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Sonographer told me the gender 14 weeks!

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layla888 Fri 23-Jan-15 14:35:19

So Ive just had my a scan at 14 weeks and the sonographer told me the gender of the baby hmm

This is DC3 and I know that from experience they normally tell you if you ask at 20 week scan. He said to me oh you have 2 more boys so its probably a boy. I asked if he thought that because I had two boys already or was it because he could tell from the scan and he said it looks like its going to be a boy - exact words. Anyone else had the gender told less than 20 weeks. Even private scans won't tell you until your 16 is weeks.

sebsmummy1 Fri 23-Jan-15 14:39:05

Layla I suspect the sonographer has seen early evidence of your child being a boy and has then confirmed that to himself because you already have two boys.

I would hold off seeing this as confirmation until your 20 week scan but my friend was able to sex my son by his 12 week scan as his urethra was very clear and she was experienced at sexing animals through her job.

weeblueberry Fri 23-Jan-15 14:39:13

A good sonographer can probably tell at 14 weeks but there's always going to be an element of change (ie engorged vaginal lips can often appear as a penis IIRC?).

I'd be pretty upset at just being told without asking though!!

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Fri 23-Jan-15 14:40:08

No, 20 weeks for me. I didn't think they could reliably tell much before that.

I'm not sure about the logic used when saying you'll probably have a boy because you've got two already confused.

I have DS1, DS2 & DD. It's not uncommon at all...

layla888 Fri 23-Jan-15 14:48:48

Im excited to think about having 3 lovely boys but just didn't think the nhs would tell you before 20 weeks LOL

LIG1979 Fri 23-Jan-15 14:51:12

We had a scan at 14 weeks and the sonographer told us it was probably a boy when we asked but said that she couldn't be sure. (But it looked like a boy to me too.) It was confirmed at our 20 week scan it was a boy.

LIG1979 Fri 23-Jan-15 14:51:32

This was in the nhs.

Sonoma Fri 23-Jan-15 14:52:43

My consultant always told me at 12 weeks, he said it's generally pretty accurate (and was right both times).

Mel0Drama Fri 23-Jan-15 14:53:07

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KittieCat Fri 23-Jan-15 14:54:38

I'm always a bore about this but it's not gender, it's sex. Sex is the biology bit: en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sex_and_gender_distinction

Congratulations, though, and hope you have a healthy pregnancy and a swift birth!

Number3cometome Fri 23-Jan-15 14:59:11

I found out both times at 12 weeks, this time I asked at my 12 week scan (was 13.5 weeks) and the sonographer said she can tell at this stage but baby was hiding it's bits so we are having a private scan at 18 weeks.

blowinahoolie Fri 23-Jan-15 15:27:07

"I have DS1, DS2 & DD. It's not uncommon at all..."

Where I live, there tends to be more combinations of BBB, than BBG when three DC are in a family. Maybe it's just the area I'm in!

GettingFiggyWithIt Fri 23-Jan-15 15:34:25

I was told the opposite gender at 14 weeks by my gynae then the correct gender at 18 weeks by my amnio lady so I wouldn't take what you were told as gospel. It could have been really upsetting as I already had a DD and was told at 14 weeks I was having a DS but I really wasn't a one-of-each mentality so ultimately when told no, it's a girl I was Fine, cool, got one of them, know what to do alreadywink

Number3cometome Fri 23-Jan-15 15:50:02

I've just booked my scan, £39

Bargain!

Racheyg Fri 23-Jan-15 16:30:51

I was scanned at 14 weeks instead of 12 and the sonographer kept calling it a boy. I said is it then and she got all flustered and said all babies are boys. Me and oh are pretty sure we saw a willy on the scan. At my 20 week scan I had the same woman and she confirmed it was a boy. I asked did she know at my previous and she said yes.

I think they can tell but don't like to. It's a shame you were told without asking thou x

RoganJosh Fri 23-Jan-15 16:32:34

I was told the sex at 16 weeks. At 20 weeks they told me a different, correct, sex.

Only1scoop Fri 23-Jan-15 16:33:41

I was given a punt of a guess by private Dr at 12 weeks. She was right.

PekeandPollicle Fri 23-Jan-15 16:38:21

Dd was probably a girl at 13 weeks. Luckily it was confirmed at the next two scans as my mum had started buying pink!

OhMjh Fri 23-Jan-15 17:23:27

I'd be careful with that, or any form of early sexing. We had a scan at 14 weeks as we took part in a research study during my pregnancy and was told '100% boy'. 20 week scan and 36 week growth scan both showed girl and even then I was dubious.

Kefybaby Fri 23-Jan-15 17:25:23

I found out both times at 12 weeks. Both sonographers caveated their prediction and both were correct.

Lyinginwait888 Fri 23-Jan-15 17:29:26

I knew I was having a boy at 14 weeks. smile. Trans vaginal scan. I asked. He told.

LadyRainicorn Fri 23-Jan-15 17:31:31

On the topic of the liklihood of another of the same sex, if you already have 2 of the same, instead of having a 50:50 chance of boy:girl you have 70:30 chance weighted in favour of the sex you already have. Trufax.

I suppose it's down to quirks of individual physiology - your dh could produce more x sperm for example, or your cervix was only favourable to lighter, faster, y sperm swimming up or something.

LizziW Fri 23-Jan-15 17:35:13

I was told at 14 weeks my ds1 was a girl (we called him Penelope!) I was told the correct sex of dd at 16 weeks by head consultant I was having a girl so we now have a Penelope at last. Also I had 2 sons then 2 dd !

2015isgoingtobeBIG Fri 23-Jan-15 18:34:14

Told at 11w6d it was one of each by a sonographer who said "it is 75% accurate at this point.....but I'm never wrong!" Confirmed at 20 weeks he was right on both counts.

Juno321 Fri 23-Jan-15 20:02:21

I was told at 14 weeks at my request, NHS scan. She did say wait until, it's confirmed again at 20 weeks. She was right though.

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