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3 lines = a girl? Maybe? U/S today 16 weeks. Please advise.

Posted by on Nov. 17, 2009 at 11:57 PM
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Hello ladies.


I had an ultrasound today and the tech said she thought but wasn't certain that I was having a girl (of course I'm thrilled! :) ) She kept saying that she could see no penis from the front or back and did both an internal u/s and external. She also mentioned seeing 3 lines in the genital area, which made her think it was a girl. What do you guys think? does 3 lines and no penis mean a girl? I think so. I don't know why she wasn't sure then. I guess it's still early (I'm only 16 weeks). For those of you who had girls in the past, did you see 3 lines in the genital area for a girl?


Thanks!

toddler boyEthan Andrew 2-13-08

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mommy053008
by on Nov. 17, 2009 at 11:59 PM

yep still have the 3 lined ultrasound lol

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Marah2008
by Silver Member on Nov. 18, 2009 at 12:02 AM

Well yesterday I found out what I was having. I knew how to tell if it was a boy or a girl, and right when he put it on I could see the legs and I knew 3 lines meant a girl, he said see them 3 lines?? And I blurted its a girl!! before he could even say. lol. He said wow your good, your doing my job do you wanna do the rest and he chuckled, I had to go to a perinatal specialist for that ultrasound, so yep 3 lines=a girl! I was so excited!!

Sekzymexi
by on Nov. 18, 2009 at 12:02 AM

I think at 16 weeks its pretty sure on the gender..The genitals are completely formed at 12 weeks..The three lines was true with my daughter.

HMHUTSON
by on Nov. 18, 2009 at 12:03 AM

Just like a hamburger with my little girl! I had the three lines too :O) I find out what my second one is tommorow!

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treynolds
by on Nov. 18, 2009 at 12:06 AM

yes i had 3 lines and i had a baby girl on 10/29/09 :) good lucK!

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mommyto4kids07
by on Nov. 18, 2009 at 12:21 AM

yep! 16 weeks and 1 day and mine was deff a girl.. did you get pics???

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czshcecnc
by on Nov. 18, 2009 at 12:23 AM

Yes, 3 lines are a girl but if you have a toilet shot you can also see 3 lines for a boy(testicles).  Depends on the angle. I think it's harder to tell a girl. Boys are so obvious. I have 5 of each sex.They said the one in the belly is a boy. I was almost 13 weeks. They should definitely be able to tell at 16 wks. but some u/s tech's are better than other's.

Denise

aSoldierSWifE44
by on Nov. 18, 2009 at 12:37 AM

They told me girl on variuous US until my 2... I dont know if I was 21 or 23 weeks. But until that us they told me oh girl for sure.

Then on that one there was like a massive penis.... I can't figure out how they missed it so many times...

mnt_2_b_mommy
by on Nov. 18, 2009 at 12:39 AM

that's what I was gonna say! My u/s tech is an expert, literally. She works in genetics and high risk pregnancies and has been doing u/s for ever. She said the 3 lines is NOT a safe way to verify girl parts because it can also be testicles or cord depending on baby's position. She always looks for the "M" shape which is more accurate, and she said with girls you should be able to see their developing uterus depending on how far along you are. I was 21 weeks and she could clearly see the "M" and the uterus of the baby. I asked her about the 3 lines because my friend was told girl due to 3 lines, but she ended up having a boy. She had SO MUCH girl stuff from her baby shower!! Oops!!

Quoting czshcecnc:

Yes, 3 lines are a girl but if you have a toilet shot you can also see 3 lines for a boy(testicles).  Depends on the angle. I think it's harder to tell a girl. Boys are so obvious. I have 5 of each sex.They said the one in the belly is a boy. I was almost 13 weeks. They should definitely be able to tell at 16 wks. but some u/s tech's are better than other's.

Denise


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MANDY26325
by on Nov. 18, 2009 at 12:39 AM

Yes, but the only three pics she gave me were of the face and spine :(

Quoting mommyto4kids07:

yep! 16 weeks and 1 day and mine was deff a girl.. did you get pics???


toddler boyEthan Andrew 2-13-08

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Mommy to Ethan and Wife to Stephen

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