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#1 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:34 PM

I had an early gender scan today and the sonographer was confident saying go out and buy x coloured clothes and that she was 99% sure of the gender despite a bit of cord in the way.

Would you be happy with that or wait until the morph scan to be sure?

#2 R2B2

Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:37 PM

I'd be more likely to trust them if they said boy.

either way, I wouldn't be in too much of a hurry to rush out and go colour crazy until the baby is born! wink.gif

#3 Soontobegran

Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:38 PM

Confident because I was about that sure after seeing your NT scan original.gif

#4 mamma bear

Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:38 PM

I would trust the sonographer. . . .
But if your having a 20 week scan there is no harm in waiting if you have doubts.

#5 Duck-o-lah

Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:45 AM

As pp's said, more confident if they said 'boy'.
I'm a synic, I know several people who were told 99% they were having an 'x' who had a 'y'. I was told I was having a girl, but I've only bought 1 pink suit!

#6 busy_bee

Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:49 AM

No sonographer should say 100% sure anyway.....there is always a margin of error in US

No sonographer should say 100% sure anyway.....there is always a margin of error in US

#7 Fr0g

Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:53 AM

QUOTE (busy_bee @ 26/01/2013, 07:19 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
No sonographer should say 100% sure anyway.....there is always a margin of error in US


I would trust a '99%' from the Sonographer for the reason busy_bee gave.




#8 wish*upon*a*star

Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:59 AM

I did and he was right

#9 MrsLexiK

Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:01 AM

I wouldn't but then I wouldn't trust it at the NT either, there was a thread a few weeks or days ago about a members baby girl being born. They were told it was defiantly going to be a boy.

#10 Bubblicious

Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:03 AM

I was told 90% chance girl, and I had a girl. I didn't go crazy buying pink stuff and did ask for confirmation at each ultrasound after, but DD became modest and wouldn't show me again lol

Edited by Kenzi_Bubble, 26 January 2013 - 07:05 AM.


#11 Sunny003

Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:10 AM

LOL
I will never trust them again.

We were told we were expecting a boy. Two technicians, both at the same time, 1 apparently also an OB and 'very good at this'.

DD was born 20 weeks later, much to our surprise!

ETA: they didn't give us a % of accuracy, but they both straight out said boy! At the same time. We gathered they felt 100% sure.

Edited by Sunny003, 26 January 2013 - 07:12 AM.


#12 lactasticmama

Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:12 AM

Yeah I would original.gif Though I would hold off till the 20wk scan to check again.

#13 Bart.

Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:22 AM

In my case, it was very clear because I was able to get photos of both their penises. With DS2, even a novice could look at the side-on picture and see it was a boy!  I think it depends on the angle of the baby and the quality of the machine.

#14 Soontobegran

Posted 26 January 2013 - 08:30 AM

QUOTE (MrsLexiK @ 26/01/2013, 08:01 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I wouldn't but then I wouldn't trust it at the NT either, there was a thread a few weeks or days ago about a members baby girl being born. They were told it was defiantly going to be a boy.


Would never ever trust an NT or a nub guess at 12 weeks. Visually little girls and boys bits and pieces are very similar until after 13 weeks or so.



#15 Cranky Kitten

Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:24 AM

I was the same as Bart - I picked DS as a boy before the sonographer even said anything because he just about full on flashed us the second it flashed up on screen. Girls are a bit trickier original.gif

I'd wait until the morph scan.

#16 Missy3686

Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:55 AM

I had an early gender scan and she was positive it was a boy, then at the morph scan, she was pretty sure it's a boy, but she seemed a bit more cautious though.

we have a 3d scan next week, where i'm hoping they will confirm boy, because otherwise I'm screwed - he's been named and i feel like we've bonded more because of it.

#17 Aruneh

Posted 26 January 2013 - 10:02 AM

No, at our 20 week scan, the lady said %99 girl. Then the scan was over but for some reason she needed to check something else. While she was busy checking for something else she finds out that baby is really a boy...%100sure she says.

So, I wouldn't %100  trust what they say.

Edited by Aruneh, 26 January 2013 - 10:03 AM.


#18 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 26 January 2013 - 10:06 AM

Thanks everyone. I will wait to see what they say at the morph scan.

Oh well at least I get my money back if they are wrong from the 16 week scan!

#19 Soontobegran

Posted 26 January 2013 - 11:55 AM

They offer a refund if wrong? That speaks well for their prediction success original.gif

These places that do gender scans as a specialty are very reliable, it is what they do day in and day out.

#20 Wildence

Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:32 PM

i would!

however we are getting one more US done in the next 2 weeks, so will confirm for sure!


#21 lozoodle

Posted 27 January 2013 - 08:36 AM

Yep i would, but dont shop til your morph scan just in case. original.gif

#22 Natttmumm

Posted 27 January 2013 - 08:42 AM

99 is pretty sure. So yes I would. I probably wouldn't buy much at this point though.


#23 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 27 January 2013 - 12:25 PM

I've already gone nuts and bought heaps, couldn't resist but at least I can sell it on if it's wrong.

I guess I'm just in shock and can't believe it. Lol

#24 trebambinibelli

Posted 27 January 2013 - 12:31 PM

Really, the sonographer is 99% sure of their opinion, not the reality.  You truly only know that once the baby is born or you have genetic testing.  They are probably right however you can't pin all your hopes on someone's opinion no matter how experienced they are.  There have been too many stories where sonographers have said yep definitely x gender and then bub is y

#25 MrsLexiK

Posted 27 January 2013 - 12:41 PM

QUOTE (soontobegran @ 26/01/2013, 09:30 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Would never ever trust an NT or a nub guess at 12 weeks. Visually little girls and boys bits and pieces are very similar until after 13 weeks or so.


Sorry I meant morph scan. And the poster I was referring to posted original.gif she's not the only one I have heard if that happening, so I wouldn't trust what I saw or was told to be 100% anyway.




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