I know that some NHS hospitals will not tell you the gender. Reason being that it's legal to have an abortion up to 24 weeks, and stupidly enough there *are* people that had abortions this late on because they found out they weren't expecting the gender they wanted. I can't remember whether or not we got told at our NHS scan, though we already knew the gender from an earlier private scan anyway.
So, rather than fully rely on the NHS ... first check to make sure they don't have a hospital policy that doesn't let them tell you.
Mrs B - please update as you suggested, (no preference, hoping to find out 5th June) but if you are changing by due date is now 19th according to the scan so could you move that too please. I honestly don't mind if you can't be bothered though.
Our hospital will tell you, but will never say 100% just in case. With our little boy though she pointed out exactly what was making her pretty confident in her suggestion!
I have heard there are some that won't tell you though because of the abortion thing and because they have been sued when they've got it wrong. Both seem awful to me, at the end of the day nhs scans are to check the health of your baby, not anything else, even though we all love seeing them wriggling about in there
Private scans work pretty well up to about 32 weeks, that's when they start getting really squashed in there. We had one at 30 weeks last time, it was amazing how much the picture we got of his face looked like him when he was first born. I know it's not amazing really, but it amazed me when I first saw him!
Could you update my due date to 5th October - scan brought us forward a bit
Also I have my scan on 21st May & will be finding out then if we haven't caved already & paid for a private one. I have no idea what I'd prefer, pros & cons for both. A girl would be the 1st granddaughter (6 boys already) but I'd love for OH to have the little boy he really wants to play rugby with lol... So secretly I'm hoping for a boy for him, but don't tell him or he'll think I'll be disappointed with a girl which definitely isn't true at all.
hehe... so excited & did you know you can find out the gender from 9 weeks now with a gender DNA test... you just have to pee in a cup & send it off, it's 99% accurate... but its £239 & you don't get to see bubs lol!
I am very very happy with either sex, but I would like a first, as I always wanted an older brother. He would also be the first grandson, and first great-grandson. But girls are so cute and the more I see my baby niece the more I like a
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