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Gender - when and how did you find out?

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shutupsteph Tue 14-Jan-20 23:28:26

Just for fun, when and how did you find out the sex of your baby? Private scan? NHS? At the birth?

We decided not to find out, 39 weeks atm and so excited to find out at the birth!

DramaAlpaca Tue 14-Jan-20 23:31:53

At the birth with DC1, the hospital policy was not to tell and private scans weren't a thing back then. I was convinced I was having a girl and was in total shock when DS1 popped out.

With DC2 & DC3 we found out at the 20 week scan.

ParkheadParadise Tue 14-Jan-20 23:33:38

Dd1 at the birth nearly 28yrs ago.

Dd2 Didn't find out I was pregnant until i was 5mths. To be told there was baby was enough of a shock.
DH told me when she was born.

amazedmummy Tue 14-Jan-20 23:36:35

Found out at a private scan at about 18 weeks. I had a pretty crappy pregnancy and wanted to do something nice. I really thought I was having a girl though so was quite surprised when they told me I was having my lovely little boy.

samandpoppysmummy Tue 14-Jan-20 23:47:02

At the birth with both of mine (now 14 and 12)

ShopoholicIn Wed 15-Jan-20 22:29:57

Didn't find out with DC1 n it was a boy. Note 37 weeks with DC2..still don't know the sex of the baby

R2D2abc Thu 16-Jan-20 00:20:24

First and second at 20 weeks scan.
Third and now fourth had NHS 16 weeks scan( in FM due to other complications).

MrFlibblesEyes Thu 16-Jan-20 07:09:03

At the 20 week scan. We were going to ask anyway but during the scan I was sure I had seen boy bits and when she confirmed it and showed me it was very apparent! He was very keen on flashing at all my subsequent growth scans too!

Peanutty86 Thu 16-Jan-20 07:42:30

At birth (but I knew all along).
Now pregnant and wanting to find out at birth again.

goldopals Thu 16-Jan-20 07:54:13

11 weeks from the NIPt test

JemimaPuddleCat Thu 16-Jan-20 07:57:17

At birth for all of mine.

goldeline Thu 16-Jan-20 07:59:26

First time was via private scan around 24 weeks as the local NHS policy was not to tell.

For DS2, we had a private scan at 18 weeks so that DS1 could come with us. It was lovely.

FairfaxAikman Thu 16-Jan-20 08:00:24

Technically speaking at a 24 week scan and confirmed for certain at 28.
20 week scan sonographer got it wrong and I was so convinced she was wrong that I refused to tell anyone.
24 weeks was told the opposite! Got a lovely bloke for my 28week and once I explained the confusion he spent extra time showing me that DS was definitely a boy, as I'd known all along.
I knew I had extra growth scans, which helped, or I'd have paid for a private one.

Milicentbystander72 Thu 16-Jan-20 08:04:19

At the birth for both of mine.

This was 15 years ago though so not sure how normal it was then to know/ask the sex. I know some people asked.
At my scans I was never asked if I wanted to know the sex and to be honest at the time it never occurred to me.

Looking back I loved the 'it's a...!' at the actual birth. Not sure why that was.

It's just personal preference isn't it.

strawberry2017 Thu 16-Jan-20 08:32:03

Found out at a private scan at 16weeks for both of mine, I have no patience! 😂
Had it confirmed by NHS at 20 weeks

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