did anyone get predicted the wrong gender for their baby after a scan? ive just had a 19 week scan and i just cant believe what they have told me and im really anxious.
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Janine - posted on 01/10/2009
Yes it happens alot, was told at my 6 month scan I was having a boy, but in my heart I was sure I was having a girl. Luckily at my next scan the doctor said he was 99% sure it was a girl.
I think you should trust your instints they are usually right!
Every time I had an ultrasoundincluding on my due date i was told i was having a girl 100%.
3 days after the due date I had a beautiful healthy boy! Luckily for us I was pretty sure that i was having a boy right through and was prepared with names etc just in case and thats all you can do is be prepared for either outcome and remember that as long as the baby is healthy it doesn't matter.
Ashley - posted on 10/15/2012
All of my kids were more than happy to show us but this one just did not want to. The tech had to fight to get even a quick look. I think that is why the first one was all zoomed in. But I just have a hard time believing that she is right because of human error, the position baby was in, and the way she had to fight.
Meagan - posted on 01/08/2009
i am an ultrasound tech, and it is hardest to tell gender in the early stages...once they reach a certain size, it becomes easier, but the babies cooperate less...it is usually not a problem by the time you have your anatomy scan (approx. 18-20 weeks gestation) & becomes a problem again later in the pregnancy (because there is so little room left!)...it is definitely not an exact science and there is plenty of room for error, but it is still pretty accurate!!...as long as the baby is "willing" to let you peek i would trust your tech...
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Claire - posted on 10/15/2012
It was obvious for me with my son. He was showing off his stuff!!! My daughter I was more skeptical with. I ended up getting a 3D to confirm and we got a diaper shot that made me know indefinitely we were having a girl
Theresa - posted on 10/15/2012
Hi there, I am currently pregnant with twins and at this stage we have been told that they're 70% sure they're both girls (a bit disappointed since we already have 2 gorgeous girls), but when the tech looked at Baby A the first time she had thought it was a boy, then looked at Baby B and showed me the 'bits' and even I could see the 3 lines for a girl, then she went back to have another look at Baby A and said it looked like a girl. We are having another scan in 3 weeks so we are hoping that someboy 'bits' grow in that time : ) Both my girls were right from their scans though. Either way as long as all our kids are healthy that's all that matters to us... : )
Jess - posted on 06/23/2012
i am in your same situation now, i have a girl almost 3 years and now i'm pregnant 5 months already i did the intelligender test and it shown clearly dark green (boy) result so me nd hubby were so happy until we had the ultrasound and been told i'm having another girl.... it make me confused and eventhaugh i still have inner feelings it's a boy so donno i ended up to say whatever it comes from GOD as long it's healthy ...
Jenni - posted on 03/21/2011
Pyppa, it really makes no difference how your pregnancy feels. Both my pregnancies were IDENTICAL... same weight gain, same movements, same cravings, everything was exactly the same.
With my first they predicted a boy, and that's what I had.
With my second they predicted a girl, and that's what I had. I asked the ultrasound tech the probability with my second and she said she was 99.9% sure because my baby was being co-operative.
But like the other ladies suggested buy neutral colours if you have your doubts. Or just keep all the receipts!
Good luck and congrats!!!! :))
Mia - posted on 03/21/2011
If it is playing on your mind and making you anxious I suggest going and getting another Ultrasound maybe a 3D one and some photo's. I think that would be the only thing that would really confirm it and put your mind at ease.
But they told me I was having a girl and I did was, I don't know anyone that has got the gender wrong so far..
Carol - posted on 01/12/2009
They were right with both of mine-they said boys and I had boys. I didn't get any "feelings" either way and each of my pregnancies were different. With my first I had terrible morning sickness and lost 15 lbs in the first trimester. With my second, I didn't have morning sickness unless I drank orange juice. With my first, I had some heartburn but it wasn't bad but with my second I had heartburn practically all the way through. So...each pregnancy is different. If you're having doubts, just buy stuff that could go for a boy or girl.
Nicki - posted on 01/12/2009
I don't know anyone personally, that was misinformed either..
i know that it can be quite hard to tell do to swelling in the genitals and for a while they do look the exact same..
I guess the best you can do is ask the tech if they can explain what they see to give them their conclusion.
When i was told my baby was a boy, I asked hthe tech if she was sure and she re-scanned the area for me to show me that he, quite clearly, had a penis.
Kara - posted on 01/09/2009
sometimes i have doubts, the ultrasound showed it plane as day, but she looked so quick, they said boy. this whole time i swore it was a girl even gave a girl name and everything, i'm not disappointed at all. just really thought it was a girl! i am happy to hear that it is probably a boy if they say it is because everything i have is for a boy!
Emma - posted on 01/09/2009
hi, if it helps when i had an ultrasound for sex of my daughter they said 80% chance of a girl, because in the scan if a boy has undescended testicles they can misread ultrasound for a girl when is actually a boy, but i was told by the ultrasound guy that if they say boy it is usually 99% so your chances of having a boy if they said it are pretty good! Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy!
Nicola - posted on 01/09/2009
with my last pregnancy i had a scan at 18 weeks and they told me i was having a boy and then ended up with a wardrobe full of boys clothes, then i went for a scan at 34 weeks due to problems and when they told me i was having a girl i cried and six years later she is adorable
Cheryl - posted on 01/08/2009
My sister went for all her scans at the womans hospital specifically for pregnancies and had a scan every fortnight until 30 weeks then weekly, she was a high risk, and every tech doing the scan told her she was having a girl...woops !! she had a boy !! You can never really be sure, but also they are right 99% of the times so u sould trust them over ur instinct. I was POSITIVE i was having another girl during my second pregnany ( i never found out the sex either time), and it turned out to be a little boy...Juts buy a couple of basics if u are really not sure, then when baby arrives you can tell friends and family that will bring u gifts to bring a specific size and colour.
Good Luck !!
Jessica - posted on 01/08/2009
My husband and I didn't want to know the sex of our baby. However, my entire pregnancy I thought it was a girl (even though in the beginning I really wanted a boy!) So when my husband announced, "It's a boy" I wanted to look at him and say, "Are you sure?!?" :) So, while most women's maternal instincts are correct...mine weren't. So, I know this probably doesn't help you much, but I would follow the advice above...be safe and buy the bare minimum of gender neutral stuff and once the baby's born, you can buy what you want and be certain about it! :) Congrats on the baby!
Hanna - posted on 01/08/2009
Pyppa, if it helps, just buy a stroller and a car seat and a crib for now and maybe sheets -- there are patterns that are blue (but bright blue, not dark blue, girls look really nice in baby blue as well), green, yellow, red, beige -- these will fine for either one -- and with a crib, most of them are either wood color or white anyway. for sheets, i went with fisher price jungle (i'm having a boy) and a neutral green pattern for a back-up set from wendy bellissimo (found 4pc set in marshals for $40) , my friend went with Nojo safari kids and she just had a girl -- all three of these could be used for either or and they're really cute.
As far as feeling the same, well until about week 25-30, you will feel exactly the same and sometimes even later. My son happens to be very active so i feel a lot of moving, punching, stretching, tossing, turning (the only time he's quiet is pretty much when i'm walking or when my husband rubs my belly -- and i've been having nightmares due to him being so active since i was 20 weeks along). 2 girls at my yoga class are also having a boy and they don't feel much kicking and moving. Just wait a few more weeks and if you still want to know, then get another ultrasound or alternatively, wait for the last one that u will need to get around 34-36 weeks along, you will still have over a month to do the necessary shopping from there on out (plan your baby shower for later to be able to change the registry just in case). Good luck to you!
Pyppa - posted on 01/08/2009
hi thanx for all the comments, i have been told its a boy and have done research and in most cases they get the sex wrong when its actually a boy and the ultrasound says its a girl. I have a little girl already and they predicted her sex right. i think a little boy would complete our family perfect but i feel exactly the same as in the last pregnancy so im convinced its another girl !!. i know as long as the baby is happy and healthy thats all that matters but i just dont want to be misled and plus neutral things are usually more expensive and i find that stores give a massive blue/pink divide. but after reading all your comments i think i will just have to learn to be patient and play it safe. x
Jen - posted on 01/08/2009
The doctors told my parents that I was going to be a boy even though they didn't want to kow. The doctors obviously predicted wrong. However, that was 22 years ago and technology has changed. Now a days though there is still like a 10-20% error with the ultrasounds. It all depends on how the baby is positioned and if they can get a good look at their parts.
Kiyomi - posted on 01/08/2009
I have a friend that was told she was having a boy (she was so excited she could name it after her dad). When "he" was born her MIL said he was missing something...so little Toby became little Amy! Her oldest kids went and bought a girls outfit from the gift shop for her. So what is your situation?
Hanna - posted on 01/08/2009
unless you do the amneo, they can't tell you 100% if it's a girl or a boy. they'll look down there (provided that the baby cooperates), but sometimes around 19-22 weeks babies are developing and the area in between the legs is a bit swollen, so they can sometimes get it wrong. depending on your doctor, you will get at least 1 more ultrasound around 8 months to make sure baby is developing correctly, they can double-check then. in the meantime, get stuff that's gender-neutral. maybe stuff that's big like stroller & car seat, buy it in a semi-neutral color because clothes and stuff you'll need to wait till the end anyway -- to know how big your baby is going to be more or less, some babies need the 0-3 or the NB clothes, others start off at 3-6 because they're bigger and to buy really small clothes would be a waste of money since they'll outgrow them within the first month or so.
either way, a baby is a blessing and it doesn't matter much if it's a boy or a girl (unless you already have a few kids and you really want a son or a daughter), rub your belly, tell you baby that you'll love him/her regardless of sex and don't plan too much -- my sister was a boy up until the day she was born (4 ultrasounds). when she was born, my mom was like that's not my baby, i was having a boy (obviously she had a change of heart, but that was her initial reaction) because the angle from which they saw the baby on the sonogram looked like a boy. go figure. so for the first 4 months, my sister had a few soccer balls on her outfits, after that they started buying girly stuff.
Also, first few months it really doesn't matter -- i'm having a boy, but if my friend who just had a girl wants to give me some of her baby's clothes, my son will be wearing them even if it's pink -- it's clothes and it's free :), that's something i don't have to spend money on first few months. good luck to you and congratulations!
Megan - posted on 01/08/2009
Hi....at my ultrasound at 25 weeks, I was told I was having a girl....and believed that until I heard "It's a boy" in the OR. Imagine my suprise....:) We also had a closet full of girl clothes (luckily they were only hand-me- downs, and the girl things we had received as shower gifts mostly had tags still on them). We had been calling our little one Emma Grace for months, and had a very hard time deciding on a boys name. My advice would just be to have some neutral things ready, not remove tags until after you deliver. And try to have a back up name, just in case! When it all boils down to it, though, even if the dr.s are wrong it isn't really all that tragic- it actually ends up being a funny story after the initial shock wears off! :)
Ashley - posted on 01/08/2009
With my first pregnancy they told me I was almost positively having a boy! WE went pretty nuetral green orange yellow and winnie the pooh. When I finally delivered we found out that it was a girl! It does happen don't let anyone tell you differently. At least my baby shower was after she was born so I hadn't recieved a ton of stuff for either sex!GOOD LUCK!
Jodie - posted on 01/08/2009
Hiya, when i had my scan they predicted a girl and thats what i had, however i know a woman who was told she was having a girl all the way through her pregnancy and had a wardrobe full of clothes and a name only to give birth to a boy, so it does happen, i would just buy neutral clothes and that way it wont matter so much in the end, hope all goes well for you xxx
Jennifer - posted on 01/08/2009
After my first ultrasound they told me I was having a girl, I ended up with a closet full of baby girl clothes, and a name. I ended up having another ultrasound at 8 months and my baby turned out to be a boy! I think it's harder to tell if they predict it's going to be a girl, especially that early along. You could always get a 4D ultrasound to be sure...
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