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sex of baby

(11 Posts)
newmummy2014 Mon 20-Jan-14 13:32:06

hi has anyone been told there having one sex but had another can the sonographer be wrong

K8eee Mon 20-Jan-14 14:13:17

Hi new mummy, a friend of mine was told she was having a girl from her scan, and when the baby popped out was a boy! grin

Pixielady83 Mon 20-Jan-14 14:13:53

yes, a friend was told girl at 20 w scan and at a late scan found out it was a boy!

PenguinsDontEatKale Mon 20-Jan-14 14:26:23

Yes, they can be wrong. A friend was told girl and it was a boy.

I think that the error is more common that way round. However, I've also had a lot of friends think they saw a penis on a scan (when they didn't ask, or weren't allowed by hospital policy to be told, the sex) and had a girl.

ClearlyMoo Mon 20-Jan-14 22:02:34

How urban myth is this.... Actually true though.

I met a couple at a party a few years ago with a newborn baby girl (<6 weeks), they'd been told she was a boy and were still, 6 weeks later, slightly traumatised by the fact their boy was a girl. I did actually meet them and the gorgeous little girl!!

SqutterNutBaush Mon 20-Jan-14 22:05:27

My SIL was told she was having a boy at 2 scans, kitted out wardrobe/nursery/pram the lot only to push out a now 14 year old girl grin

AhoyMcCoy Mon 20-Jan-14 22:07:28

Yes- I know of two couples who had been told girl but found out later it was boy. One of the couples was actually quite bereft- they had "named" their girl, told their other DD she was getting a sister, imagined a whole life with two DDs, and whilst they were DELIGHTED with their gorgeous boy and wouldn't change him for the world, I remember the mum saying it was a bit like a weird sort of grief to have their little 'girl' taken away like that.

DontCallMeDaughter Mon 20-Jan-14 22:13:22

Can't remember how I know this but it's wrong about 5% of the time. I did a lot of research with my first pregnancy so it's probably something I read then....

snapple21 Tue 21-Jan-14 11:22:36

Yes, I am a student midwife and just before Xmas on the ward there was a lady who had been told girl, had numerous scans including growth scans, and had a boy.

juicyjuice Tue 21-Jan-14 13:00:58

The sonographer told us that they can only be 90% certain on a scan- that 1/ 10 chance they are wrong! We've had two scans saying it's a girl, due at the weekend so we'll know for certain soon!

newmummy2014 Wed 22-Jan-14 10:58:20

thanks every body just that at my 20 weeks scan told a boy ,wich is what i want ( but would love her if she was a girl ) at my last midwife visit when i was 28 weeks she said my babys measuring small for date so sending me for another scan i will then be 30 weeks + will this be more accurate ,and good luck juicyjuice

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