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Old Dec 31st, 2014, 17:21 PM   1
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Anyone been told the wrong gender at 20 week ultrasound?


I fully realise this is going to make me sound crazy

We were told last week we are having a boy. I was happy and excited, three boys close in age will be awesome and I'm sure they'll be the best of mates. When I first found out I had this weird feeling that I've never had with my other pregnancies 'What if the scan was wrong?'

Ever since I found out I was pregnant, I had such a strong feeling it was a girl, her name was picked and it was like I knew it was a girl!

The ultrasound tech was lovely but seemed fairly new, at first the baby was in a bad position for her to get the pics she needed, she said she was having a hard time scanning through my scar tissue (I've had two sections) and at first she thought my placenta was right down low and then decided it wasn't, that it was in a good spot.

I don't know, I just can't shake this feeling that my baby is a girl. If I could, I would get a private scan but we have so many things to buy for this baby, there is no way hubby will want to pay for one, when he is so trusting of the ultrasound we just had...



 
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Old Dec 31st, 2014, 20:20 PM   2
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I think it's more likely for a baby to be mistaken for a girl, but stranger things have happened I'm sure!

Where I live, the ultrasound tech takes the photos and the radiologist has to look them over to make sure all the photos are from good angles to see the heart, skeleton, bones, genitals, etc. So even if the technician was new or not very good lol, the radiologist has the final say.

Maybe you can proceed with the pregnancy as if it's a yellow bump?



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Old Jan 1st, 2015, 10:01 AM   3
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We had friends who were told by and out popped a girl. That was 4.5 yrs ago though and suspect with tech change this type of thithing happening become less and less likely



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Old Jan 1st, 2015, 14:10 PM   4
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In UK the 20 week scans are 95% accurate.. i presume similar in Australia, so 5% will be wrong



 
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Old Jan 1st, 2015, 15:59 PM   5
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Thanks ladies xx

I did have a bout of disappointment the other day so maybe that has something to do with it. But honestly, now I do not mind either way, a boy or girl will be lovely. I just can't shake this feeling. DH thinks I'm nuts



 
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Old Jan 3rd, 2015, 09:12 AM   6
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I know two people who were told girl at their 20 week scans and the baby turned out to be a boy (they found out at later scans). I've never heard of it happening the other way round as I imagine boy bits are more obvious. You could always go for a private gender scan if you really need a second opinion? I was certain my LO was a boy (he was!) but have friends who were equally sure about theirs are were surprised when they arrived!



 
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Old Jan 3rd, 2015, 09:22 AM   7
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Was told @18 weeks a boy the dr pointed out to the boy bit ..and then @ 22 weeks a girl ....i bought everything in blue and thank god i kept receipts and everything still in its original packing the store was more than happy to exchange.



 
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Old Jan 4th, 2015, 05:57 AM   8
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My friend was told boy and had a girl. In your case I would 100% get a gender scan!



 
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Old Jan 4th, 2015, 17:44 PM   9
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DH believes the ultra sound. He saw the potty shot, I didn't. I really don't know what to think....

Either way, it doesn't matter too much, the nursery won't be done until after baby is born, DS2 will still be in there and the baby will be in with us for the first 6-12 months anyway. I tend to dress my babies in a lot of white and pastels and I've got some newborn boys stuff and friends with girls stuff. So it truly doesn't matter, I just want to know!! Lol

I've read that they can mistake the penis for swollen girls bits, the umbilical cord or even a hand or foot!

I know it's probable that it is a boy, I had a dream the other night about him being a boy. But I will keep wondering.... I guess I'll have to wait and see if I need any other ultrasounds. I don't think DH will agree to a gender scan sadly



 
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Old Jan 4th, 2015, 18:32 PM   10
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I know a girl who was told boy up until delivery when out came a girl!!



 
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