Pregnant - are you curious to know your baby’s gender?

@ronaldinu (12445)
Malta
September 30, 2008 11:30am CST
A colleague of mine who is six month's pregnant had just an ultrasound and the doctor gave her a sealed envelope revealing what the baby's gender is. She does not want to know what her baby's gender is before childbirth. However her husband is really curious. I would have been too. If you are pregnant are you curious to know your baby’s gender or not?
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25 responses
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
3 Oct 08
I would definitely would want to know the gender ahead of time so I could better prepare for the birth of my child. And have all that I need to take care of it as soon as I get home instead of having to go shopping before I am really feeling up to it. and who has time to shop after a baby comes along..
@ronaldinu (12445)
• Malta
5 Oct 08
thanks for your feedback
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
5 Oct 08
Hey thanks for the best response I appreciate it. Have a great day!
• United States
23 Apr 09
I knew my babies gender before they were born. I had names already picked out and it was great for shopping. I am one of those people who likes to plan ahead. I am happy knowing what I am having;-)
@iyah10 (4116)
• Kuwait
6 Oct 08
I am also curious to knew about my baby's gender when my wife have it in her womb and she is also happy to know either it is a girl or a boy so that it would be easy for her to bought the things she need.....
@eagle_f15 (2054)
• Malaysia
6 Oct 08
I am not pregnant yet but hope to be. And when I am pregnant, of course I would like to know the gender of my baby. It would be exciting and then I can finally paint the room and get the baby stuff ready.
• United States
6 Oct 08
Call me sexist and very old fashioned but if I were into having babies I only want boys.So knowing the gender of the child would be very useful.
@salonga (27986)
• Philippines
3 Oct 08
Yes, of course, the gender would matter so much to me so when it is really high time, I would go for an ultrasound to know the gender. This way I would know what colors of baby stuff I would be buying.
• Nepal
2 Oct 08
hey buddy i m not a female so how i can be pregnant. anyway if my wife will get pregnant i would like to know what is the gender of my baby before birth and doesn't matter whatever. i love my child.
@mflower2053 (3227)
• United States
2 Oct 08
For my first I wanted to know but for the second I didn't. My husband wanted to so we did but you don't get too many surprises in life and this is one that can be a big one and exciting for everyone. I noticed at my baby shower b/c everyone knew what I was having I got more little dresses and stuff instead of things I really needed for the baby so I say keep it a surprise or to yourself.
• United States
2 Oct 08
I'm expecting a baby girl. I wanted to find out what I'm having. This is my husband's and I's first child. We defiently needed to know so that we could start to prepare. I also wanted to get into that mindset of what to expect. Sometimes, I still think to myself, what if they're wrong and I'm having a boy??
@rakittera (803)
• Philippines
1 Oct 08
When I was pregnant, I knew I wanted to know whether my baby is a girl or a boy. That way, I wouldn't have to think of two names to give. If we knew the gender we would just have to think about girl names or just boy names. It turned out I was having a girl. It was tough choosing a name for a girl and I was glad I knew at 6 months that I was having a girl. That gave me at least 3 months to think. I also wanted to shop baby items early and I'm the type who wants everything color-coordinated. So, knowing I was having a girl really helped.
@my2boys (821)
• United States
1 Oct 08
I am not pregnant now but I have two kids (one recently) and I always wanted to know my babys gender while I was pregnant. First because I need to know what to buy for the baby. People say buy yellow or green things that can be used for both boys and girls but I dont really like that. I like to have blue for boys and pink for girls. Even though I dont have a girl. lol. Also I am not a patient person. I think the suspense of waiting until i saw my baby (9 mons) would kill me. It drove me crazy just waiting the 5 months with my two boys. lol.
@taface412 (3177)
• United States
1 Oct 08
I am not pregnant now,but one day when I am Ihope I hold to true to the idea I do not want to know until the moment I give birth. Iknow people want to know for economic reasons as well as curiosity, but I already know how I want my nursery and it would fit a boy or a girl. I say it should be a surprise to everyone.
• Philippines
1 Oct 08
Yes, I would like to know the baby's gender. I don't want to be surprised at the last moment when I deliver my baby. I would like to know it ahead of time. To make preparations. Like buying clothes, and baby stuffs. Color is important too, when buying baby stuffs. When baby is delivered, relatives and friends would often ask for the gender. But when they see baby things are colored pink, they could assume its a girl. And if its blue, they could assume its a boy.
@sacmom (14316)
• United States
1 Oct 08
I'm not pregnant now, but when I was pregnant with both of my kids my husband and I couldn't wait to find out! We didn't see the point waiting until I gave birth. We wanted to be prepared for the birth of our children. Okay, so I was a little apprehensive about finding out the gender of our second child when I was pregnant, but that was because everyone was saying it was going to be a girl. At one point it became downright annoying so whenever someone would say it I would say it would be twin boys, just to blow their minds. LOL Well obviously it wasn't twins, but it was a boy, just like I thought my baby would be.
• United States
1 Oct 08
i would have to know so i could plan out the room and clothes etc..
• India
1 Oct 08
Does the baby's gender really matter? But I know some couples are unnecessarily curious. Most couples, at least in India, want a boy (god knows why), and if they find out it is a girl, they will be disappointed. They might even go in for foeticide, which is very bad, considering the low percentage of girls in the country right now. Personally, I wouldn't care about the baby's gender. A baby is a baby is a baby. Why bother about its gender as long as it is a nice, warm, cuddly, healthy, and bouncing baby? Cheers and happy mylotting
@guybrush (4661)
• Australia
30 Sep 08
I have four children, and I was never curious about their gender. I wanted it to be a surprise. I was very sure the first one would be a boy, and we picked a boy's name and had a blue nursery ... but she was a girl! We then had two more girls, and I was sure the fourth one was going to be a girl too - I was amazed when the doctor told us it was a boy. That time, I'd picked a girl's name for him, because I was so sure I was having another girl! A surprise is the best way, I think.
@littleowl (7157)
30 Sep 08
Hi ronald..when I was having my children the only thing I wanted was for them to be healthy and have my nose (my nose is a small upturned one!) it didn't matter to me wether the baby was a boy or girl...fortunatley I have one of both but they are now adults...but to me they are still my babies and always will be...littleowl
30 Sep 08
Hi ronaldinu, In this world there are no surprises so if I was pregnant I wouldn't want to kno the baby's gender, I like a sirprise. Tamara
@mands61123 (2099)
30 Sep 08
I haven't ever been pregnant but i suppose i would want to know because it would annoy me people keep asking and not being able to tell them. Then again i'm not keen on surprises i like to be prepared thats probably a big contributing factor lol