(Closed) Wrong sex!

posted 5 years ago in Babies
Post # 2
8576 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’ve known a few people that this has happened to! It’s always a delighful surprise!

Post # 3
6065 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

I wish I never read this thread! lol

I have been told I’m having a girl, which I’m absolutely thrilled about! But it was early and I am confirming next week at my next u/s….

You’re making me nervous!

Post # 4
1724 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1998

I’ve heard this is far more common in exactly that situation — boys being mislabeled girls in utero. Maybe it’s laziness on the technician’s part, or the shorthand of, “There’s no penis, it’s a girl, even if I don’t see visual confirmation it’s a girl,” sometimes fails. 

When I was a very little girl — 4 or 5 — I remember going to a neighbor’s baby shower. Everything was blueblueblue for her son, Alexander. A big surprise came when “Alexander” was born, and he was actually a girl. Needless to say, he became “Alexis.” 

Post # 5
875 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

This is why early ultrasounds are not such a good idea lol. I know a lot of people who paid for elective u/s to find out the sex early and they were wrong. Its never a sure thing until the baby is born!!

Post # 7
3718 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We have a Joey’s first Christmas ordiment on my parent’s tree, but none with my name. My parents were very surprised!



Post # 6
1612 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

SellyJo:  I’ve heard that they can never be 100% sure its a girl until birth. I have heard of it happening to others.

Post # 10
11658 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

SellyJo:  I know someone this happened to, for a while Doctors in New Brunswick weren’t allowed to tell you the sex of your baby because of a pending lawsuit (a mother was suing for all the money she spent on girl stuff and the ‘pain and anguish’ of having a boy when she expected a girl) parents had to drive to Nova Scotia and pay for a private scan if they wanted to know.

I think that’s changed there now, but I know some techs are still reluctant to tell for this reason.

Post # 11
2347 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014


SellyJo:  OMG this is the first I’ve heard of that!  I guess it can happen, of course.

I think I’d be inevitably happy either way, but I’m very “girls wear pink, boys wear blue” at least when they’re babies, so I’d be in for a rude awakening after decorating a nursery and buying all girl’s stuff!   

Post # 12
245 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

This didn’t happen to me but I was so afraid it would. I really “felt” I was having a boy early on but then they told me a girl at my 20 week ultrasound. I was thrilled, but then I started hearing all the horror stories on how they could be wrong. I even got a 3D ultrasound later on just to be sure…She confirmed it was a girl. I was relieved but still paranoid because I didn’t actually see the girl parts lol. One of the first things I said when my dd was born was, “she’s a girl, right?!” the doctor just laughed at me

Post # 13
894 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

SellyJo:  I’ve seen my baby girl’s “bits” several times, so I’m quite confident they are lady bits in there. To be honest, if this happened to me, I’d be a bit devastated. I’ve spent over half my pregnancy bonding with a daughter and calling her by her name and loving her. I would feel like I lost a child if I suddenly had a son instead.. or at least that’s how I feel now. I don’t know how I would really react. I hope they didn’t buy all pink stuff like I have..

Post # 14
1531 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013


SellyJo:  This happened to my Mother-In-Law during her 2nd pregnancy – they told her they were having a boy but she had a girl – and she was born on April Fools Day!  So everyone thought they were kidding.  But my Mother-In-Law says that had a feeling the baby was a girl the whole pregnancy.

Post # 15
930 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I know a few people this has happened to as well.  One of the reasons that even if we find out the sex (when we decide to have kids) we will not buy everything in pink or blue.  Plus we want 2-3 kids, and green & yellow big ticket items can easily be reused if the 2nd child is a diferent sex.  

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