C.M. asks from Cape Coral, FL on July 26, 2007
Baby Gender - Cape Coral,FL
I went for my 13 week doctors appointment and she did a ultrsound and my fiance and I really had a good view of the baby and for the first time actually saw the baby and in one photo in between its legs look to be like a "Male Part". Now I know it seem early, but my doctor even caught herself calling the baby a Boy. She corrected herself after about two times and said, "I shouldn't say that now because I can't be 100% sure". With my first pregnancy I don't remember seening anthing like that or having any question really because there was nothing there to really question and I really didn't know what I was looking for or looking at for that matter, and my first is a Girl. IS it way to early or could it be early signs?
M.M. answers from Orlando on July 27, 2007
Usually, doctors wait a little longer before they confirm gender. Everything is still in its early stages of development, so I think the earliest you can start looking at gender is 16 weeks. I'd wait just to make certain!
B.L. answers from Orlando on July 27, 2007
I was 12 weeks, 6 days when I found out I'm having a boy this time. Boys are way easier to determine and the u/s machines are way better than they used to be. I've never had a friend who was wrong about a boy, but had plenty who were wrong about a girl.
Time will tell, that's for sure. There's no hiding boy parts for long! Tee hee!
God bless your pregnancy!
B.L. answers from Houston on July 27, 2007
C.- I have two boys, and with both, we could see their little jewels right away. I can't remember how far along I was- maybe around 19 weeks?- so I guess that's later than you are- but with our first we were hoping to be surprised about the gender, but we saw his goods immediately! The technician couldn't deny it- she was laughing and saying, "Well, do you want to know?" With number two it was also immediate. And my cousin has a high-risk pregnancy and thus has had many ultrasounds, and early on the doctor said she thought it was a girl, though she couldn't be 100% sure. Now my cousin is 5 months along, and they've confirmed that it's definitely a girl. So... maybe it IS a boy? Good luck with your pregnancy!
D.T. answers from Orlando on July 28, 2007
Just wanted to let you know that I have a cousin that was told at THREE different ultrasounds that she was having a boy and she had a girl! I also saw am episode on TLC about a couple who were told they were having twin boys and they ended up having twin girls! So, I know that doesn't happen all the time, but I would just keep that in mind before you go all out painting and buying boys stuff!
M.B. answers from Melbourne on July 28, 2007
I had a transvaginal US done at 13 1/2 weeks by my paranatologist and it was very obviously a boy. No, it is not too early to tell the gender. Whether it's a boy or girl at this point in their development the baby's gender is visible. Good luck and congrats.
A.G. answers from Orlando on July 26, 2007
I know it can be easy to get caught up in the gender question, but just be happy to have a beautiful little angel growing in you! Your love is unconditional anyway so why should it matter?
Enjoy your children, best of luck to you and your family!
S.J. answers from Orlando on July 27, 2007
Since I had a high risk pregnancy, I got an ultrasound every 2 weeks from week 7. I do believe they were able to tell that my baby was a boy early too, but both my doctor and the tech wouldn't commit to what the gender of your baby was until closer to 20 weeks. And even at that point,they still told me that it was not 100% sure. They said no one is 100% sure until the baby is born.