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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

5madthings Mon 21-Jul-14 13:39:49

I know two, one was told girl and then a later scan showed it was a boy, so she found out before the birth.

Another was told boy and then discovered it was s girl at birth.

JessesGirl Mon 21-Jul-14 13:35:36

I only know of one - friends of a friend and I can't remember which way around it was!

ZanyMobster Mon 21-Jul-14 13:31:07

I was in hospital when I had DS1 with someone who had been told it was a boy and it was actually a girl. They raffled off all the boys stuff they had and donated the proceeds to the neo-natal unit.

Bakersbum Mon 21-Jul-14 13:30:32

One, was told she was having a girl and had a boy. Big shock!

BookABooSue Mon 21-Jul-14 13:23:02

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

SummerScoop Mon 21-Jul-14 13:21:26

2, both told they were having both and both had girls.

DeWee Mon 21-Jul-14 13:20:18

Five: One boy. four girls. All at different hospitals too. But it came up in conversation and four of them I know from that. One of them did say that the hospital said they were only 75% certain though.

Luckily they all seemed to think it was funny, although one admitted she'd been upset when they first said girl as she already had three girls, so it was a nice surprise for her.

jessiemummy28 Mon 21-Jul-14 13:19:40

One. Told it was a boy and had a girl (this is the less common way round I think!)

MrsJohnDeere Mon 21-Jul-14 13:18:27


BioSuisse Mon 21-Jul-14 13:18:11

DN (5) was supposed to be a girl but was infact a boy. Thankfully his nursery was painted cream. BIL & SIL have come accross quite a few other parents who this has happened to but it always seems to be boys mistaken for girls and not the other way around

InanimateCarbonRod Mon 21-Jul-14 13:18:02

Just one. My cousin was told boy and she had a girl. Huge surprise considering they didn't have a name or any girl clothes!

WaitingForMe Mon 21-Jul-14 13:16:40


xalyssx Mon 21-Jul-14 13:11:41

Just me .

loopylady83 Mon 21-Jul-14 13:02:05

my friend was told she was having a boy and it was a girl

Nononon Mon 21-Jul-14 12:38:52

Thanks for the replies. Interesting! I've never known this happen to anyone but the majority of my friends have not found out at the scan anyway.

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

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.

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).

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


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.

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

Nobody .

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.

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


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

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

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

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

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