Boy or Girl? skeptical about the 3 lines theory for gender determination!!

Danielle - posted on 04/03/2013 ( 6 moms have responded )

11

0

5

I went to an outside ultrasound place do determine the gender of my second baby. I went with my first baby at 15 weeks and this time around 14 weeks. With my daughter they told me they were 98% sure it was a boy. So i went out and bought some boy stuff but not too much thank goodness. Come to find out at 22 Weeks He was a she. With this pregnancy I thought I would try again to see if maybe they could get a clear shot. I went to a different place. The ultrasound tech was frustrated because the baby wouldn't uncross it's legs but when the baby did it was only for a few seconds. She took a guess it seemed like and said it was a girl. Then she took a picture and was trying to convince herself that she was right. This time she said it was 100% a girl. I left with uncertainty because I dont feel like she took her time.

I did some extensive research and they said on numerous accounts that the 3 lines theory is sometimes wrong because both boy and girl have 3 lines...girls looks like III and boys look like iIi without the dots lol.
I have also looked at several ultrasound pictures and compared and that seems to be accurate. I also know that 14 and 15 weeks is really soon to tell and that they can only be sure later in the pregnancy.

Can anyone relate?

MOST HELPFUL POSTS

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 04/03/2013

13,207

21

2014

There is NEVER a 100% guarantee in an ultrasound. The only 100% guarantee is when it's born and you check genitalia, to be quite honest.

Both of my pregnancies were boys. I concluded that on my own, based on the pics. I did NOT listen to the techs, who told me that "it looks like a girl" both times. And, both times they were incorrect.

As a matter of fact, in Wyoming, they will NOT speculate on gender, because too many lawsuits have resulted from the ultrasound tech saying "it's a boy" and then all of a sudden having a girl delivered...

And, really, what's the fuss? Like Jodi said, why are we all so concerned? Are you going to love the baby regardless of sex? Most likely, unless you come from some sort of male oriented society that places less than zero value on a female. Are you going to care for the baby regardless of sex? Again, probably... Are you going to give the baby up if it isn't "what you want"???

I've always wondered about that...

6 Comments

View replies by

Ewuzie - posted on 06/23/2016

13

0

6

I have a beautiful daughter of 2 .am pregnant and hoping for a boy. Had a first scan at 14weeks and was baby boy..had a second scan at 16weeks and was told baby girl becos he saw 3 lines with no oenis from behind.my baby refused to turn his or her front so d shot was taking from behind and between d legs. D legs were tightly closed but managed to open a bit.I don't know if I should believe its a girl or wait and repeat d scan.

Danielle - posted on 04/03/2013

11

0

5

i feel the same with KIRA...its not so much that i will be disappointed with one or the other but its nice knowing so i can have everything i need before our bundle of joy arrives...and I too do NOT like gender neutral...i personally obsess over it because I want everything to be perfect for my baby. Even though they wont remember the nursery or the colors or anything else like that, I will.

Kira - posted on 04/03/2013

6

0

2

it not about "loving the child any more or less regardless of the gender" its just knowing, some people like to have control and like the whole, everything must be blue or pink and dont really like the neutral gender stuff. i will be the first to admit it, i HATE gender neutral things, i loved the fact that i knew it was a boy and i could go out and get "boy" stuff with cars, monsters, dinosaurs and everything like that, and you better beilive that if i have a girl next it will be nothing but pink and princess stuff! ;)

Jodi - posted on 04/03/2013

3,516

36

3906

It's too soon to know for certain. There is also NEVER a 100% guarantee until the baby is actually born.

When I had my daughter they were NEVER able to tell her sex because of how she was positioned. Personally I don't see why we are so obsessed with it.

Kira - posted on 04/03/2013

6

0

2

i would just wait until 20-25 weeks to find out.
we never had a problem finding out gender at any of our ultrasound, since he liked to be spread eagle in all of them

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms