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How accurate at 16 wks?

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MSMB Mon 17-Apr-17 07:37:29

I couldn't resist and went and had a scan at 16 weeks. Sonogropher told us we are having a boy and seemed very confident. I instantly went home and ordered a new blind and accessories for their bedroom in blue. My S-I-L then told me it may not be accurate!? Anyone have experience of this or know on a percentage how accurate a 16 week gender scan is?

onedsrightnow Mon 17-Apr-17 07:52:12

Getting told you are having a boy is fairly accurate, if you were told a girl then that's not accurate as It might just be that the testes haven't descended yet

CocoLoco87 Mon 17-Apr-17 08:02:35

When I had my scan for DC2 at 13 weeks, I asked them if they can tell yet and they said not at 13 weeks because girls sometimes look like they've got boy bits because they haven't formed properly yet. I think at 16 weeks they wouldn't tell you unless they were very sure.

Congratulations! flowers

kookiecookie3 Mon 17-Apr-17 08:11:05

I had a scan at 16+5. I was told girl but told not to throw away any receipts! And have it checked again at my 20wk scan, baby wasn't opening her legs!!
I am pretty confident as from my 12 wk scan the nub was clearly a girl.
Generally they can get a girl wrong as bits might be hiding but if they see boy bits they see boy bits!!

trumpstinycock Mon 17-Apr-17 08:25:23

Both my girls have blue bedroom blinds. Their genitals haven't fallen off yet.

MrsDarkDestroyer Mon 17-Apr-17 08:28:03

As pp said, I think they are more sure with boys than girls. I was told son at 16 weeks and they were right.

HomityBabbityPie Mon 17-Apr-17 08:29:42

Even if it did turn out to be a girl would it really matter what colour their blinds were?

Why enforce gender on them from so young - I don't understand it.

FourToTheFloor Mon 17-Apr-17 08:30:50

Look at you Trump right on trend. Missed the point of the thread but not to worry.

Ecureuil Mon 17-Apr-17 08:37:00

They will never say they're 100% sure, but at 16 weeks it's usually pretty accurate.

Afreshstartplease Mon 17-Apr-17 08:38:41

I had gender scan at 16 weeks and was told boy, baby was indeed a boy

MSMB Mon 17-Apr-17 08:56:10

Thanks for your advice everyone.
@Trumpstinycock and @HomityBabbityPie I wasn't after opinions on how to raise my child just how accurate a 16 week scan can be.

kathrynelizabeth3005 Mon 17-Apr-17 11:44:39

You can often tell sex accurately from around 14/15 weeks. We had a private scan at 15+5 and we're told boy which was confirmed st the 20 weeks nhs scan.

Also, it's more accurate (less margin for error) if you're told it's going to be a boy than girl. It's more common for errors when people are told girl and it turns out to be a boy if that makes sense.

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