was a good 30 years ago that she was told she was having a boy and ended up with a girl.

Best of luck!

Post # 4
6661 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

Sorry, I’m not pregnant but I just wanted to say that I don’t think I would tell anyone the sex anyway. I’m afraid of people constantly bothering me about what the name is going to be once they know the sex and junking up our house with all blue or all pink stuff.

Post # 6
820 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

This is honestly one of the reasons why we probably won’t find out the sex when we are pregnant. Just a few months ago, my friend’s sister had her baby and it was supposed to be a girl and popped out a boy. It does happen, apparently much more commonly when they say it’s a girl. She had washed and put away all her pink clothes and the nursery was girl-themed.

I feel like I will be thrilled beyone belief when we finally have a baby, and I won’t care what the gender is as long as it’s healthy. But, if we’re told one thing, and we get used to that (for me, particularly if we’re told a girl bc I am dying to have at least 1 girl) then we’ll be shocked/disappointed and I don’t want those feelings in the room when the baby pops out!! Not to mention then everything is the wrong color!!!

Post # 7
45 posts
  • Wedding: September 2011

Just ask the technician and Doctor how positive they are, % wise, Im sure they would be honest. From what I can tell (doing my own research), its pretty obvious at 19 weeks. The problem I heard was that if its before 18 weeks, the penis can look like a clitoris because they are both so small at that age. They should be able to see the ovaries for a girl, and the “turtle” for a boy. The problem Im worried about (16 weeks right now) is the positioning of the baby. If they cant get a butt shot, they might not be able to tell.

Post # 8
423 posts
Helper bee

We didn’t want to find out anyways, but our baby had his/her legs crossed for the whole ultrasound so they couldn’t tell the sex.  I think this happens fairly commonly, I have a friend right now who did want to know and at 31 weeks they still don’t know the sex (2 US later).  I’m not fully sure or anything, but I would think it is pretty rare that they get the sex wrong nowadays.  I’m sure it happens but I think the technology is so much better no that it’s a lot more rare.  Oh By The Way, our ultrasound was at about 19 weeks as well and they should be able to tell the sex should the baby be cooperative not like our little one:)

Post # 9
5153 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I want to find out the sex so I hope my baby is behaving and not moving around too much like my last ultrasound! hehe but I am not going to have that ultrasound until atleast 20 weeks and I plan to ask my Dr. how sure he is %wise!


Post # 10
396 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I went to school for radiology/ultrasound and there is always chance that what sex they say isn’t correct, but where I went to school we had never had a patient be told the wrong sex of their baby, but sometimes things happen, one of my friends was thought to be a boy because her cord was between her legs in every ultrasound and so when she came out and was a girl it was quite the surprise, that was 25+ years ago though, so I think you have a pretty safe chance of being told the correct sex. And even if the baby isn’t the sex you were told it makes for a great story!

Post # 11
720 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We’re not finding out the sex beforehand.  In my experience, this makes people very angry.  🙂  I think we’ll find out with Baby #2 when the time comes.  But this time around, we’re going for the surprise.  I figure either way I wouldn’t want an all pink or all blue room.

Post # 12
2538 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We didn’t find out with Moose because it was going to be a great surprise. It also helped us deal what happened at 34 weeks and 2 days.

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