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how can i tell i nscan pic whether baby is boy or girl?

(25 Posts)
misdee Tue 28-Dec-04 21:44:55

i am due for a growth scan at 34weeks. i am wondring if there are obvious things to look for when the scan is being done so i can try and find out what i'm having. is there any pics online anywhere where i can study them just in case the baby flashes it bits on screen.

AMerryScot Tue 28-Dec-04 21:50:16

A boy is pretty obvious

For a girl, you look for the "cheeseburger" (US term) or "coffee bean" (UK).

Try this site.

misdee Tue 28-Dec-04 21:52:24

cheers, never had a scan this late!

emmatmg Tue 28-Dec-04 22:42:47

Believe me Misdee, at 34 weeks if it's a boy there will be no mistake

I was able to see with DS1+2 at 20 weeks and had a scan at 34 weeks with DS3 and it's very obvious.

OnZephyrstdayofXmas Tue 28-Dec-04 23:24:51

Hiya misdee, if it's a boy you'll know!!! You will be totally amazed at the whole scan. We had a llate scan with ds and you could see every detail, even his wavy hair!! Can you not ask them?

misdee Wed 29-Dec-04 15:34:32

its against hospital policyto tell u. they are mean

Zephyrcat Wed 29-Dec-04 15:43:15

our old hosp in Reading was like that because of all the religions in the area that will 'get rid' of girls
The scan will still be cool though - its a bit like those 3d ones you can get - you can see every detail!! Maybe if they wont tell you, you could ask them to hover in that area for a second so you can see!

janeybops Wed 29-Dec-04 16:41:14

I think it must be pretty obvious as I had a late scan with ds. AS I didn't want to know they didn't show me the screen at all!

I live in a very asian area too and they tell us if you want to know.

zebra Wed 29-Dec-04 16:48:46

I couldn't tell at all that DS1 was a boy at his 34 week scan..... Although it seemed unmissable when the sonagrapher pointed out DS2's bits at 20 weeks.

Study the Internet pix closely & look out for the tell-tale profile, I guess!

LIZS Wed 29-Dec-04 17:23:18

Depends on babe's position and what scans you see. To be honest I found the later ones more disorientating because I couldn't see the whole baby at a time or work out the relationshiop of one identifiable part to another quickly enough, although the OB/GYN said it was pretty obvious!

DoesntChristmasDragOn Wed 29-Dec-04 18:22:52

At 34 weeks it should be blatantly obvious if you get a shot right between the legs - just watch closely DS2 was very very clear at 37 weeks even from a fleeting glimpse!

misdee Wed 29-Dec-04 21:52:39

will ask the person just to hover the scanner over the bits so ican see. i just really want to know this time, and dont want to pay out for a private scan.

lockets Wed 29-Dec-04 21:54:37

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misdee Wed 29-Dec-04 21:56:39

mines was despatched last night!!

lockets Wed 29-Dec-04 21:57:59

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misdee Wed 29-Dec-04 21:59:09

says 4 boxes on the despatch notice. oh yeah i ordered a bag as well!

lockets Wed 29-Dec-04 22:01:16

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misdee Wed 29-Dec-04 22:02:44

didnt get the cocoon in the end, as bubs is due in march, as if ti grows as quickly as dd2 then it wont get much use out of it. but got the double kit, and double stormcover.

janeybops Wed 29-Dec-04 22:15:42

sorry to interupt but are you in west london misdee and lockets?

ladymuck Wed 29-Dec-04 22:16:04

Misdee, appreciate why some hospitals won't tell, but I'd have thought it must still be worth asking at 34 weeks - it is not as if you can do anything about it if it were the "wrong" sex at this stage?

I only have experiences of boys I'm afraid, but little doubt by 34 weeks (though was told wrong sex at 20 weeks!)

misdee Wed 29-Dec-04 22:19:18

Janeybops, i'm in hertfordshire.

Hospiutal about 10miles away will tell the sex of baby, but local one wont.

Ladymuch, thats what i thought as well. I have a scan next thursday at guys but its fetal cardiac scan, and they definatly wont be checking bits and bobs then

coppertop Wed 29-Dec-04 22:24:25

Our local hospital refuses to tell you the baby's sex too. I had to have a scan literally minutes before being induced as the MWs thought ds2 might have turned and be in a breech position. The MW who did the scan (with a portable scanner) told me that he could see which sex the baby was but that he still wasn't allowed to say!

misdee Wed 29-Dec-04 22:29:30

thats madness!!

prufRockingAroundtheXmasTree Wed 29-Dec-04 22:32:13

misdee - it might be worth asking at Guys - it's exactly the same equipment used, just a far more experienced scanner, so it should only take them 5 seconds to check. Ask very nicely and I'm sure they won't mind.

misdee Wed 29-Dec-04 22:32:57

big notices all round waiting area saying do not ask!!

tho i could ask if she'll move the scanner down a bit lol!

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