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How accurate for the sex of the baby????

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Yorkiegirl Thu 23-Dec-04 18:43:20

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lockets Thu 23-Dec-04 18:43:55

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sleepdeprived Thu 23-Dec-04 18:44:26

Oh, 100% accurate I'd say, wouldn't you?

SnowmAngeliz Thu 23-Dec-04 18:44:28

That was me, where is my message??????????

Im short, (as can't type it all again), was told we're having a girl months ago and took dd on a playdate today where one mam was a nurse.
She told me that they're very often wrong.

Wanted to do a quick poll on who was told and were any wrong??

Don't get me wrong, i jus want a healthy baby but have psyched myself up for another girl now)

DoesntChristmasDragOn Thu 23-Dec-04 18:46:01

Thought that they were more likely to be right if they say "boy". It's certainly not 100% accurate though.

sleepdeprived Thu 23-Dec-04 18:46:28

Which scan was it? I've heard they're often wrong - we had hints it was a girl at our first scan but it's really too early then - next scan they said 'looks like a boy' (they tend to hedge their bets), so I kept asking at every subsequent scan - and he remained male!

DoesntChristmasDragOn Thu 23-Dec-04 18:46:57

Although if you have a growth scan at 37 weeks and don't look away, it's bleeding obvious even to the untrained eye if there's a boy in there.

SnowmAngeliz Thu 23-Dec-04 18:48:08

It was my 20 week scan.
Am 31 weeks now and the baby is still breech so i might be having another scan at 36 weeks.

WideWebWitch Thu 23-Dec-04 18:48:40

No idea about stats but with ds I was told a boy at 17 wk scan and he was a boy (obv!) but with dd I was told at a 12 week nuchal fold scan (where, let's face it, they're looking at tiny measurements) 90% likely it was a boy too. It wasn't until the 20 week scan that the sonographer put me straight and said he was 80% sure it was a girl. Which she was!

lockets Thu 23-Dec-04 18:48:54

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KateandtheElves Thu 23-Dec-04 18:49:16

I have 2 girls (or elves). With the first they couldn't say as she had her bottom facing the ultrasound, but they "didn't see any evidence of any boy parts". They said it was "probably a girl". With number 2 she was in the perfect position. The doctor showed me where there would be a penis if it was a boy, but in fact there was just an indentation. He left me to draw my own conclusions...

I guess it's easier to be sure if you see an actual penis, but in some instances the baby leaves little doubt that she's female.

WideWebWitch Thu 23-Dec-04 18:49:54

I think they're pretty sure by 20 weeks aren't they? Although if it's a boy and he has his legs crossed over so the scan can't see a penis they might get it wrong.

OnZephyrstdayofXmas Thu 23-Dec-04 18:51:44

My mum was told that my sister was a boy right up until she was born!! We had a late scan to check growth and even we could see it was a boy - that was at about 20 something weeks from what i remember

SnowmAngeliz Thu 23-Dec-04 18:52:50

What she actually said was that 'unless he's doing a Danny Le-Rou it's a girl'


Yorkiegirl Thu 23-Dec-04 18:54:04

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NotQuiteCockney Thu 23-Dec-04 19:17:56

When we had our nuchal fold, they said it was 70% likely DS2 was a boy. It was the Fetal Medicine Centre, run by the doc who invented the nuchal fold, so I trust their stats.

And yes, they do make mistakes at the 20-week, more with girls than boys. It's always best to be ready for the "wrong" gender, just so that's not too much of a surprise, if it happens.

SnowmAngeliz Thu 23-Dec-04 20:02:43

Am trying to prepare myself 'just incase' but i've totally got my head round it being a girl now so it's really hard!

lockets Thu 23-Dec-04 20:04:15

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miam Thu 23-Dec-04 20:04:25

I was told all 4 times that I was having a girl - and I did. So 100% accurate for me!

SnowmAngeliz Thu 23-Dec-04 20:05:40

We've decided to call her Amelia Rose

lockets Thu 23-Dec-04 20:06:20

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SnowmAngeliz Thu 23-Dec-04 20:08:47

Me too!

Thought Amelia Jane would be a bit near the mark so i changed the second!!
(Although dd insists she's gonna call her Emily as that was on the cards too)
4 girls, lovely

Dreams Thu 23-Dec-04 20:11:49

i was told at my 20 week scan that they were 80% sure it was a boy. then i had to go and have a late scan as my belly was not measureing what it was ment to be and they told me they were 100\5 sure it was a boy!! and it was!!

Dreams Thu 23-Dec-04 20:12:35

that was ment to say 100% not 100/5 .......

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