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we couldnt find out the gender Due 12th March :) Due March 11 (boy); Londonderry, United Kingdom 218 posts
9th Nov '12

I was up two weeks ago for my 20 week scan and too try and find out what sex my baby was I was so excited when we got there but the baby had its legs crossed and was laying with its back to us and we were informed the placenta was too the front, i have heard when this happens the nurse is supposed to get you to move around and lay different ways but no my nurse simply said that we would have to wait to our 36 week scan to find out i was so disappointed and also quite annoyed when i heard this my friend went up today and her baby was laying the same way and she had a doctor and he told her to come back in two weeks time as they couldn't take measurements properly obviously not annoyed at my friend but annoyed at the nurse who done my scan as i feel she didn't put any effort into trying to find out for us has this happened to any one else??

Mama Bear3 Due March 28 (boy); 19 kids; Fort Knox, Kentucky 1467 posts
9th Nov '12

Hasn't happened to me, but I would call your OB and explain that you would like to get another scan before 36 weeks. Have you thought about going to a private ultrasound place?

Mrs cree Due November 23; 33 kids; Ontario 1907 posts
9th Nov '12

I think baby's measurements are far more important than finding out the gender so I can understand why your friends is in two weeks and you have to wait longer sorry

bloopbloop♥ 1 child; Illinois 13682 posts
9th Nov '12

Taking babies measurements is more important that finding out the gender. Sorry. :( Maybe go pay for an ultrasound?

Nikki+2 2 kids; Colorado Springs, Colorado 11265 posts
9th Nov '12

It hasn't happened to me but I'm sorry. Maybe you could pay for an elective 3D scan?

Mommy to 3 boys & 1 girl 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Sidney, Ohio 7764 posts
9th Nov '12

At my 20 week scan with this baby the legs were crossed and the tech tried everything she could to get them to open but baby refused. She didn't schedule me another ultrasound she told me to talk to my OB about an in office ultrasound. So I asked my OB and she did an ultrasound at her office and we found out we are having a girl. If I were you I'd talk to my OB about it. You could always go and pay to have an ultrasound done also. Good luck :)

Leash25 2 kids; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1577 posts
status 9th Nov '12

with my son his legs were crossed and folded! but the tech did get me to walk around the room to move hm around!!! sorry but at least you will get another scan. they didnt give me anymore after that one. if you dont want to wait you can go to a private place and just have a gender check.

Due 12th March :) Due March 11 (boy); Londonderry, United Kingdom 218 posts
9th Nov '12
Quoting Mama Bear3:" Hasn't happened to me, but I would call your OB and explain that you would like to get another scan before 36 weeks. Have you thought about going to a private ultrasound place?"

yeah i have looked into it but it costs 240 i cant afford that i am on a tight budget at the moment i am up too see my midwife in 3 weeks time i will maybe just explain to her that i was not happy about the way it was done

Due 12th March :) Due March 11 (boy); Londonderry, United Kingdom 218 posts
9th Nov '12
Quoting Mrs cree:" I think baby's measurements are far more important than finding out the gender so I can understand why your friends is in two weeks and you have to wait longer sorry"

Yeah of course the baby's measurements are way more important but i don't see how they got the right measurements from my baby when they were laying the exact same way

Due 12th March :) Due March 11 (boy); Londonderry, United Kingdom 218 posts
9th Nov '12
Quoting bloopbloop♥
Due 12th March :) Due March 11 (boy); Londonderry, United Kingdom 218 posts
9th Nov '12
Quoting Maddie♡Alex:" It hasn't happened to me but I'm sorry. Maybe you could pay for an elective 3D scan?"


its 240 pound i cant afford that :(

Nikki+2 2 kids; Colorado Springs, Colorado 11265 posts
9th Nov '12
Quoting Due 12th March :):" its 240 pound i cant afford that :("


Yeah that does seem like a lot, sorry :( I hope your OB can work with you and maybe squeeze in a scan before 36 weeks.

Due 12th March :) Due March 11 (boy); Londonderry, United Kingdom 218 posts
9th Nov '12
Quoting Mommy to 3 boys & 1 girl:" At my 20 week scan with this baby the legs were crossed and the tech tried everything she could to get ... [snip!] ... a girl. If I were you I'd talk to my OB about it. You could always go and pay to have an ultrasound done also. Good luck :)"

This is going to sound really stupid but whats a OB?? I have an appointment with my midwife in 3 weeks time so i am going to say to her to see if she can help, i cant afford to pay for one as its 240 pound and i am on a tight budget at the moment :(

Mommy to 3 boys & 1 girl 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Sidney, Ohio 7764 posts
9th Nov '12
Quoting Due 12th March :):" This is going to sound really stupid but whats a OB?? I have an appointment with my midwife in 3 weeks ... [snip!] ... to say to her to see if she can help, i cant afford to pay for one as its 240 pound and i am on a tight budget at the moment :("

An OB is the doctor that will deliver my baby. I bet your midwife will work with you and figure something out.

Due 12th March :) Due March 11 (boy); Londonderry, United Kingdom 218 posts
9th Nov '12
Quoting Leash25:" with my son his legs were crossed and folded! but the tech did get me to walk around the room to move ... [snip!] ... they didnt give me anymore after that one. if you dont want to wait you can go to a private place and just have a gender check."

Yeah i have heard a lot of people say that they were asked to lay on their sides and walk around for a while but i wasn't asked to do none of this :( i felt like she did not put in the effort at all. Yeah i am having another one at 36 weeks that's not until February feels like so long away and its not long until i am due after that i have looked into going to a private place but it costs 240 pound that is way outta my budget :(