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Sonographer guessed a boy at our 12w 4d scan, do you agree?
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#1 Littlecubbies

Posted 21 February 2013 - 02:47 AM

Hello! I'm not sure if you can tell from this sonogram photo because I have no idea what I'm looking at lol, but I was just curious if anyone agreed or disagreed with the boy guess! I know that 12 w is early to tell so I'm not painting any rooms blue, but now I am super curious! biggrin.gif Thanks!!


IMG_7650 by littlecubbies, on Flickr


IMG_7649 by littlecubbies, on Flickr

Edited by Littlecubbies, 21 February 2013 - 03:22 AM.


#2 Lauren Bell

Posted 21 February 2013 - 05:01 AM

First of all, did she just come out and say "I think it's a boy" or did you ask her to guess?

From what I've heard, it's obvious when there's a boy on the screen, and can be told earlier on. I doubt she would have guessed a boy if she wasn't pretty sure.

I'm not the best help coz I have no idea but if a sonographer guessed at my 12w scan that I was having a boy I'd be believing it was a boy..

Congrats xx

#3 Agnodice the Feral

Posted 21 February 2013 - 05:37 AM

They've done studies on this.

Across the board, accuracy at 12 weeks is about 52% - so marginally higher than just guessing! Some sonographers will obviously be better than others, but even still I wouldn't pay it too much attention!

That long white thing is probably the cord.

#4 copham

Posted 21 February 2013 - 05:48 AM

Also remember all babies have a nub at the beginning which can identify wrongly as being a boy. I wouldn't be holding my breath that they were correct just yet. It's hard to tell with 12 week scans because of the nub id be waiting until 20 weeks.

#5 mummy2Rj

Posted 21 February 2013 - 05:50 AM

Our sonographer 'guessed' boy at 12 weeks too, our DAUGHTER is now 6.  biggrin.gif biggrin.gif

#6 belsy

Posted 21 February 2013 - 06:02 AM

My sonographer said boy at 12 weeks and was right.

#7 jemsoli

Posted 21 February 2013 - 06:05 AM

our sonographer guessed 65% boy at 12w3d. it was christmas eve and we asked expecting to be shot down like we were at 12 weeks with the girls, but she must have been feeling charitable. she didnt guess from the nub, she actually went in for the potty shot and was looking at the shadows or whatever on the genitals. apparently they have to guess sometimes for a particular genetic disorder.

so after hearing this i seriously sent myself crazy trying to find other images that looked like ours and booked in for a gender scan at 16+1. gender scan said boy. then we had our morph scan last week. no doubt about it now, definately a boy!

i think take any guess made at 12 weeks with a grain of salt. it really is too early to be certain about anything

#8 Koobie83

Posted 21 February 2013 - 06:06 AM

Well it's still pretty much a 50/50 guess. That's way too early to tell I think.

#9 DEVOCEAN

Posted 21 February 2013 - 06:18 AM

To me, that little pokey outy white thing looks like the cord.

#10 Littlecubbies

Posted 21 February 2013 - 06:29 AM

Thanks everyone!! When I went in for the sonogram the sonographer kept accidentally saying "he"... "He is really moving" - "he looks great." Etc.
I said "I am so sorry, but do you know the sex of the baby? We are going to find out anyways so it's ok to tell me!" That's when she said she doesn't like to say because it is so early, but that she would be surprised of it wasn't a boy. She then asked me to make sure she did my 20 week sonogram. Probably to see if she was right lol!
It's so funny... I never cared with our first 2, but her guessing is making me crazy to find out haha! Thanks again!!

#11 IsolaBella

Posted 21 February 2013 - 06:45 AM

QUOTE (mummy2Rj @ 21/02/2013, 06:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Our sonographer 'guessed' boy at 12 weeks too, our DAUGHTER is now 6.  biggrin.gif biggrin.gif


Mine is now 3. I was told 100% certainty boy. Sonographer was OB specialised in Sonography who was also head of sonography at teaching hospital.



#12 Kay1

Posted 21 February 2013 - 06:54 AM

We were told "probably a boy" at 12 weeks and my research at the time indicated that it was about 80% accurate, if made by the angle of the nub. Our baby's nub was very clear and the angle was large. We did indeed have a boy.

Edited by Kay1, 21 February 2013 - 06:57 AM.


#13 lozoodle

Posted 21 February 2013 - 07:31 AM

The angle of that nub looks girly to me

#14 Soontobegran

Posted 21 February 2013 - 08:45 AM

Not a fan of making the call at 12 weeks at all because we are talking about a baby which is about 4.5cms long so you can imagine the actual size of the genitals. I have seen a 12 week foetus and it is very hard to tell even with the naked eye at that gestation HOWEVER if I was to take a shot at this little one I would say that is more likely to be a girl by the angle of the dangle.

It is a healthy looking baby OP, congratulations.

Edited by soontobegran, 22 February 2013 - 10:15 PM.


#15 Nut

Posted 22 February 2013 - 10:12 PM

Actually I think that looks more like a girlie nub.

#16 libbylu

Posted 22 February 2013 - 10:28 PM

Our sonographer said he was 90% certain our new bub was a boy at the 12 weeks scan, and sure enough - he is!  I think sometimes it can be clearer than others.

If you type in 'genital nub 12 weeks' into google images you will get lots of pictures showing you what a girl or boy might look like, but often the angle is kind of intermediate, so it is too hard to tell.

ETA - I don't know if that is the nub you can see in your pictures anyway - looks like the cord higher up and a leg down below..... I am certainly no expert though!

Edited by libbylu, 22 February 2013 - 10:30 PM.


#17 Kitty Fantastico

Posted 22 February 2013 - 10:35 PM

QUOTE (Nut @ 22/02/2013, 11:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Actually I think that looks more like a girlie nub.



I agree. If you google 12 week gender/ultrasound photos, it looks like a little girl. Girl's nubs are generally parallel to the spine, but boys' nubs are 45 degrees or greater from the spine.

#18 Cooperdoo

Posted 23 February 2013 - 12:18 PM

I've looked at a lot of nub pictures. And I can't see a nub in either of those photos.




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