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How many people do you know that have had a baby in the last 5 years that got told the wrong sex at their scan?

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Nononon Mon 21-Jul-14 11:53:08

Posting here for traffic smile

Do you know anyone that had a baby in the last 5 years that was told they were having a boy or girl at their scan but ended up having the opposite? Trying to work out how common this is as not sure whether to find out at scan or not. Thanks

Nononon Mon 21-Jul-14 11:54:15

Oh and i say last5 years because I'm thinking maybe improvements in scanning equipment may have made it a bit less likely to happen

BrazilNil Mon 21-Jul-14 11:54:53

I only know one couple that this has happened to; they already had one boy and were told they were having a girl but ended up having a boy. He is now about 5.

I have heard that it is more common for parents to be told that they're having a girl when it's actually a boy rather than the other way round.

Coconutty Mon 21-Jul-14 11:55:06

I know two. One didn't mind and one took it very badly.

queenpea Mon 21-Jul-14 11:55:22


Coconutty Mon 21-Jul-14 11:55:43

Both mine were told they were having girls.

None, personally.

spiderlight Mon 21-Jul-14 11:55:52

Only one - told they were having a boy but had a girl.

ChazzerChaser Mon 21-Jul-14 11:56:43


Holfin Mon 21-Jul-14 11:57:02


Deluge Mon 21-Jul-14 11:57:50

Two. Both told they were having girls and had boys.

MotherOfInsomniacToddlers Mon 21-Jul-14 11:58:14

Don't know anyone and i have a lot of friends with babies in the last 5 years

Icelollycraving Mon 21-Jul-14 11:58:22

None. Don't personally know anyone this has happened to.
There is always a chance but I think it's more likely if you are told it's a girl.

bookcave Mon 21-Jul-14 12:14:45

I know 3 in the last five years - all were told it was a girl and it turned out to be a boy. I think 5 years ago it was about a 1 in 20 chance of it turning out to be a boy if you were told a girl, whereas mistakes the other way round are very rare. I don't know what the current stats are.

sergeantmajor Mon 21-Jul-14 12:19:31

Me. It was a delightful surprise at the birth.

turkeyboots Mon 21-Jul-14 12:22:41

Only me. Was told a boy who turned out to be a girl!

dexter73 Mon 21-Jul-14 12:24:03

I know one - me. I was told I was having a boy.

TalcumPowder Mon 21-Jul-14 12:25:17


Boysclothes Mon 21-Jul-14 12:25:34

None. I'm a midwife and have encountered literally thousands of pregnant women in the last five years, delivered hundreds of babies and don't know anyone who's had it got wrong.

SoonToBeSix Mon 21-Jul-14 12:26:41

Nobody .

RhubarbRhubarbRhubarb Mon 21-Jul-14 12:28:26

Same as turkeyboots the hospital was dire though. The sonographer just couldn't give a shit and in hindsight we assume she just said whatever came into her head.

Meglet Mon 21-Jul-14 12:29:00


MrsZiegler Mon 21-Jul-14 12:32:10

none in 15 years of being a HCP, being pregnant, having pregnant friends & family members & working in a fetal medicine unit & IVF department. Personally I've found out the sexes of 5 out of 6 of mine (the 6th we didn't officially ask but it was obviously a girl at 16 week scan).

TwoInTheMourning Mon 21-Jul-14 12:35:21

I know of two (one of them in a different developed country). Both told they were having boys, both had girls.

One. My df was told she was having a girl, bought lots of girl baby clothes/bedding etc and ended up with a boy.

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