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Old Jan 12th, 2012, 12:25 PM   1
Noelle610
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20 week scan & gender prediction accuracy


Hey girls... hope you're all doing well this week.

So at my scan I was told with no hesitation I was having a girl. I'm thrilled.

BUT, I thought for the entire pregnancy I was having a boy. I'm carrying low and have hot lots of salty cravings. I know these can be old wives tales. The real kicker is that my acupuncturist - who has great intuition - told me she thought I was having a boy. She claims that she's never been wrong. Again, superstitious, I know. But I just had this ďfeelingĒ I was having a boy. In all fairness, I have friends who have had feelings about the sex of their baby only to be wrong.

Iím getting nervous that my little girl is really a boy. I really donít have a strong preference, I just want a healthy baby. That said, Iíve been connecting the little one over the past few weeks as my little girl. Calling her a girlís name, imagining her as a girl. My husband and I just registered and are about to paint the nursery Ė pink. I really donít want to be prepared for a girl and then find out Iím having a boy. The hardest part is feeling like Iím bonding with a little girl and then to find out Iíve been connecting with my baby all wrong, if that makes sense.

Recently, two of my husbandís coworkers came home with stories of being told they were having girls at their 20 week ultrasounds and then having boys. It made me very nervous. Granted, one of the woman gave birth over 20 years ago, when Iím sure scans were less accurate. The second woman is very much overweight. I donít know if that contributes to uncertainty about the sex, as I know an ultrasound can be more difficult to interpret if the patient is obese.

My question to you is, how accurate are scans? I am going to one of the best hospitals in the country for care, so Iím sure the techs are very experienced. Iíve been looking at my photo and while it does look like ďlady partsĒ to me, I canít quite make out the three white lines that are indicative of a girl. Should I go and have a private scan to be sure? Have any of you moms been told you are having one gender, only to find out you had the opposite after delivery? I hear a lot of stories about ďa friend of a friendĒ, but Iíve not actually met anyone with the experience.

Iím feeling really anxious. Iím a total control freak and that fact that I canít know definitely until baby is here is stressing me out.



 
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Well, when my brother and sister-in-law were pregnant, they were told through the entire pregnancy they were having a boy, but surprise! She actually came out to be a girl! Scans are not 100% accurate, so if you're that worried I would book a private scan(:



 
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Old Jan 12th, 2012, 12:42 PM   3
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This is one of my biggest fears too! A woman I know was told she was having a girl, and it turned out to be a boy!

I'm planning on doing a private 3D scan to be sure. They're much more accurate than the typical ultrasounds found in doctor's offices. In fact, I think it's like 99% sure. Is there a place around there that might offer that? I just Googled 3D ultrasound and found a terrific place. We already went and got to see our LO at 10 weeks on a normal ultrasound. The tech was terrific...30 years of experience! It was only $39 for that scan, and I think $59 for a gender scan. I'm sure they have something like it in your area.



 
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Old Jan 12th, 2012, 12:43 PM   4
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Hey girls... hope you're all doing well this week.

So at my scan I was told with no hesitation I was having a girl. I'm thrilled.

BUT, I thought for the entire pregnancy I was having a boy. I'm carrying low and have hot lots of salty cravings. I know these can be old wives tales. The real kicker is that my acupuncturist - who has great intuition - told me she thought I was having a boy. She claims that she's never been wrong. Again, superstitious, I know. But I just had this ďfeelingĒ I was having a boy. In all fairness, I have friends who have had feelings about the sex of their baby only to be wrong.

Iím getting nervous that my little girl is really a boy. I really donít have a strong preference, I just want a healthy baby. That said, Iíve been connecting the little one over the past few weeks as my little girl. Calling her a girlís name, imagining her as a girl. My husband and I just registered and are about to paint the nursery Ė pink. I really donít want to be prepared for a girl and then find out Iím having a boy. The hardest part is feeling like Iím bonding with a little girl and then to find out Iíve been connecting with my baby all wrong, if that makes sense.

Recently, two of my husbandís coworkers came home with stories of being told they were having girls at their 20 week ultrasounds and then having boys. It made me very nervous. Granted, one of the woman gave birth over 20 years ago, when Iím sure scans were less accurate. The second woman is very much overweight. I donít know if that contributes to uncertainty about the sex, as I know an ultrasound can be more difficult to interpret if the patient is obese.

My question to you is, how accurate are scans? I am going to one of the best hospitals in the country for care, so Iím sure the techs are very experienced. Iíve been looking at my photo and while it does look like ďlady partsĒ to me, I canít quite make out the three white lines that are indicative of a girl. Should I go and have a private scan to be sure? Have any of you moms been told you are having one gender, only to find out you had the opposite after delivery? I hear a lot of stories about ďa friend of a friendĒ, but Iíve not actually met anyone with the experience.

Iím feeling really anxious. Iím a total control freak and that fact that I canít know definitely until baby is here is stressing me out.
I know the feeling. I am having another scan done. Just 5 months ago a friend of mine was told she was having a girl and she didn't question it bought all pink had pink ribbon and balloons in her room and out popped a BOY.



 
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Old Jan 12th, 2012, 12:45 PM   5
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Do you have a pic of your gender scan?



 
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Old Jan 12th, 2012, 13:25 PM   6
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I do have a photo, but I'm currently at work. I'll try to scan it for you ladies and share at a later time.

I know scans are 100% accurate, but I want to be as sure as possible. Sounds like I might opt to do the 3D - there's a place near my husband and I.



 
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Old Jan 12th, 2012, 13:29 PM   7
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Well, when my brother and sister-in-law were pregnant, they were told through the entire pregnancy they were having a boy, but surprise! She actually came out to be a girl! Scans are not 100% accurate, so if you're that worried I would book a private scan(:
Now that's really interesting! I have heard about "girls" being "boys", but usually not the other way around.



 
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Old Jan 12th, 2012, 13:34 PM   8
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I know how you feel! I had a strong intuition that I was having a boy as well, and had I gone by old wives tales, every single one pointed to me having a boy. I'm still carrying really low.

I was ecstatic to find out we were having a girl though, and then started hearing "horror" stories about wrong gender assessments and panicked. I did book a 3D scan to be sure. I would highly recommend it!! It's really put my mind at ease and had I not gotten it confirmed, I know stressing about it would've just become worse over time. Plus there's really no mistaking it with a 3D scan.



 
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Old Jan 19th, 2012, 21:40 PM   9
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Ultrasound scan is definitely not 100%!



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Old Jan 20th, 2012, 00:37 AM   10
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With my LO i was 100% he was a girl untill are 20 week scan and they said it is a boy i realy could not take it in as i had all girl feelings and every thing but sure he was a boy. I think this 1 is a girl *agane* but trying to keep an open mind if you are still unsure go for a 3d/4d scan.



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