20wk scan cord in the way!

Holly - posted on 10/26/2015 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Hi ladies, I had my 20wk scan last week and the cord was between the baby's legs. The tech had a really good look around and said she "thinks it's a boy" she always said she thought she saw a hint of the scrotum she then said at the end she's "almost certain" it's a boy, I would love a boy as I have 2 girls, should I take her word for it?

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Ev - posted on 10/26/2015

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Technology has come a long way since I had scans when I was expecting my children. We did not ask for what the baby was with our daughter. We wanted to be surprised. With our son we asked just to see if the machine was even right. We were told it was a boy. We were skeptical until he was born and we were surprised that the tech had told us right. Even now though the tech could see that its a boy or a girl and still be wrong. It depends on how the child is sitting during the scan and what is in the way like a leg or the cord or an arm or being turned around so you can not see what they are at all. I know a lot of people take it to the bank once they find out the sex of a child but sometimes it happens that the tech is wrong. No one seems to happy to have a healthy baby regardless of the sex because they want to know the sex so they can start buying all boy or all girl things. If you are unsure, if you have another scan done later on, have them check again to see if it is a boy or girl. It can not hurt...but Congrats on the new one!!!

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Jodi - posted on 10/26/2015

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When I was pregnant with my daughter, the technicians couldn't tell what she was because of how she was positioned. I had MANY scans over the course of my pregnancy due to complications, and they never could tell. It was nice to have the surprise at the end.

Holly - posted on 10/26/2015

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Thank you for your response, I will see if im offered another scan later in my pregnancy. I will love my wee one no matter what sex, can't wait

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