From the article: Could the ultrasound be wrong about baby's sex?
Ultrasound is used to determine if your baby is a boy or girl in pregnancy. Parents rely on these answers, but sometimes they are wrong. One study showed that women who experienced the wrong gender assignment had conflicts in their marriage and even domestic violence. While this is extreme, you can imagine that there is sadness and shock. Have you experienced this? How did you find out they were wrong? And what happened after that? How long did it take to come to terms with it? Share Your Experience
- With my 3 kids I correctly guessed their gender. This one I thought was a girl but at my scan at 17wks dr said 99% boy. Have to go back to confirm in 2 days!
- —Guest Annie
- I have a 3 y/o son and expecting our 2nd child. My hubby & I didn't really have a preference as to gender & just always wanted a healthy baby. At 18 weeks, we had our baby "measured" which was the same time we were told that we're expecting a girl! It was great news since our families both wanted a girl. Then I went again for an ultrasound at 24 weeks and the baby is no doubt a boy. I'm not sure why ultraspund techs would try to make determinations when it's too early to tell. Sometimes it's better to exercise the good ol' method of having the patients wait to be sure. We are happy either way, but now we have to break the news to our son and have him get used to saying "baby brother" instead of him referring to my belly as "baby sister".
- —Guest Lala
- We had an ultrasound at 18 weeks and they said it was pretty obvious what it was. We had a gender reveal party and found out it was a girl. I was elated as this is what i wanted. At my 21 week 6 days scan they say no its pretty obvious its a boy. I was pretty devastated because i thought i was getting my girl. I dont know what to believe and at this point i wont believe it till i see it when its born!!!
- —Guest Lisa
- Was told at my anatomy scan (19+4 weeks) that I was having twin boys. Consultant is very experienced (30+ years) and said she was almost 100% sure. At 25+4 I went for a 3d scan and plain as day saw girly bits for one of the twins so am now having a boy and a girl. I don't mind as I've a girl already but found it strange getting my head around it after 6 weeks of thinking I was having two sons. Of course I'm still thrilled. I have read stories online since where a girl may have her thumb down there causing some confusion on a 2d scan.
- —Guest Anon
- With my 1st child, a sonographer said that baby was 'probably' a girl. At 21 weeks she confirmed that yes, its a girl. But for some reason I just knew it was a boy. So we picked a girls name, but I had a boys name in my head, and told everyone to not buy pink clothes because baby was a boy....needless to say, they all thought I was crazy. Had another scan at 34 weeks and, once again, was told I was having a little girl. I still refused to believe it, I KNEW I was having a boy and was proved right when my beautiful son was born. I didn't ask the gender of my second child lol
- —Guest shell
- i am 14 weeks pregnant and told that i have a baby girl but i feel like i am carrying a boy, the doctor said 95% it is a girl as hi din t see a penis up i don t know for sure the heart bet was 150 hoping is a boy...
- —Guest faith
- I went for an u/s at 14 weeks 3 days and the Dr said it was a girl. Then at 16 weeks 3 days They said boy. I don't know what to believe even though I was hoping for a girl after having 4 boys. This is my 5th pregnancy and I really want a girl. Next weeks I'm going for another u/s. Lets see what they say now. :)
- —Guest gloria
boy or girl
- In my first pregnancy i was told up to the end of the fifth month that i was expecting a baby girl, and 2 months down the road they told us its a boy. The shock was big and i can state that i was really disappointed although in the beginning i wanted a boy. I think once you have an expectation its harder to change it then. This time i am again pregnant and now they told us its a boy in the first ultrasound. My husband was so disappointed since he wanted a girl, and is still hoping that they made a mistake which i find barely possible..
- —Guest bo
- It seem the people who have the most problem have ultrasounds WAY too early 12-17, no way would I go by what they guess. You need to wait until at least 20weeks for a more 95% answer. I go for my ultrasound tomorrow. I was worried reading at first but I think my ob/gyn will be correct as I'm at 20week and hes experienced. Also, dont take all those stupid wives tales, gender predicters over an expert.
- —Guest Jasmine
- I lost my little boy last year 25nov 2012 in the age of 3 nd 1/2 years old,,I hav another son who is 8 at the min,,I am 27 week now on 23 weeks I had scan and Dr said its a girl but I was hoping 4 boy I am having scans in fetal medicine coz they put me on high risk, last week I had my scan on 26 weeks nd Dr conform its a Definatily a girl I cried a lot coz I always dreaming abt my lost boy since I got pegnant again: I always wanted a girl after my 2 boys but now I am still hoping 4 boy anycase drs get wrong nd got another boy:
- —Guest sarah
Thinking i'm pregnant
- Sonar showed blank but i can feel my baby moving.how is that possible?help
- —Guest Charmaine
Boy or girl?
- I am now 30 weeks prego. I went for my first ultra sound at 6weeks and the babies heart rate was 120. my daughter's heart rate was never that low.i thought maybe its a boy. what we were hoping for. throughout my pregnancy the heart rate went up to 170 at its highest and then dropped to 150s and was 137 at my last apt. the doc told me at 12 wks he thought girl, then the tech at 20 weeks said she agreed a girl. for some reason this pregnancy has felt so different from my daughters.maybe its jsut because we wanted a boy this time around. i carry diff,eat diff, and my daughters heart rate was never below 150s. iam having the doc do one more ultra sound at 34 weeks to make sure of a girl before we have my shower. also all the gender test i have tried.like the predictor calendar,baking soda test,drano test, ring and thread, they have all said boy. please share anything on what you think. also i have had dreams this whole pregnancy that iam having a boy. iam so confused.
- —Guest Hilary
how can i be wrong
- with my 1st i new it was a boy (mother instict)2nd ultra sound said its a boy 1st almost 40 weeks it says a girl now my 3rd i am so sure its a boy at 6 months ultra sound says its a girl?but at 20 weeks i saw a boy thing and still feel like a boy i look like my 1st pregnancy really what must i believe?
- —Guest tf naledzi
Hoping for a girl
- I went for my 16 weeks ultrasound,the doctor said it was a girl but Im hoping for a boy because I have a girl already.im going fOr my 20 weeks next time.holding thumbs for a boy.
- —Guest Lesedi
I just don't know...
- We had a 16 week "gender" reveal ultrasound and followed with a "gender" reveal party with friends and family... at that time we were having a girl (Ellie). At my 20 week ultrasound we discovered that she was a "he".... I'm certainly not "disappointed" - I want a happy healthy baby regardless. But, I'm struggling b/c I feel like I've lost my baby girl. It's especially hard when friends and family say things like "aww so sad I really wanted you to have a girl". I'm thinking therapy is in my future.
- —Guest Mary Beth
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