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Potential silly question about early ultrasounds and gender

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CaptainMaak Mon 11-Dec-17 15:47:53

Why does our 12 week (11wk3) ultrasound say female? Obviously they haven't sexed it yet, is that the default reading until they know otherwise?

I can't imagine why you'd need to have a record of the mother's gender.

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Kellaree18 Mon 11-Dec-17 16:07:58

It's definitely your gender.

MadameJosephine Mon 11-Dec-17 20:51:14

This definitely refers to you. Ultrasound machines are used for many investigations on both sexes so in the patient demographics the gender of the patient is also recorded.

RosesInTheHospital Mon 11-Dec-17 20:53:00

The ultrasound machines require standard information like the patients sex to be entered in regardless of the scan being performed.

CaptainMaak Mon 11-Dec-17 21:04:48

I knew it was a silly question. Of course, that makes sense. Thanks all red face

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Howaboutanotherusername Fri 15-Dec-17 09:55:29

hahahaha don't worry i was the same at my first scan! so your not alone!

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