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Anyone told at 20 weeks they were having a girl but had a boy?

(29 Posts)
hubbahubster Tue 14-Jan-14 07:46:06

Just that really. Had my scan recently and wa completely shocked that we're apparently having a girl - hardly any of those in DH's family! Not really bothered as baby looks lovely and healthy, but just wondered if many people had been given the wrong info even though they were shown the three girl lines on the scan.

MoominsYonisAreScary Tue 14-Jan-14 07:47:56

No one I know personally but when dsis had dn the women in the bed opposit had been told a girl but had a boy

orangepudding Tue 14-Jan-14 07:50:35

I was. I felt I was having a girl until I saw the babies massive hands and feet! I was then surprised when thesonographer said it was a girl. At a later scan I asked for conformation and was.told it was a boy, I could clearly see he was a boy myself at that point.

SofaKing Tue 14-Jan-14 07:51:12

The woman in the bed next to me when I had dd, nearly five years ago now, had a boy when her 20 week scan showed she was having a girl.

That is the only time I have seen it to be wrong, I think almost all of the time they are correct. But perhaps don't go and buy everything pink like the lady next to me had done!

Meglet Tue 14-Jan-14 07:51:32

All the people I know (including me) who have been told the sex at the 20 weeks scan had it right.

hubbahubster Tue 14-Jan-14 07:52:57

Hell no, I'm not a pink person and DS's clothes are mainly red/orange/green so they'll do nicely for a DD - just mentally preparing myself for a girl in the house when I never thought I'd have one!

BloominNora Tue 14-Jan-14 07:54:39

My SIL and BIL were told girl but had a boy. Luckily they found out at another scan so had chance to change clothes etc.

However they had a combined dating / anomoly scan at 16 weeks so it may have been a bit early.

Frusso Tue 14-Jan-14 08:16:00

If they got a good enough view to see 3 girl lines it is 99% a girl.
My boy had a clear penis at 20 weeks.

FoxMulder Tue 14-Jan-14 08:32:59

Yes, my sister! She was told girl on 2 different scans.

MarlenaGru Tue 14-Jan-14 08:36:55

I know two people told girl and it was a boy, but these were more than 7 years ago and certainly the scanner at our local hospital has improved immensely since then.

Foxeym Tue 14-Jan-14 09:57:46

I agree I think scanning is a lot better now. My DB was told it was a boy but they actually had a girl but this was 14 years ago. At my scan last year you could quite clearly see DS bits so there was no doubt smile

Karen1226 Tue 14-Jan-14 09:58:54

I've heard of it happening to a couple of people but always that way round (told girl but actually a boy). We've been told girl and I was convinced I was having a boy. Doesn't worry me either way as most of the stuff we have is unisex so we can use it again hopefully.

K8eee Tue 14-Jan-14 10:00:42

A friend if mine was told a girl from her 12 week scan. She'd had lots of girls things bought for out and when it popped out, it was a teeny tiny boy! grinsmile

K8eee Tue 14-Jan-14 10:01:37

Sorry 20 week. Stupid fat fingers hmm

Nahmate Tue 14-Jan-14 10:01:49

My first was told a girl.

Nahmate Tue 14-Jan-14 10:01:58

My first was told a girl.

spiderlight Tue 14-Jan-14 10:04:06

Friends of mine were told it was a boy at 20 weeks, picked the name, painted the nursery blue, bought half of Mothercare in blue and had a girl.

bleedingheart Tue 14-Jan-14 10:08:19

Yes, and I was told it was 99.9% a girl at 20 week scan.

Nahmate Tue 14-Jan-14 10:09:19

My first we was told a girl but out popped a boy! Gave us a good laugh, we had just brought neutral colours "just in case". With the other 2dc we found out but always kept things neutral.

now dc4 is apparently a boy. his bits were very obvious! I'm quite tempted to start get a few bits...

Nahmate Tue 14-Jan-14 10:10:05

Sorry! Phones having a bad day...

singaporeswing Tue 14-Jan-14 10:19:53

My DMum was told that I was a boy. I am most definitely female!

SaucyJack Tue 14-Jan-14 10:25:13

I've been told girl all three times at the 20 week scan. DDs 1&2 were most definitely true........ the proof will be in the pudding with this one too.

I gather it's much harder to sex girls tho. From friends of mine who've had 20 week "boy" scans- there's no mistaking a penis if you get a clear look.

Fairylea Tue 14-Jan-14 10:29:00

I think it must be quite difficult to get a "wrong" scan - both of mine (one boy and one girl) have been right. With ds there was absolutely no mistaking he was a boy, even if we didn't want to know the sex we could have helped it - we looked at the screen and a massive penis floated past! The scan woman glanced at us and said "you know what that means.. I don't have to tell you". Aw smile

CrispyFB Tue 14-Jan-14 11:40:49

My brother was apparently a girl.. but this was 30 years ago! And the doctor said "I see an absence of a penis" so none of the three lines stuff that is used these days.

I do know of a lady on a forum elsewhere in recent years who had loads of scans from 20 weeks onwards as she was high risk, and they often checked the sex for her. Painted the nursery pink..

Well, I wouldn't be telling this story if her baby was a girl!

It's rare though. They're usually right, especially if they say they're certain and have seen three lines for a girl.

PenguinsDontEatKale Tue 14-Jan-14 13:04:37

Yes, a friend of mine had it happen. This is about four years ago, so not old technology. She was high risk and had had a number of scans (I wonder if it is the same person Crispy)

Hubbythecatandme Tue 14-Jan-14 13:21:47

My mum was told she was having a boy with me, she was utterly shocked as she had been convinced she was expecting a girl for some reason, then just before delivery she told my dad "well better have a girl's name just in case"... and sure enough I was a girl smile

DH's stepsister was told at her 20 week scan last year she was having a girl, then had a further scan near the end of her pregnancy (can't remember why) but was then told boy. Sure enough he was a boy smile Luckily they hadn't bought anything as they didn't find out with their first DC (boy) and were re-using everything they had for him anyway.

ChoughingNora Tue 14-Jan-14 13:44:58

Yes my dsis best friend. She was told a girl, bought all the girl stuff and then out popped a little boy!

She was actually really upset for a while after the birth.

wispaxmas Tue 14-Jan-14 14:06:19

They can't be 99.9% sure either way at the 20 week scan, surely. Is as told the sex today, but I'm going back in 3 weeks to have the heart rescanned and plan to ask them to confirm the sex for me just in case! Two scans have to be better than one.

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