Are you based in the UK? The 20 week NHS scan is the anomaly scan, meaning that it’s purpose is in fact to detect health problems with your baby not tell you the sex and certainly not to just have a look at the baby. Hopefully your scan showed your baby to be healthy and thriving.
They will never 100% guarantee the sex to you even if they were certain as if there was a “mistake” they would no doubt be blamed for it. If you want another scan and confirmation of sex you could book a private scan.
From what I've read, it's 98% reliable. I'm 20+5 and we had our scan last week and they said it would be our last till the babies born unless there was any health problems. If you want to make sure closer to the time if you're planning on buying specific girl stuff, you can go for a scan at a private clinic - they'll charge you but they should have a better idea further on of the gender but nothing in life is ever 100%.
If you’re in the UK 20 week scan will be your last one before birth...unless you have concerns they may book you in for a wellbeing scan to check the baby is okay but those scans are most definately not for verifying sex. If you can go private that would be he best option, they can do 3D or 4D scans to check if baby is a boy or girl and you can just have a scan for the sake of seeing baby
I absolutely loathe colour-coding baby stuff and stuff like that, so it’s purely curiosity driving this question! And the whole name thing. Thanks everyone, sounds like we’ll have to be satisfied with c.98% accuracy!
I've had scans since 20 weeks which I assumed was the norm but as I'm considered high risk maybe that's the only reason why? On all they've said it was a girl so I'd be very shocked if it was a boy after all this!
Icannever I didn't realise not everyone had them, at least that's one bonus I get bring 'high risk' I also paid for a 3D scan and they also agreed girl-I'd recommend a 3D scan to anyone at around 26-29 weeks.