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Gender at 17 week NHS scan?

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kicksandgiggles Sun 30-Mar-14 19:25:07

I'm pregnant with MCDA twins, and dying to know the gender. Tomorrow is my first scan since 12 weeks, and I'm really hoping to find out the gender as I know you could often find out at this point if you paid for a private gender scan. Was anyone told the gender this early by the NHS?

neversleepagain Sun 30-Mar-14 19:31:11

I had a private gender scan at 16+6 with Babybond, they do them from 16+0 weeks. At my NHS scan they would only tell me the sex of the babies at the 20 week scan.

kicksandgiggles Sun 30-Mar-14 19:37:48

That's what I'm afraid of! Did you ask and they actually refused to tell you? I am going to be watching the screen very closely, as with my DS I could tell he was a boy before they told me!

KippyVonKipperson Sun 30-Mar-14 19:41:39

Why don't you ask them to 'guess' - perhaps they'd feel more comfortable if you put it that way?

ThePrisonerOfAzkaban Sun 30-Mar-14 19:42:56

My nhs refuses to tell you sex at any scan, we've got to pay to go private now

EvilTwins Sun 30-Mar-14 19:46:01

I have MCMZ twins. I found out the gender at 16 weeks. I had yo have scans every fortnight and they always breathed a sigh of relief when I told them I already knew the gender - I guess it meant they didn't have to worry about accidentally referring to "her"

kicksandgiggles Sun 30-Mar-14 19:48:14

Thanks Evil - that's what I wanted to hear wink I will be scanned every two weeks from now on, so if not tomorrow, maybe in two weeks.

Good suggestion Kippy, will try that if they act funny about it!

SwimmingMom Sun 30-Mar-14 19:50:50

My hospital have said they can tell mr at the 12 week scan. Apparently they are one of the only 3 hospitals in the country who have the equipment to be able to.

SunnyRandall Sun 30-Mar-14 19:52:58

I found out the gender at 17wks with an nhs scan. The sonographer did say she wasn't 100% though but did point out the penis. She was right grin

andadietcoke Sun 30-Mar-14 20:25:01

I had a scan at 16w with DCDA twins. I asked, but they said they hadn't looked as it was a growth scan so they were looking for the things they were supposed to be looking for and not anything else. We found out they were both girls at the 20w scan.

Twicethehugs Sun 30-Mar-14 21:14:28

I think I found out at 20 weeks it was probably girls but at later scans, they offered to tell me, one consultant who scanned me said she was 99% sure. Being scanned every 2 weeks means there's plenty of opportunities to find out!

kicksandgiggles Mon 31-Mar-14 11:17:29

Thanks everyone. I am so excited today, it is going to be a big disappointment if I don't find out! My scan is not until this afternoon, so still have a while to wait.

neversleepagain Mon 31-Mar-14 12:22:29

Do let us know! Good luck smile

slightlyinsane Mon 31-Mar-14 14:43:45

I asked at my 17wk scan and consultant was happy to tell us, she was sure they were boys. 2wks later the same consultant was sure they were girls o_O after a few more scans I'm happy to believe they are girls.

kicksandgiggles Mon 31-Mar-14 15:48:07

So the sonographer was happy to tell me, and it was pretty clear. I'm going to be a mum to three boys (including DS, there wasn't a surprise triplet)!

DownstairsMixUp Mon 31-Mar-14 15:52:12

20 weeks in this trust in kent to. I was too impatient and booked a private at 17 weeks, the little willy was obvious so I am now going to be mum of 2 boys!

DownstairsMixUp Mon 31-Mar-14 15:52:55

Ooh just saw your update, congrats!!

neversleepagain Mon 31-Mar-14 16:47:15

Congratulations! I have girls smile

kicksandgiggles Mon 31-Mar-14 17:57:10

Thanks smile We are thrilled. It's really nice to know!

Twicethehugs Tue 01-Apr-14 19:07:08

Yay, you got to find out!

KippyVonKipperson Wed 02-Apr-14 05:33:40

Oooo, how lovely xx

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