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How far along were you when..

Posted by on Jul. 12, 2010 at 10:18 PM
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How far along were you when you found out the sex of your baby? I was 18 weeks with dd who is now 2. I ask because I'm now 9 weeks with number 2 and have my 1st ultrasound the 28th which will make me 1 day shy of 12 weeks. Not sure why they've waited this long.. But they have and it will be a vaginal ultrasound. I had my first one done with dd at 8 weeks and they didn't do vaginal then but we weren't military then so I guess its just this hospitals procedures. Just curious as to how early some of you have found out the sex and it been accurate? Thanks ladies!!
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fcangel9
by on Jul. 12, 2010 at 10:19 PM
15w4d
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Megara
by on Jul. 12, 2010 at 10:20 PM

24 weeks with DD (had my first u/s at 14 weeks with her), and 20 weeks with this baby, and that was my first u/s.

AniyasMom
by on Jul. 12, 2010 at 10:20 PM

i was about 20 weeks with both of mine give or take a few weeks

mcclellanlass
by on Jul. 12, 2010 at 10:21 PM
19 weeks for us.
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shellie830
by on Jul. 12, 2010 at 10:22 PM

They told me this time @12 weeks, I'm hoping they're right I'll find out if they are Aug 13th! But with my son it was about 18 weeks as well..

sassyKween
by on Jul. 12, 2010 at 10:22 PM
15w2d
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iitzshelbyd
by on Jul. 12, 2010 at 10:25 PM
Oh also what is everyone having boy or girl? Is it true that its easier to tell earlier with boys?
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Megara
by on Jul. 12, 2010 at 10:25 PM

Found this in an article about early gender ultrasounds:

Well, as I have mentioned before in the regular FAQ page, in order to be certain the sonologists/ sonographer should reassure himself that he actually sees the penis and scrotum in the case of a boy and the labia in the case of a girl. The absence of the penis must not be taken as sufficient evidence of the fetus being a girl. The 3-lines sign which denotes the labia in the fetus is a very valid and accurate indication of the female gender. Most of the time one should be able to tell the sex of the baby by about 20 weeks and very often even at sixteen. With modern equipment, the diagnosis can be made even as early as 11 to 12 weeks (see below). On the other hand, as the correct visualization of any fetal part depends of a host of factors such as fetal position, amount of liquor and thickness of the abdominal wall, I have had occasions when I cannot be certain about the sex even at 28 weeks.

And just how accurate is the diagnosis of fetal gender by ultrasound? Well, I have to say that it should be very accurate (somewhere between 95 and 100% at 20 weeks), particularly after about 20 weeks, or even sixteen. However I must say again that one must remember the sonologist may not always get a good view of the perineum (private parts) of the fetus for a variety of reasons and therefore may not furnish you with an "accurate" answer. One really needs to put this question to the person who performs the scan. He or she is the only person to be in the position to tell you just how accurate "that" particular diagnosis is at that particular scan.

iitzshelbyd
by on Jul. 12, 2010 at 10:29 PM
Great info! Thank you. I would be ecstatic to find out when I go!


Quoting Megara:

Found this in an article about early gender ultrasounds:

Well, as I have mentioned before in the
regular FAQ page, in
order to be certain the sonologists/ sonographer should reassure
himself that he
actually sees the penis and scrotum in the case of a boy and the
labia in
the case of a girl. The absence of the

penis
must not be taken as sufficient evidence of the fetus
being a
girl. The 3-lines sign which denotes the labia in the fetus is a
very valid and accurate indication of the female gender. Most of the
time one should be able to tell the sex of the baby by about 20 weeks
and very often even at sixteen.
With modern equipment, the diagnosis can
be made even as early as 11 to 12 weeks (see below). On the
other hand, as the correct visualization of any fetal part depends
of a
host of factors such as fetal position, amount of liquor and
thickness of
the abdominal wall, I have had occasions when I cannot be certain
about
the sex even at 28 weeks.

And just how accurate
is the diagnosis of fetal gender by ultrasound? Well, I have to say
that it
should be very accurate (somewhere between 95 and 100% at 20
weeks), particularly after
about 20 weeks, or even sixteen. However I must say again that one
must remember the sonologist may not always get a good view of the
perineum (private parts) of the fetus for a variety of reasons and
therefore may not furnish you with an "accurate" answer. One really
needs to put this question to the person who performs the scan. He or
she is the only person to be in the position to tell you just how
accurate "that" particular diagnosis is at that particular scan
.


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fcangel9
by on Jul. 12, 2010 at 10:35 PM
I'm having a boy, 31 weeks today and they were right on the money at 15w4d
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