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Scan-did they tell you to look away?

(18 Posts)
Methenyouplus4 Thu 12-Jun-14 21:04:13

We told lady doing so an that we didn't want to find out the sex of our twins. However, at no point did she warn us to look away and now I'm 99.9999999%sure one was a boy. A bit miffed but then I'm wondering if she didn't bother saying as it's too hard to guess to an untrained eye? We have two boys and found out the sex of the second one at the 20 week scan and now I'll be stunned if they weren't boy bits I saw (second twin was lying funny, she struggled to get any measurements so didn't see anything-phew)!

princessdave Thu 12-Jun-14 21:13:36

Congratulations on twins! Our lady did tell us to look away several times yes as we didn't want to know. I don't think I'd have known what I was looking at tbh but didn't want to risk it.

Best of luck for the rest of your pgy!

We were told to look away, but only once she started the leg measurements, so I already saw my DS's ''bits''. Rather disappointed to know, as I wanted a surprise. Wish she'd said sooner.

snapple21 Thu 12-Jun-14 21:27:24

I was told to look away three times during my scan with my son when I said I didn't want to know!

Lozmatoz Thu 12-Jun-14 21:35:39

Nope, never told to look away. Doubt I'd have been able to interpret the image anyway.

greensnail Thu 12-Jun-14 21:40:24

Never been told to look away. Had loads of scans with dd2 so by the end of the pregnancy I was fairly sure she was a girl as had never seen any boy bits in any of the scans.

GingerRodgers Thu 12-Jun-14 21:50:11

We weren't asked if we wanted to know and she never said to look away.
Dh now thinks he knows what it is he is right but I'll never tell him that

Methenyouplus4 Thu 12-Jun-14 22:11:12

Ah, that's so annoying! You'd think that if they're going to measure the legs they'd warn you! Feel a bit huffed as this pregnancy I'm suffering from SPD so thought of that as my surprise at the end. sad

Bellyrub1980 Thu 12-Jun-14 22:37:29

We wanted to find out and he told us last thing. My DP was absolutely certain he saw boy bits. I literally couldn't tell the baby's arse from it's elbow but was surprised at how big the girl bits are. The radiographer explained they are unproportionately large at 20 weeks.

I would say there's a good chance you didn't see what you thought you saw.

GingerScouse Thu 12-Jun-14 22:37:59

We were assertive and told the sonographer as soon as we got in we didn't want to know.

She was really good and kept turning the screen so we couldn't see when she was doing the measurements or baby started to make it obvious.

Hakluyt Thu 12-Jun-14 22:42:19

I had a very late scan- and was convinced it was a boy. She wasn't! So don't be too sure..........

Methenyouplus4 Thu 12-Jun-14 23:02:51

Thanks folks, nice to think there's still a surprise! We get scanned every 4 weeks so going to be very clear at the next one that I want to be warned before they get anywhere near that area!

Methenyouplus4 Thu 12-Jun-14 23:03:21

Thanks folks, nice to think there's still a surprise! We get scanned every 4 weeks so going to be very clear at the next one that I want to be warned before they get anywhere near that area!

EllaBella220 Fri 13-Jun-14 00:16:20

I had a gender scan at 23 weeks and saw a penis as soon as she went to that area. Within a minute the sonographer announced that it was a girl?? I was convinced I had seen boy bits but she kept going over the area and pointing out the different parts and said I only saw the cord.

So, you never know ;)

mrsleomcgary Fri 13-Jun-14 10:40:48

Sometimes I was told to look away but not others (diabetic so had lots of scans). Even though we didn't want to know sometimes I couldn't help but look and definatley saw a penis.

At least that's what I thought until my daughter was born!

squizita Fri 13-Jun-14 11:22:38

Nope.
They asked if we wanted to know gender after they had done all the medical checks where they pointed to weird blobs i couldn't work out and told us this organ is OK and that organ is OK. I guess they wanted us to see that baby was well.

Then we were asked and they said girl.

I also saw the cord and thought boy. They said "no it's the cord, look..." but TBH I wouldn't have known if not told.

So you still never know OP! smile

rallytog1 Fri 13-Jun-14 13:10:58

I think you just need to take control. I told the sonographer that I didn't want to look until she was at a bit that couldn't give away the gender. She seemed very happy with that, and went on to tell us when we should and shouldn't look.

ithoughtofitfirst Fri 13-Jun-14 13:40:09

I am so confused by this thread. The sonographer could have had on the screen a zoomed in picture of it's gens and I probably still wouldn't have a fucking clue.

My husband 'thinks he saw a knob' this time but I reckon it was probably a bit of the cord.

Apparently the Royal Gwent in Newport gets it wrong so often that they're not allowed to say anymore. Although this could well be an urban myth.

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