Is it a boy or is it a girl.. sonagrapher vs midwife?

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  1. stomp110

    stomp110 Well-Known Member

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    At my 20 week scan i was told it was a boy but couldnt be 100%...
    and at my 38 week midwife appointment we were chatting as she felt my belly..
    Midwife: Do you no the sex of the baby
    Me: Oh yeah its a boy
    Midwife: *confused look* feels about AGAIN does the heartbeat AGAIN...
    Midwife: By the weight, position and heartbeat i would of said a girl...

    NOT WHAT YOU WANT TO HEAR AS YOUR ABOUT TO DROP...
    I dont no what to do.. nothing i can do, iv broguht everything blue...

    Who would you believe? xx
     
  2. Rósa

    Rósa Well-Known Member

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    The sonographer tbh, my mw was convinced my baby was head down yesterday, thing is I just left the hospital where a scan showed her head in my ribs :lol:
     
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    AP Well-Known Member
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    defo the sonographer, you cannot tell by positioning and heartbeat!
     
  4. stomp110

    stomp110 Well-Known Member

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    but tbh the sonagrapher wasnt that sure either.. lol... oh bloody hell! just what i need.. and then she done my blood presure.. oh course its going to be higher!! im scared to death now haha :D
     
  5. mum2lil1

    mum2lil1 Well-Known Member

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    Id say the same..go with what the scan showed as they can actually see the bits.xx
     
  6. CottlestonPie

    CottlestonPie Mummy to Toby

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    Lol 100 times this! Exactly the same happened to me... Was told by midwife that baby was 3/5 engaged only to find the next day that he was breech!

    Go by the sonographer and visuals. Position and heartbeat are kinda old wives tales about determining sex.
     
  7. tuppance

    tuppance Well-Known Member

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    I would say go with the scan as I thought the heartbeat thing was meant to be an old wives tale :shrug:
     
  8. miss cakes

    miss cakes Well-Known Member

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    the sonographer any day of the week your midwife hasent got xray eyes lol i remember telling my midwife my baby was breech and she wouldnt have none of it she insisted that baby was head down she had to choke on her words when i was in labour and they tried to fit a clip onto her head only to find it was her bum! lmao x
     
  9. Miss_BB

    Miss_BB Mummy to 1 & pregnant

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    Believe the Sonographer - my midwife checked heartbeat last week and was surprised it was ranging beteeen 150 and 160 - she said normally girls have a heart rate like that at my gestation, not boys!!

    I can categorically guarantee mine is a boy.... we had a 4D scan a week before my check up and you can clearly see a penis and two testicles! Without that I would have been thrown into a flux like you.

    The only way a MW can tell is when she see's the babys bits!

    x
     
  10. Kimboowee

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    Go by scan - they cant say their 100% sure anyway!
     
  11. XJessicaX

    XJessicaX mum to two girls!

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    lol..your midwife needs to stop listening to old wives tales! What an odd assumption to make and how un-professional to make such an ill formed conclusion!! Definitely listen to the sonographer, they are equipped with modern technology which is there for a purpose! Probing the stomach and listening to the babies heartbeat is at no way more accurate at guessing the babys sex than reading tarot cards!!
     
  12. stomp110

    stomp110 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks girls - i really dont no what i would do without you :)

    amazing how much support you can get from strangers :D xx
     
  13. LouLou78

    LouLou78 Mum to 3 gorgeous girls

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    Definately go by the sonographer. I am a midwife and I wouldn't dare say what she said to anyone. Afterall, we havent got xray vision. God some midwives! lol

    :)
     
  14. Noodles

    Noodles Mummy to two boys!

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    Sonographer. My mum was convinced that she was having a boy and the midwife told her that she was pretty sure she was having a boy to because of postion, heartrate etc and out I popped with my girl bits!

    The first pics of me are taken with me wearing a blue sleepsuit!
     
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    kaz87 Well-Known Member

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    the sonographer .

    I was told baby was head down at the midwife and I had a scan the next day and he was lying across my belly. Yesturday she told me he was breech yet I can feel his head one side and bum other x
     
  16. ChristinaRN

    ChristinaRN Mother of 3, pg with #4

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    I have to agree with everyone else.....go with the sonographer.....she actually had a visual! I can't believe the MW would even say such a thing!!! I'd be fuming mad!!! Can't believe she put doubts in your head!
     
  17. zippy4

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    The midwife told my friend (while in early labour) that it was a boy based on heart rate, position etc. Well the following day she gave birth to a little girl! I would go by sonographer xx
     
  18. camerashy

    camerashy Well-Known Member

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    id also go with boy
     
  19. shimmy

    shimmy mummy , daddy and baby

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    I spoke to this MW the other day .. she was rather ditsy .. she said girl and boy heartbeats sound different... I do not think this is true lol I think some of them just don't know..
     
  20. LouLou78

    LouLou78 Mum to 3 gorgeous girls

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    Exactly what I thought, the sonographer had a visual. :)
     

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