Thanks geekygiraffe. I'll have to make sure to ask then. When I was pregnant with DD1 having my 20 wk scan at a different hospital, they asked straight away if we wanted to know the sex or not. Before the scan had even started.
I think I may have had the not so nice sonographer at my 12 wk scan as the woman was a grumpy cow.
HI HAD MINE THERE 2 WEEKS AGO AND THEY DIDNT TELL - WE DIDNT ASK - BUT MY FRIEND HAD HER 12 WEEK SCAN LAST WEEK AND ASKED IF THEY COULD TELL AS AT A PRIVATE ONE SHE'D ALREADY HAD SUGGESTED THEY'D BE ABLE TO - THEY COULD AND DID, THEY OFTEN WONT IF YOURE OF ETHNIC SENSITIVITY ORIGINS - MY MUSLIM FRIEND WAS TOLD THEY 'COULDNT TELL' EVEN THOUGH IT WAS VERY CLEAR THEY COULD... oops just noticed all the caps sorry... when are you due - i'll be there end march all being well!
Thanks, oggybags - I had been told by someone that the reason for NOT telling was the high Asian population in Leicester but didn't really believe it. I thought it was an urban myth.
But if your friend wasn't told just because of her ethnic origin, that's pretty shocking. Especially if they are telling other people who ask... If there was proof of that, I'm sure someone could get into trouble.
Back to the topic, I will definitely ask right at the start so that the sonographer knows I do want to know. Sounds like waiting to be told or be asked about it won't do much good. And as my DH and I are most definitely of white-British origin, fingers crossed they'll agree to look.
Althought I am a bit about them judging whether people should be allowed to find out from their ethnic origin or religion...
im having my scan there tuesday, they told me both previous pregnancys but i do remeber at my last one that they were not telling asian/black ethnicity ladies as there had been an increase in girl babies being aborted after the 20 week scan!!!! not sure how true it is, just weird its been brought up now all these years later
My sister had her 5th baby on Sunday and had all her care at LRi and they refused to tell her the sex even though she asked at every scan (12,21,28,32 weeks) She said her sonographer was an older lady though and horrid so it may be pick of the crop! LOL I have my care at nuneaton and they told me when i was pregnant with DD and they have written in my notes already that i want to know sex at my scan on new years eve!
hiiiiiiiiii she told me and it was a very proud boy no doubt about it, she was younger then me and lovely! i was the last one there apparently loads had cancelled due to snow but it had all melted??! yay a boy after two girls, ive been shopping1