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Hi ladies, I was in having my dating scan I was 8 weeks along and sonographer stunned me buy asking whether I would like to know sex of the baby. He said he could clearly tell my baby was a male and not a female.



I am astounded as I had no idea they could tell so early! I am due for my 18 week scan in 3 weeks, so will find out if he was right, which we are hoping, but really wished he had of not said anything now in hindsight as now we have our hopes up for a boy!! Has anyone else been told early, as I have looked up on google and generally 14 weeks is the right time a sonographer can clearly see sex organs!

Posted Saturday 02 January We were told that we were "more than likely" having a girl at 12 weeks, and it was confirmed at 18 weeks, again at 28 weeks, then again at 34 weeks I have gest. Heads will definately roll if they've got it wrong!!! Good luck - let us know how you go at your next scan!

Posted Sunday 03 January But having an experienced sonographer is also a must to ensure an accurate identification. I'm sure it'll be fun to look and speculate!! Some say use your age at conception, some say at birth and some say you have to use your age as in the Chinese calendar which can be different So basically nothing works except getting the sonographer to tell you! Tell us in the comments below. I've heard about the nub theory and read and seen pics that confirm this to be true and correct but I guess it depends on getting the right shot and being able to see the nub.

I have my 12 week scan on Monday but have a 4d scan booked for 18 weeks to confirm gender x. I would say girl but don't take my word for it!

Can you only have your 12-week scan at 12 weeks?

I had a super boy nub and skull shape, am carrying like a boy and have all the boy old wives tales symptoms bit am having another girl x. Thank you for your comment, much appreciated.

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An ultrasound is safe for both mother and baby because it does not use ionising radiation it is different to an x-ray. No evidence has been found of ultrasound causing any harm to either the mother or developing baby. Pregnancy is an exciting time for both parents, but there can be worries.

Can you be told the wrong baby sex at pregnancy scan? | MadeForMums

Talk to your doctor or midwife if there are any concerns or questions about your pregnancy and for more information before you decide whether or not to have a test done. Pregnancy, Birth and Baby website Pregnancy, Birth and Baby is a national Australian Government service providing support and information for expecting parents and parents of children, from birth to 5 years of age.

There are many different medical uses for an ultrasound scan during pregnancy. The most common ones are:. The most common time for a scan is about weeks of pregnancy. This is the best time to check the baby's physical development. Ultrasound scans can be done at any stage of pregnancy, with signs of pregnancy being seen as early as 5 weeks. They are used to give different information at different times during the pregnancy.

Time for your 12-week scan? Here's what to expect...

Ultrasound is an outpatient procedure you will not be admitted to hospital , and it is done by a specially trained and accredited sonographer or doctor. During the ultrasound, sound waves are sent either through the woman's abdomen or through the vagina — the person doing the scan will discuss which option is best for you. Sometimes, due to the position of the baby, good views cannot be obtained and a repeat scan is required at a later date. For ultrasounds early in pregnancy the best views are obtained if the woman's bladder is full.

The uterus is often hidden behind the bowel making it difficult to see. When the bladder is full the bowel is pushed out of the way. Starting about an hour before the appointment time you will need to drink about ml of clear fluid water, juice, cordial or clear tea - not milky or fizzy drink finishing half an hour before the scan. Do not empty your bladder before the ultrasound. This scan is best done from weeks to fully assess baby.

It is a very detailed examination which usually takes about 45 minutes to 1 hour depending on your baby's position. During this scan, the sonographer looks at the baby's head, face, spine, heart, abdomen, kidneys, arms and legs to ensure that they can be seen and are normal.