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Old Aug 9th, 2013, 06:48 AM   1
Kate7590
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Gender scan at 20 weeks??


I always thought you could find out gender of baby at the routine 20 week scan, but my midwife tells me today that its a totally different scan and needs to be booked at a different time to the usual 20week scan....so now im really confused :/



 
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Old Aug 9th, 2013, 07:01 AM   2
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Where are you from?

In the UK at the 20 week scan they aren't obliged to tell you as the scans sole purpose is to check that everything is going well. I think it depends on your hospital/sonographer too. I already knew I was having a boy at mine cause I paid for a private gender scan at 16 weeks but I asked my sonographer if she could tell what I was having (I wanted to double check) she said "Looks like a boy to me" but it's not 100% at the NHS scans. They aren't allowed to give you that 100%.



 
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Old Aug 9th, 2013, 07:03 AM   3
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Where do u live Hun?
In the uk u can find out the gender at 20 week scan
the purpose of that scan, it is to check that the baby is developing properly
Some sonographers will let u no the gender Hun but I've heard of others who don't or won't look x



 
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Old Aug 9th, 2013, 07:12 AM   4
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The US is the same way. The 20 week scan is the anatomy scan and its true purpose is to check all of the baby's measurements and ensure all organs are there. It's to make sure that the baby is developing properly like the posters from the UK said theirs is as well. The gender part is a bonus and at least in my experience, if you want to know the technician will give you their opinion on what the baby is. I think there are some places where they are not allowed to tell you though - maybe Canada? (not sure about that!) I know I've seen posters where they said it was posted on all of the walls that stated the technician was not allowed to tell you the gender. So I agree that it probably really depends on where you live and your hospitals policies. Good Luck!



 
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Old Aug 9th, 2013, 07:25 AM   5
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Im from the UK.
I keep being told different things, midwife has said they wont tell me, but 2 of my friends who have had their scans at the same hospital said the sonographer asked them if they wanted to know and would of told them...so I just dont know what to believe at the moment lol.
I might just get a private scan done at 16 weeks, I already have a 4d scan booked but thats not until 27 weeks and I dont think Ill be able to wait that long without knowing



 
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Old Aug 9th, 2013, 08:14 AM   6
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I was told at my 12 week scan that we would have the option to find out the gender at the 20 week scan.



 
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Old Aug 9th, 2013, 08:26 AM   7
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technically the sonographer is not to tell you anything, scans must be reviewed by a doctor first.

Hwoever, often enough you will get a great sonographer in a great mood and they will talk to you throughout and let you know!



 
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Old Aug 9th, 2013, 09:23 AM   8
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I'm in the US and my OB/GYN said the 18-20 week ultrasound is for checking to see if the baby is developing normally and to give gender if the parents want. The ultrasound tech will ask and say weither it's a boy or girl. I guess it all depends on the doctors and hospital rules.



 
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Old Aug 9th, 2013, 10:23 AM   9
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I've never had a sonographer not confirm gender while scanning They can certainly tell at 20 weeks. Even if the official reason for the scan is to check measurements and development, they should still tell you if it's a boy or girl.



 
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Old Aug 9th, 2013, 10:32 AM   10
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As pp said in UK (even in my maternity notes) they are not obliged to tell you the sex of baby. It is purely for measurements of skull, legs etc etc. Generally sonographers will tell if you ask or will ask if you want to know but they never like to say 100%.

Our scan with our lg the sonographer wasnt very nice and she didnt mention anything so we asked and she said she thinks girl etc etc so we had a private scan at about 23 weeks. This time we had private scan at 16+6 and then at our 20 week scan the sonographer was lovely and we let her do the measurements etc and thought we would ask and as it was she was itching to tell us as our little mans bits were on one of the pictures she had taken

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