Accuracy of gender detection from ultrasound

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  1. OKgirl

    OKgirl Well-Known Member

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    Anyone know how accurate the gender prediction is from your ultrasound? I had mine at 19 weeks. I looked on the internet but couldn't find any stats.
    Thanks!
     
  2. Vickie

    Vickie Hannah & Rhys <3

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    no idea, I think alot of it depends on the techs experience and the position of the baby
     
  3. Blah11

    Blah11 ☼ Mummy to Amelie ☼

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    Honestly, I think in general it's pretty accurate. obviously it depends on the experience and skills of the sonographer so we have to take human error into consideration.
     
  4. polo_princess

    polo_princess ♥ Brookes Mummy ♥

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    Like Blah said a lot of it depends on the skill of the sonographer so there really wouldnt be any stats to produce.
     
  5. danni2609

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    I do think ovarall they are pretty accurate they were right with my daughter! But obviously not all the time
     
  6. pennysbored

    pennysbored Well-Known Member

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    Couldn't tell you. Hopefully they are high as I've got my detailed scan on Monday.
     
  7. elm

    elm Mama

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    At my hospital they say it's 95% accurate - think that's partly so they don't get sued by someone who's been told the wrong thing! It saying on my notes that the gender has been determined with a level of 95% accuracy, it was pretty obvious that he's a he though x
     
  8. princessellie

    princessellie Pregnant with #3

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    at my second scan the woman told me that the gender thing is 80% so i guess it varies from hospital to hospital
     
  9. Plumfairy

    Plumfairy Mum-mum-mum-mum

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    Im not sure how accurate,but i think they wouldn't say unless they were pretty sure. With me they said they suspect its a girl, i suppose they cant guarantee it, but that was good enough for me.x
     
  10. WelshGirl

    WelshGirl Mummy at last!!

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    The lady who did my scan said that she doesn't tell people unless she's 98% certain......but as some others have said, I think a lot of it can be down to how experienced the sonographer is.
     
  11. Sharpy

    Sharpy Mammy to be!

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    My sonographer said this too - that he "suspects" its a girl and pointed out the 3 lines! I couldn't see past the tears (relief and joy) but hubby says the 3 lines were pretty damn clear and very obviously a girl!

    xxx
     
  12. OKgirl

    OKgirl Well-Known Member

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    Thanks all! Like melbo wrote in a more recent post, I get paranoid when then say " We can't be a 100% sure." Although she did point out the testicles, which I think is a dead giveaway. . . .:)
     
  13. Dragonfly

    Dragonfly Mother of 4

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    They dont tell you the gender here as they have been wrong and say that no one can read them 100% accurate. So I would be weary even if they hinted to me as some parents have gone ballistic at the hospital staff for buying wrong colours where I am so they stopped all the telling.

    team yellow for me till the end. :(
     

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