(Closed) Gender fear

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@mufflerlove:  I’d spend the $75 honestly. You can’t paint a nursery pink then have a boy(:

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

have you got a copy of the US pic we can look at?

I had a similar experience at my 20 weeks scan too. The tech said it looks like a girl but wouldnt confirm. then My midwife said at a later appointment about baby being a boy. We were going to do a 3d one to find out but we have decided to remain team green with the higher change of baby being a girl.

 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I had a similar experience and I got an elective ultrasound to be 100% sure! It took all of 10 seconds to confirm he is, in fact, all boy.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’d definitely pay the $75 for confirmation!!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

Oh wow that is pretty confusing! Perhaps the tech thought it looked like a girl but the radiologist’s report said boy?

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Oh gosh I’m sorry you’re in that mess. D: That’s a fear of mine as well. I’d pay for the ultrasound to get peace of mind but even then- probably would settle for a gender-neutral color before picking out accents after the baby is born. There’s really only one way to tell for sure- birth! 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

What did you see during the ultrasound that makes you think it’s a boy? When our tech got a shot of “the goods,” we could clearly see three lines indicating a girl.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I think the $75 is worth the piece of mind!  I mean you’d paint, decorate, register, and pick a name for one gender, it’d suck to have it be another. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’d say you should consider getting the 3d. Wait a month though, if you can, that way things are a little better developed and it’ll be easier to determine.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

As far as I understand it, the image either shows ‘boy’ or ‘not boy’, if you know what I mean. The tech would know what they were looking at but mistakes do happen. Can you find out why your doctor said it was a boy?

I would get another scan, it’s not a lot of money in the scheme of raising childen! If you weren’t too bothered then it would probably be worth not painting the nursery yet 🙂

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

If you want to plan the nursery and registry around a particular gender then I would get another US however as PPs said, you need to wait another month for the baby to fatten up a bit or they tend to look weird on the 3D US.  Can your doctor print out the US report preferably with a pic?  I agree it may be that the tech got carried away and said one thing while the dr who ultimately read the US came to a different conclusion.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Can you possibly ask the dr for a re-do?  Explain that tech said one thing, dr said another and you need peace of mind. Otherwise maybe see if there is a place that can do it for less than $75… that seems like a tad much for me.  Unless you have it in the budget, then go for it!

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’d spend the extra money. We are team green but I’ve always said if we were to find out, we would definitely get a 3D to be SUPER sure before telling people/painting the nursery. I am paranoid though haha. I think the discrepancy between the tech/radiologist/doctor would make me want another confirmation too.

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