Ultrasound says Girl, but....

Amy - posted on 06/19/2010 ( 25 moms have responded )

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I had my 20 week ultrasound on Tuesday, and everything was healthy and normal and after a lot of searching the Ultrasound Tech said she thought she saw lips, as in she was about 80% sure that we will be having a little girl! My partner already has two daughters from his previous marriage and we were both really hoping for a boy, and as this may be our only child I was very disappointed that we wouldn't be adding a son to our family. I am thrilled that everything checked out fine but I was very certain I was having a boy, and can't shake the feeling that the US Tech was wrong...am I just in denial or should I put more faith into my gut feeling? Anyone have any experience with thier gut feeling being correct? What about gut feeling vs Ultrasound? Just curious.

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Ariana - posted on 07/19/2013

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Its soo confusing !My first ultrasound at 20 weeks said i was having a Girl ! I started getting stuff for girla cus my gud was tlln.me it was a girl now yesterday at my33 week u/s they tld us its a boy! Ah u/s are so confusing i would jst wanna wait until my bby is born

Cassie - posted on 06/28/2010

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My first I was told at 19wks was a girl at the U/S I didn't believe this my gut wan telling me boy then at 38wks my doctor who had a scanner in his room said the U/S lady was wrong cause he could definantly see boy bits. I am due in 2wks now with baby 2 and at the U/S guy said it looked like a boy, I am still not 100% convinced as I feel as though it might be a girl so not getting hopes on either gender yet and previous scans proved to be wrong some U/S people are good at their job and others not so good. : )

Stevie - posted on 03/29/2012

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haha reading my response to this now makes me laugh i ended up having a little girl!!!! so my 1st ultrasound guy who said girl was correct every other ultrasound was wrong LOL,



I would like to know what you had also Amy :)

AKOSSIWA - posted on 11/12/2013

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Happy for u. I did mine at 21 they said I'm having a girl, and my next appointment is 36. I can wait to check again. My husband had 2 girls before and I have 1 girl. So we have 3 girls. This is the fourth. Is a finger cross. But I'm ready for anyone

Tiffney - posted on 06/22/2010

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if its a girl you will see three lines. usually your gut is right! i would have them check again on your next ultrasound just so you can be sure!

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Tiara - posted on 07/29/2013

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How clear was your u/s pic? I just got one last week and its pretty clear I am having my 3rd girl. I was disappointed but happy everything was normal. I was 21 weeks and the ultrasound tech and the doc confirmed its a girl! I just thought and hoped I would have a boy because I really really want a son being that all my deliveries have to be via c-section and medically no one recommends more than 3 c-sections. I don't know even though my pics are clear. I am still hoping they are wrong. Of course a healthy baby is #1. Not to mention my husband's mom had 4 boys, his dad had 7 boys and his mom has six granddaughters not including this one.

Stevie - posted on 06/24/2010

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i went for my 20 week ultrasound and the guy told us we were having a girl but i was sure we were having a boy since no-one in my partners family has had a girl and ive just alwasy had a feeling he was a boy the u/s guy was not very good he didnt even check properly so the following week i asked my doctor if he could check for us and he confirmed we are having a lil boy he showed us the penis and everything...im 37 weeks pregnant now and cant wait to have my little boy

Amanda - posted on 06/23/2010

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i swore up and down i was having a little girl and @ 20 weeks they told us it was a boy and I was hospitalized for a premature rupture of membranes at 25 weeks and we saw clear as day that it was DEFINITELY a boy. like someone else had said your gut feeling may be hope so try talking to your ob and see what they say

Felicia Neikolle - posted on 06/23/2010

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I can tell you that by law the tech's are not supposed to give you a ruling on gender without proof of it ... meaning they HAVE to see the girl parts to tell you it is a girl. Now, that being said ... I do know of them being wrong. I can also tell you that my gut feeling has been right with all three of mine ... but I also had the U/S results to back me up.

Erica - posted on 06/22/2010

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I have 4 daughters three from a previous marriage and one with my husband now, with my 3rd child I felt like I was having a boy and didnt want the tech to tell me either or but on deliveryday it was another girl. I am now in my 25th week with my 5th child 2nd with my husbnad he also has a girl from a previous marriage so together we have 5 daughters my gut was telling me it was another girl and I just knew the ultrasound tech would tell me we were having another girl but to my surprise she said she was pretty sure we are having a boy, she even checked a few times during the ultrasound and had the same results BOY! In my experience the ultrasound tech is right but I have known a couple peoples results to be wrong but that is usually when the tech isnt quite sure. I think the dissapointment will pass and wether the tech was wrong or right you will love that little person just the same.

Lauren - posted on 06/22/2010

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haha all these repeat u/s that everyone has had makes me nervous!!! I have had three u/s since I found out the gender and they didn't even bother to look since I already knew!!! Now it makes me nervous!!!!! At 21 weeks he spread his legs open and showed boy, but now I am like freaking out because everyone seems like it changes every time they have an u/s!!!

Elizabeth - posted on 06/22/2010

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I feel the same though this is our first. Everything told me LO was a boy including my birth mom who has never been wrong. At 15 and 17wk u/s's they showed all boy along with the umbilical cord. At 20 (4d scan) and 24wks I was told LO's a girl. I saw lips but still not 100% convinced. I can't wait till my 36wk apt to double check as I'm 28wks on Thursday.



We also did everything that is said to do to get a boy...but it's only a 50/50 chance no matter what people say.

Jane - posted on 06/22/2010

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w/our first baby, i had three medical ultrasounds and two high tech 4d ultrasounds. i convinced myself it was going to be a boy anyway, even w/the last push! so your "gut" may be hope on this one or you may have gotten an inexperienced tech. take the IntelliGender test.
you can always try for a boy next time by tracking your ovulation w/ovulation test sticks and not having sex until the test says you aren't ovulating anymore, then have sex. it increases your odds for a boy.

Amy - posted on 06/21/2010

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Thank you all for your responses, Of course I will love my baby no matter what, its like I said I just can't shake that feeling...Can't wait to know for sure!

Carolee - posted on 06/20/2010

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I was in denial about having a girl. I had an ultrasound done last week (at 34 weeks), and... she's still a girl. I was in denial because I just never thought of myself as being a mother to a girl. I'd always wanted boys. Well, now I will have my one boy (who is almost 3) and a girl! Yes, sometimes they do make mistakes, but they have been correct with both of mine.

Tina - posted on 06/20/2010

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You will love the baby just as much either way. I have my 3rd son on the way.. and yeah this time around I was really hoping for a girl. Especially since it took me 8 years to get prego with this one. But, I am 32 weeks and super excited to meet my son :) The way I see it is with all these boys.. one of them someday can give me a grandaughter... LOL.

Lauren - posted on 06/20/2010

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I have heard that it is harder to figure out when you are having a girl because of the way their genitalia forms.....basically that is probably why she only said 80% sooooo I would get another u/s in a couple weeks when everything is much more formed and defined to make sure! :-)

Katherine - posted on 06/19/2010

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With my first the Ultrasound said I was having a girl and I new that I was having a boy and kept saying it was wrong, at 36wks I had another scan and he was definitly a boy. I now have 2 boys and a girl due tomorrow

Heather - posted on 06/19/2010

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LOL! Not laughing at u at all but this is exactly me with my first baby. My best friend and I were prego at the same time and I had a dream that she was having a girl and I was having a boy....3 days later she found out she was having a girl. 2 weeks passed and we had our u/s and the tech said the same thing, I'm 80% sure ur having a girl. I was so sure I was having a boy I had everyone buy gender neutral for my baby shower, decorated gender neutral, painted, everything. My daughter will be 4 in August. I didn't think I would be happy with a girl since I wanted a boy so bad but I am currently expecting #3 and cannot express what a blessing and a joy every day has been with my oldest daughter. Good Luck and remember you will love her no matter what and the dissappointment will fade.

Joanna - posted on 06/19/2010

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Have you thought about getting a 3D ultrasound? They can be kind of pricey (between $50-100 depending on where you live), but it's worth it to get a peek of the gender in 3D! We had 3 ultrasounds, one said boy, one said girl, and then another said boy. So we went in for the 3D ultrasound and saw clear as day that it's a girl! IT was completely worth it!

Delta - posted on 06/19/2010

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We started to buy neutral colors, even though we are told we are having a boy we are not going out buying all boy items, we are still only getting neutral colors till everything is clear as day.

Allie - posted on 06/19/2010

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My friend was due on the 17 of June. She went in for an US and they said that she was having a girl. Well they went and and bought girl stuff and painted the room pink and everything. Well about 3 weeks ago she went in for an US and the doctor told her that she was having a boy not a girl. Well they had go back and buy all boy things and paint the room again. So US Techs/Doctors can be wrong. If you are doubting it then just buy gender neutral things for now. Good Luck!!!

Andrea - posted on 06/19/2010

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Well, I'm kinda in the same boat as you but I haven't even had an u/s yet. I'm 15 weeks and for some reason, as hard as I'm praying for a little girl, I can't help feeling that this baby is a boy. When i do think about it I get a little sad because I really wanted a daughter since 3 of my girls passed away before birth and I have one son. In the past, my gut feeling was twice wrong once and that was with my late son Cameron and my late daughter Tatianna I swore he was a girl because the pregnancy had been pretty much the same as with his sister Tatianna that I had just lost a few months before. At a 13 week u/s with him, I swore I saw girl parts, but when I had another scan done a few weeks later, there was definitely a penis there. I was so upset I burst into tears because I just knew he was supposed to be a girl. With my late daughter Tatianna, before I even had an u/s, I just assumed that she was a boy cause I didn't think I could have girls but during an amnio the tech got a peek between the legs and said he was certain she was a girl and the test results confirmed that. I went on to lose her 2 weeks after having the amnio. With this baby I've gone back and forth and sometimes I feel like its definitely a boy but other times i really don't know. I don't want to get my hopes up and have a repeat performance like I did with my late son Cameron. I felt so bad for feeling that way with him when I had a miscarriage a week later. Right now with this pregnancy, I think I'm not letting myself think one way or the other as to avoid any disappointment. True, I'm grateful, very grateful for a healthy baby regardless of its gender since it took me so long to conceive this little one. But I will love this baby either way as long as its healthy, though there will be a small degree of disappointment if it is another little boy. I think I'm just in denial right now cause I don't want to get my hopes up one way or the other. At one point I even thought about not finding out until the birth, but I think it would be better to do it now and get over any initial disappointment than to go through that after the birth. You will love your new little one regardless as soon as you meet her. Congrats.

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