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Gender Scan?

(17 Posts)
Hotpinkangel19 Sun 09-Jul-17 09:48:16

Would you or have you had one? We are talking about it at the moment and can't decide!

LookImAHooman Sun 09-Jul-17 13:00:08

We did both times, but tbf the first time was after a horribly rocky start and it was mainly for reassurance between 12-20 weeks as the dating scan had meant we weren't confident to tell many people. The second time around was full-on shopping prep wink Obviously it's not 100% anyway but it was good to have two chances to get two different opinions (gender scan plus anomaly scan). Can't imagine not finding out - we both like to prepare.

TittyGolightly Sun 09-Jul-17 13:01:15

Sex. wink

daffo Sun 09-Jul-17 13:01:31

We did because I lost my first baby and the gender scan helped me to bond with the second one.

Confuseddot Tue 11-Jul-17 23:21:13

Yes and we had a 4d peak. So worth the £55! This was at 16+3

Hotpinkangel19 Wed 12-Jul-17 19:49:51

Awww! That's lovely! Is it a boy or a girl? X

kel1234 Wed 12-Jul-17 19:52:49

I didn't. I can't think of anything worse than knowing before the birth. I hi k it's so much nicer to find out and then have your baby in your arms, than find out and all you have are pictures.
I would never ever find out the sex. It's the greatest surprise in life, why ruin it?

needsomesunshineandwine Wed 12-Jul-17 20:03:59

Yes I did with all of mine.

It was still a lovely surprise meeting our baby, regardless of finding out the sex or not.

Whatever you choose will be lovely.

raviolidreaming Wed 12-Jul-17 20:09:51

I can't think of anything worse than knowing before the birth

hmm

Confuseddot Wed 12-Jul-17 20:46:02

Hotpink she's a girl xx

Hotpinkangel19 Wed 12-Jul-17 20:51:17

That's lovely!!!!
I found out at 20 weeks with all 3 of my children, and I'm glad I did 😊
Having a difficult time during this last few weeks, I lost my mum 5 weeks ago and I'm almost feeling detached from this pregnancy so I think finding out with a gender scan may help me bond.

Confuseddot Wed 12-Jul-17 20:54:50

So sorry to hear about your loss. Yes I found referring to her as a her and not an it really helped. My first pregnant and I couldn't quote believe it until 16 weeks when we found out gender really. Much easier to pick names too when it's just one gender to focus in and clothes shopping much easier and has got me really excited for her arrival xx

Thissameearth Wed 12-Jul-17 21:00:11

We paid for the extra Harmony screening and a by-product of those tests is that it can tell you the sex to something like 99.5% accuracy if you want to find out. My husband and I both wanted to know and it's been lovely to find out. We had no preference whatsoever obviously and it's not really affected shopping or decorating etc as I like mostly yellows, greens and reds - it's just nice to know something about our little one. It's up to the individual but to the person above who thinks it'd be awful - I'm sure newborn babies are surprising and special enough without needing a further element of the unknown!

rhodes2015 Wed 12-Jul-17 21:01:28

We found out. We made a day out of it, Had scan, went to buy a gender specific outfit, went out for a lovely lunch, it was such a nice day.
confused aww she looks like she's waving!

Here is ours, she's a girl. She was due last week but she's not here yet.

Confuseddot Wed 12-Jul-17 21:12:39

Rhodes she always has her hands on her face constantly. Had 20 week scan today a nd have to go back as she doesn't stop moving and constantly got hands on her face 😂 xx

whattheheckinheck Wed 12-Jul-17 21:21:42

I didn't have one in my 1st pregnancy but had 1 this time around. It's lovely finding out at either stage, 20w or birth! I'm just as excited this time around and the moment I meet him and see his little face for the first time will be just as incredible.

FuckyDuck Wed 12-Jul-17 21:22:09

We had a gender scan 3 days before our wedding and immediately bought a fuck tonne of pink and girly stuff.

I believe in gender stereotyping and called it 'pink day'. She's a girly girl

Stick that in your pipe and smoke it you bloody gender buffoons

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