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#1 miss-petal

Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:45 AM

Hey ladies,
So I had my NT scan yesterday at a very reputable clinic on the Gold Coast. As we walked on the tech asked us if we wanted to find out the gender while we were there. I was suprised that they could do this but she said that they are 70% accurate this early on.

We decided to have her tell us what she thought (girl!) and she said if she was allowed to say 99% this early she would, that's how certain she was.

My question: how much credence would you give to a US tech giving you the gender this early? I'm not going to rush out and buy pink everything, but I don't know wether to take it as just a guess or to start thinking that it will probably be a little pink one

#2 frizzle

Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:48 AM

Ours told us at the 12 week scan too. He also said 70% certain it's a girl. From our 20 week scan it looks very much like a girl or it will be a very disappointed boy lol. At the 20 week scan she got a perfect view up between the babies legs and you could see the labia very clearly. I am due in a few weeks so we will confirm it all then. I did go buy pink after the 20 week scan original.gif

#3 Natttmumm

Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:51 AM

I think I would trust that but mentally wait until the 20 week scan. I wouldn't be buying much at that point anyway as there is still a while to go.
Good luck.

#4 Lucla

Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:53 AM

I was told at my 12 week US that it is 70% chance of being a girl also. I have my 20 week scan in another week and a half and am very keen to find out if it is a girl.

#5 HRH Countrymel

Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:03 AM

One of my cousins had a very closely monitored pregnancy (due to a previous very prem. birth) and was told all the way through it was a girl.

Not only was he not a girl but he also had one of the biggest baby boy penis ever seen...

#6 ScarfaceClaw

Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:16 AM

We were told boy, and he was a boy, from the 12w scan.

A friend was told boy, but the penis had fallen off by 20w.... and it's most definitely a she!

I'd be reasonable confident, but not decorate the nursery, and name her just yet..

#7 erindiv

Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:24 AM

I wouldn't be confident at all. I have heard pretty much 50/50 right wrong. I know this hasn't been the case in proper studies, but it's much like the 99% effectiveness of the OCP and the number of friends I've had who have become pregnant whilst taking the pill perfectly Tounge1.gif

I would take it with a grain of salt and wait for the 20 week scan.

#8 lozoodle

Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:53 AM

I would take it with a grain of salt. My friend had a "very experienced" sonographer tell her the sex at 12 weeks, and was told the opposite at the morph scan.

#9 Koobie83

Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:05 AM

I would have thought at 12 weeks the genitals still have a lot of developing to do. Girls can look like boys, boys can look like girls. It's so early. And the odds of picking the right one are pretty good! Can you imagine betting on the Melbourne Cup with those sorts of odds? It's either going to be a girl or a boy.. take your pick!

#10 Soontobegran

Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:11 AM

I sort of wish that they didn't make any inference to gender at 12 weeks. There are as many mistakes as there are correct predictions.

#11 Jeyamoo

Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:19 AM

At 12wks we were told DS was a girl. original.gif

#12 miss-petal

Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:32 AM

Thanks for your replies! Pretty much confirmed what I was thinking, will not be going out and stocking up on pink just yet! might give my DP some hope too as he was praying for a boy! I guess we'll have to wait a few more months to be (semi)sure!

#13 bubmakes3

Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:43 AM

My friends were told their identical twins are girls at their 12 week scan. She has been having regular scans (IVF babies and previous prem birth) since then and they still say girls - think she is about 18ish weeks now.
They were hoping for boys as already have a DD so I guess there is always the chance they could still get them - I haven't bought anything for them yet just in case!

#14 VeritasVinum

Posted 31 January 2013 - 12:02 PM

Having the OB head of OB scanning from a teaching hospital (I saw them privately for the scan) say 100% positive a boy at 12wks..... Only to be told at 20wks 8 was having a girl (which 8 did) puts me off relying on the 12wk scan.

Yes I know those who had correct 12wk scan predictions, but I would rather toss a coin now.

#15 jemsoli

Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:26 PM

i was told 70% sure of bubba being a boy at our 12 week scan (the tech said it is either a boy or a well endowed girl) i wish we werent told anything because i then couldnt stop thinking about it, i was obsessive to the point i HAD to waste $100 getting a gender scan done at 16 weeks. we were told at 16 weeks that it is 110% a boy. have some pretty obvious shots too.

that said, i STILL dont completely believe it and will be waiting til 20 week scan before i chuck the receipts for the handful of boys clothes i have bought.

THIS is an interesting website showing you how similar babies look early on. it can be really easy to get it wrong, especially as early as 12 weeks.

#16 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:37 PM

With my first pregnancy I was told by an experienced sonographer that based on nub theory she was 80% sure it was a girl. He isn't a girl at all.

With this current pregnancy I didn't even bother asking, but had a gender scan at 16 weeks and was tod girl and I still don't believe it.

I wouldn't be confident with a guess at 12 weeks, it really is a 50/50 shot.

#17 EssentialBludger

Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:39 PM

I was told she was 90% sure it was a girl at 13 weeks.

I had a boy lol.

#18 ednaboo

Posted 01 February 2013 - 07:27 PM

I was told baby #3 looked like a girl at the 12 week scan.  At 20 weeks it was obvious it was a boy.

#19 MZER

Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:16 PM

I was told at 12wk scan it looked boyish

Paid for 16 week gender scan got told Girl

20 week Scan - Presented as a Boy!

Have had a 4d scan since then and another 2d provided by Gender place as they got it wrong... And his still a little man....

No more children for me but i would wait till 20 weeks if i was in same position.

I really wanted to know as we have 2 girls already

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