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Ultrasound baby sex confusion?!?! Shannee Due October 5; 2 kids; Calgary, Alberta 145 posts
25th Apr '13

So I went for an emergency US today because my doc couldn't find baby's heartbeat during my appt yesterday. At the appt I asked her what baby was because she said "he" is moving a lot, so I asked is it a boy? And she's like no I'm don't know I just always say boy so she kept doing her thing and then went over the legs and I didn't see any long nub then she went near the side of the baby and she's like oh maybe it's a boy does that look like a p***s to you and I couldn't really tell? And she's like you know I think that may be the umbilical cord I'm really not sure it's to early to tell. When you get your 19 week US they will be able to tell you....like wtf?!?! How do you not know? Has his ever happens to anybody?

* ash + chad Due October 1 (boy); 33 kids; Ohio 69 posts
25th Apr '13

How far along are you? It could be the umbilical cord and way to early to tell

MunchkinWrangler 4 kids; Rīga, Latvia 46840 posts
25th Apr '13

Depending how far along you are, it's probably just way too early to tell.

Yurvette [♥] 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Hyrule Castle, LZ, San Marino 36500 posts
25th Apr '13

You are 16 weeks. It can still be unclear. You have 3 more weeks until your 19 week US.

* ash + chad Due October 1 (boy); 33 kids; Ohio 69 posts
25th Apr '13
Quoting Shannee:" So I went for an emergency US today because my doc couldn't find baby's heartbeat during my appt yesterday. ... [snip!] ... you get your 19 week US they will be able to tell you....like wtf?!?! How do you not know? Has his ever happens to anybody?"

Okay i see your due October 8th. its not too soon to tell. i found out its a boy this week and im 17 weeks.

Shannee Due October 5; 2 kids; Calgary, Alberta 145 posts
25th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting * ash + chad:</b>" Okay i see your due October 8th. its not too soon to tell. i found out its a boy this week and im 17 weeks."</blockquote>




Yeah I agree! But she seemed so unsure.

I'm me 4 kids; Kentucky 3109 posts
25th Apr '13

until about 16 wks there is a "nub" and the direction of the angle of the nub can help guess gender. She probably didn't see clear enough to tell so she didn't want to get your hopes up anout the gender.

SR ♥ 1 child; V, AR, United States 7869 posts
25th Apr '13
Quoting Shannee:" <blockquote><b>Quoting * ash + chad:</b>" Okay i see your due October 8th. its not ... [snip!] ... soon to tell. i found out its a boy this week and im 17 weeks."</blockquote> Yeah I agree! But she seemed so unsure."


Babies can be in weird positions at 20 weeks or more and you won't be able to tell. Obviously the ER ultrasound technician isn't used for telling gender, so it's probably not something she's used to doing. I found out at 17 weeks via elective ultrasound.

user banned Due November 7 (boy); 1 child; Dayton, Ohio 26853 posts
25th Apr '13

She wasn't giving you an ultrasound to tell you the gender. Therefore she didn't spend enough time looking to tell you what you were having.



You'll have to wait.

tinana+2 TTC since Nov 2013; 2 kids; Staten Island, NY, United States 29599 posts
25th Apr '13

Sometimes they just cannot see. The baby's legs might be in the way, the cord might be in the way, the genitals might just not be prominent enough. Wouldn't you rather a little bit more of an accurate guess, anyway?

the BEAST Wisconsin 15638 posts
25th Apr '13

She may have been able to tell but couldn't tell you. That's how my hospital is

loser mom 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Oslo, ,, Norway 10849 posts
25th Apr '13
Quoting clay matthews:" She may have been able to tell but couldn't tell you. That's how my hospital is"


You're not allowed to know the sex of your baby?

tinana+2 TTC since Nov 2013; 2 kids; Staten Island, NY, United States 29599 posts
25th Apr '13
Quoting loser mom:" You're not allowed to know the sex of your baby?"


If a tech did the u/s, they aren't technically supposed to tell you because it's considered a test result. They usually are supposed to just pass along the information to the doctor.

loser mom 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Oslo, ,, Norway 10849 posts
25th Apr '13
Quoting tinana+2:" If a tech did the u/s, they aren't technically supposed to tell you because it's considered a test result. They usually are supposed to just pass along the information to the doctor. "


Ohhh, I see.



When I went for a u/s, the first thing the tech asked me was if I wanted to know the sex of the baby. :lol:

tinana+2 TTC since Nov 2013; 2 kids; Staten Island, NY, United States 29599 posts
25th Apr '13
Quoting loser mom:" Ohhh, I see. When I went for a u/s, the first thing the tech asked me was if I wanted to know the sex of the baby. :lol: "


Yeah around here they just will tell you too, as far as I know. It probably depends on the ordering OB/GYN. I'm sure some of them are douches about it. The ones I work with and have dealt with for myself don't care.