hey doc what's my baby's gender...
May 14, 2010 9:24am CST
Hello mylotters, during your pregnancy state or your partner's/wife pregnancy, were you and your partner are so excited to know your baby's gender thus you wanted to have an ultrasound then and ask your ob-gyne doctor or would you rather waited til the baby is delivered for more excitement? what other method you think that can identify what your baby's gender could be? I know one way and it still works til now. I even know how someone could plan what their baby's gender could be. Care to share the excitement you had during those days? Happy mylotting.
• United States
16 May 10
Oh, with my daughter I couldn't find out soon enough what her gender was. She was my first child and I didn't have anything at all for a baby. I wanted to dress my baby in all pink if it was a girl and if it was a boy I wanted all blue. Then, when I was pregnant with my son I didn't want to know what his gender was until the day that he was born. I really wanted to experience that rush of emotion at the birth. However, my son was determined for it to be otherwise and he showed everything that he had when the tech turned on the machine.
15 May 10
Some say that if you're pregnant and you look beautiful and your skin and aura is glowing, then it is a baby girl. And if your skin have turned dried and grayish lines appeared in your neck and nose corners, then it's a boy for you. I you tummy is somewhat round it is a baby girl and if your tummy is somewhat wider then it is a boy. I don't know if these beliefs are true, I'm just to giving some points for conversation. Anyway, I have been to four pregnancy and like any other moms, I don't care about my baby's gender as long as she/he is a healthy and normal baby.
14 May 10
If someone's carrying a baby girl, usually they look radiant. If boy, the ones carrying may looks dull and drab. Also if the stomach is small, the baby is boy while baby girls are larger... although there were no scientific explanations for this, i often heard from the elders....
2 Jun 10
We were not going to find out our babies gender though my sister fell pregnant four months before and by her finding out what she was having made me make the decision to find out. I am glad that I did in the end as I lost my dad two weeks before my daughter was born so at least he knew her gender and name.
18 May 10
Oh, it reminds me of those days when I was pregnant with my now 4 months old daughter. She was very shy, so during ultrasound, we never got to see the gender. She always kept her legs closed. I carried low and people guessed that I was having a boy (according to the old wives tale), but when they found out I had a girl, they were so surprised :)
• United Kingdom
17 May 10
During my first pregnancy I wasn't able to find out my baby's gender. It was against the policy of the hospital to disclose the gender. I thought I was expecting a baby boy and I was right. He is now 15 years old. In my second pregnancy I hoped I was going to have a baby girl. I imagined I was having a baby daughter. I had a gender scan at sixteen weeks pregnancy. I found out I was wrong about the gender. I was expecting a baby boy. I was so sad for the next two days. I worried that I would never have a daughter. At thirty six weeks pregnancy I found out I was expecting a disabled baby boy. He has got spina bifida and hydrocephalus. He is almost 3 years old. During the early part of my third pregnancy I keep it a secret. I had everyone saying oh no is it another disabled baby when I told them I was pregnant. I had extra scans and they said I was having a healthy baby girl. They were right. She is now 10 months old.
• United States
14 May 10
My DH wanted to know, but I didn't. I told him he could find out but he was NOT allowed to tell me. No pink paint for the baby's room or no blue sheets. He was to buy gender-neutral items until our baby got here. He was okay with those conditions and said he'd buy gender specific items, but keep them where I couldn't find them. So we went for our first ultrasound when we were finally able to find out what our baby was. Right before we went back, I felt her roll over in my stomach. She wouldn't flip back over for the ultrasound tech. After we were done, she rolled back over where if we were still in, we could see her. I had to laugh. My husband went with me to 3 more ultra sound appointments and the same thing - she'd flip over before we went back, then later on in the day, she'd roll back over in me. It was as if she was saying "Na na daddy! You're not ruining this for mommy!" It wasn't until she was born that we both found out at the same time what we were having.
• United States
14 May 10
Yes, we HAD to know our childs gender. I wanted a little boy very bad and was happy to get one. But we needed to buy EVERYTHING since it was our first child, and we wanted to know whether to buy girl stuff or boy stuff. We sure didn't want to go out as new parents with a newborn baby having to buy all the things he needed after he was born.