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Did baby's gender turn out different from what you were told?

I'm just curious if anyone here has experienced this. I guess I'm feeling a little paranoid because I've heard "stories" about couples who were told throughout pregnancy that they're having one gender only to find out it was the complete opposite at delivery! I know the chances are low....but I have gone pink overboard for DD's nursery, so if it turns out we have a boy...I'll be getting a shock of a lifetime. And so will he with his pink room :)

Re: Did baby's gender turn out different from what you were told?

  • I have only heard of 1 - a CW was told they were having a girl at an early (maybe 15-16 week appt?), but at the 20 week AS, they said boy.   So, they found out pretty early.

    I am slightly concerned only b/c we don't have a very good u/s pic of it - but both the tech and the doc that looked agreed with the sex (and didn't mention any troubles finding out), so I hope it stays the same!

    I am having another u/s in a few weeks just to monitor everything, so I am trying my best to not break open the bedding or paint before that.  We did however, already order furniture, and that is probably not returnable - maybe they will exchange it? :-)

  • I've heard of it happening but hasn't happened to me. 

    DS we found out at 18 wks he was a boy and he definitely was.

    This one, we did the Jack or Jill blood test at 13 wks and it said boy.  I had my a/s at almost 21 wks and he definitely looks like a boy, so I'm not expecting any surprises in the delivery room.  

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  • My coworker had this happen. No idea why they got it wrong. It was their 2nd kid and they were expecting another girl. So they didn't have a shower, we just bought them a bunch of diapers... because they had everything, right? We were stunned when he called from the hospital to tell us that Caroline turned out to be a William instead! The good news was that their nursery was yellow and they had gone gender-neutral for the first kid, so they just needed all new clothes.

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  • It was pretty easy to tell the boys were boys. Might have not been so sure about a girl, but this was clear.
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    I've heard of it happening but hasn't happened to me. 

    DS we found out at 18 wks he was a boy and he definitely was.

    This one, we did the Jack or Jill blood test at 13 wks and it said boy.  I had my a/s at almost 21 wks and he definitely looks like a boy, so I'm not expecting any surprises in the delivery room.  

    We also did the Jack or Jill blood test (NOT the one you can buy on amazon, this test is done at a lab with the NT scan) at 13 weeks and it said boy, and it was confirmed by ultrasound twice.  (My doctor even said "That's definitely a boy!" haha)  My son was born 3 weeks ago.  :) 

    I think I would have been more cautious if the Jack or Jill test said "girl", because I've heard of the test being wrong for that.  (The way I understand it is that the test detects the XY chromosomes, and if none are found, they assume girl.  But it can be wrong if the test is done too early.)

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