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Boy or girl - how accurate was your scan?

(21 Posts)
babblington Tue 19-Aug-08 13:43:58

Hi - I've just had my 21 week scan on baby no.3, and it's a boy (apparently), I've got 2 dd's, so this is a little surprising to me - what are the chances they got it wrong?
Who was told right and who was told wrong, and did it affect the way you bonded with your baby?
Sorry - was really expecting to have 3 daughters, and am completely thrown by the prospect of a boy! Just delighted all is healthy.

scorpio1 Tue 19-Aug-08 13:47:23

right x 3

i had a dd after 2 ds, after about a week of finding out i was thrilled!!

NatalieJaneIsPregnantAgain Tue 19-Aug-08 13:48:49

They were right with both of my two (both boys) I have my 20 week scan tomorrow, so only another 20 odd weeks to go to find out if they will have got it right this time.

Congrats BTW

belgo Tue 19-Aug-08 13:49:16

The chances are very high that it's correct - scans at 20+ weeks are usually reliable.

The only person I know who was told wrong was someone who had a scan at just 12, when they said she was having a boy, but she had a girl.


feedmenow Tue 19-Aug-08 13:52:04

Right x 3.

I think they are usually more reluctant to say 100% if it's a girl, but I think if they say it's a boy you can be pretty confident it's a boy!

PetitFilou1 Tue 19-Aug-08 14:04:40

I think it is pretty unlikely to be a girl if they've said it was a boy.

Right both previous times with mine, about to find out if right with dc3 but would be very surprised if not as dh saw the willy at 13 weeks let alone at 21!

slinkiemalinki Tue 19-Aug-08 14:10:25

Boy at 12 weeks, 17 weeks, 22 weeks and 34 so I am pretty confident!

babblington Tue 19-Aug-08 14:25:30

my next door neighbour was told she was having a boy only to be delighted with a baby girl, hence the reason I'm a little cautious!

PortAndLemon Tue 19-Aug-08 14:30:49

Right with both of mine. I think 20 week scans are somewhere between 95% and 99% accurate.

Heartmum2Jamie Tue 19-Aug-08 14:33:56

Right with ds1 & ds2 and I have been told this bay is also a boy and I have seen the "goods" for myself on 2 seperate scans. I will still get them to check again in 2 weeks for a growth scan.

DisplacementActivity Tue 19-Aug-08 14:34:06

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zoejeanne Tue 19-Aug-08 15:47:15

My midwife told me last week that there's just been a baby born in our area that was wrongly sexed at the scan - but it's the first she's seen, so as a proportion of all the babies she's ever tended to I guess the risk is very low

babblington Tue 19-Aug-08 20:58:31

bumping for the evening crowd...

artichokes Tue 19-Aug-08 21:03:00

My SiL is a midwife and reckons in all her years on the job (many) she has only ever seen one woman have a child of a different gender than she was told at the scan.

yomellamoHelly Tue 19-Aug-08 21:06:16

Right x2

earthpixie Tue 19-Aug-08 21:06:59

They got my DS right.

Nappyzoneneedssleep Tue 19-Aug-08 21:10:49

right with both mine - a dd and a ds

BigBadMousey Tue 19-Aug-08 21:12:14

3/3 correct.

DS was spotted at 11wks gestation shock

DisenchantedPlusBump Tue 19-Aug-08 21:13:43

3/3 correct... or so i hope,

they were right with both my sons,

and both my 17 week and 21 week scans with this bump say girl, i have another on Tuesday so I will get them to confirm it one more time wink

Miggins Tue 19-Aug-08 21:21:53

I was told at 20 week scan that we were having a girl. 9 months later a beautiful baby boy arrived to our great surprise. It can happen!!

babblington Tue 19-Aug-08 22:40:30

very long gestation then Miggins!

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