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20 Week Scan - Sex Determination

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Jo333 Tue 01-Sep-09 20:58:51


I went for my 20 week scan today (I am 20 weeks and 2 days) and was told that they are 70% sure I am having a girl.
When I asked the sonographer if we could find out the sex she said 'maybe but I may not be able to tell'. I was under the impression it was pretty obvious by 20 weeks. When I had my first child they were pretty definate at telling me she was a girl and I was kind of expecting the same thing to happen this time round My scans have been at different hospitals - Im not sure if this makes a difference.
I was in there for ages as she couldnt get the baby to get in the right position for a profile shot of its face so would have thought as we were there for so long she would have had more opportunity to assess what I was having. At the end when I asked her what I was having she said 'I didnt see any boy bits, Id say I am 70% sure its a girl but dont buy any dresses as I am not sure'!.
Whilst I am obviously thrilled that the baby appears healthy and normal, I am a little disappointed at not having a more definate answer. I dont want to get excited about having a girl only to have a boy or vice versa!
Has anyone else had experience of these kind of statistics? What was the outcome?

LuluMaman Tue 01-Sep-09 21:03:08

the baby might not have been in a great position to see the gender well enough

IME, when a sonographer is sure, they will tell you and vice versa

I would hang fire on buying pink, TBH.

if you are very keen to know, i would pay for a private scan

I had a boy and a girl, and was told with absolute certainty both times what i was having

did you ask her before or during the scan to find out the gender?

Jo333 Tue 01-Sep-09 21:08:02

I asked her before we went in for the scan. Yeah like you say when they are really sure they say so as they did with my first!

LuluMaman Tue 01-Sep-09 21:20:37

in that case, she probably could not tell you with any more accuracy than 70 %

if she had to spend more time on the baby;s face etc. then won;t have had more time to look at it's bits & bobs

Jo333 Wed 02-Sep-09 10:54:27

I have just booked a private scan for the 12th September, cannot wait to know one way or the other!

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