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    Red face Gender determination

    Hi,

    just a quick one - when do they normally tell you the sex of the baby (if youare finding out) I have my firts scan (12 weeks) in 11 days and was wondering if we would find out then or ???????????????????????????????????????


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    very few sonographers will be able to tell the sex of your baby at your first trimester scan. We were lucky enough to be given a 90% chance of it being a particular scan and we had a very experienced sonographer.

    generally speaking, you will need to wait until your next scan at 18-20 weeks.

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    DAMN ......wait wait wait its all i seem to do these days hehehehehehe

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    As Danni said - you usually only find out at the 18-20 week scan, where a more precise picture can be seen, and bits or no bits can be more recognisable .

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    I'm like Danni and was given a pretty confident answer that bubs is a girl at my 12 week. But now i'm wishing i didn't ask cause i know i will be disappointed and hugely shocked if she turns out to be a he. I waited til 18 weeks with my DD and was able to see clear evidence of her gender so i didn't have the "what if" worry like i do now. Yep - the wait is a pain but so is this uncertainty.

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    At 17w my OB, who has decades of experience with u/s and gender determination, said he thought this bub was a girl. Was a bit hard to tell though as bub had ankles crossed and was asleep. Next 3 u/s (@ 19 & 20w) proved that bub is most definitely a boy LOL!

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    I had a friend who got told at 12 weeks it was a girl then at 20 weeks a boy then finally day she went into labour they finally picked a boys name and it was a girl...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angel View Post
    At 17w my OB, who has decades of experience with u/s and gender determination, said he thought this bub was a girl. Was a bit hard to tell though as bub had ankles crossed and was asleep. Next 3 u/s (@ 19 & 20w) proved that bub is most definitely a boy LOL!
    Similar thing happened to me - except I was 14 weeks. OB said he thought it was a girl but at the 19 week scan it was pretty clear he was a boy.
    I wouldn't even ask them to tell you, as someone else already said when you're told that early you will still be wondering what if they're wrong - and they very well could be.

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    I asked at my 12 week scan, and i was told i was having a girl.
    Then at my 18 week scan i asked and i was told i was having a boy.
    Lucky im having another scan at 34 weeks so i can definately find out if it is a boy or girl.
    But normally i would wait till the 18-20 week scan.

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    Surprises are best!!!!!

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    At our 18 week u/s we were told they were 80% sure it was a girl. We decided we wanted confirmation and had a 3d ultrasound done at around 24 weeks and its certainly a boy....

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    Gees there seems to be a few errors made hey...

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    Eveyone I know who has found out, have been told at the 18 - 20 week scan. Best to wait until you are closer to 20 weeks as you can, to get the best reading and go to a place that has a good rep with lot's of experience if you can.

    I go to Monash IVF, just because they deal with major issues all the time and can pick up on things a lot of other places couldn't. I don't personally have any issues, just like to go to a good place.

    They wouldn't tell me with Patrick's 13 week scan, but did tell us at the 19 week scan that he was a boy, and they got that right.

    I will find out this time around, but won't be telling anyone, to make it more of a surprise for them (& Patrick). I just need to know if I need to buy anything pink, as I have all the blue stuff. I like to be organised, don't like surprises, it would kill me to wait until the delivery day to know the sex! But that's just me!

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