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post #41 of 59
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Did you ask for a study? There has been an initial study, with no conclusion and no repeatable findings.
This is a different kind of ultrasound, not a diagnostic one which uses lower frequency its a therapeutic one that uses higher frequencies, just like when they use them to break up kidney stones. There is a very big difference...

We are undecided about finding out. With twins knowing the genders would make some things really a ton easier. However it was SOOOO much fun not knowing. I loved it. So I think we will wait, but we will see. We will have a ton of ultrasounds so who knows what will happen.
post #42 of 59
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I read a crazy study somewhere during my last pregnancy that said that women who don't know their baby(ies)' sex have shorter labors than those who do!
That could be true. With my first I didn't know the sex beforehand and his labor was 6 hours from first noticeable ctx to delivery. My second and third had slightly longer labors, 8 hours and 12 hours respectively, and I new the sex beforehand.

I don't really want to know. I would like the last to be a surprise. DH wants to know, but I think he is on board not knowing.
post #43 of 59
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I read a crazy study somewhere during my last pregnancy that said that women who don't know their baby(ies)' sex have shorter labors than those who do!
Not for me. The first 3 I didn't know and my labors were 4, 3.5 and 1.5 hours. The next 2 that I did know the sex of, were both 2.5 hours. I htink I labor fast regardless of knowing or not.
post #44 of 59
We are going to find out because I really want to this time. We have an U/S scheduled in July and will hopefully find out then. With DD we had decided not to find out but then at 25 weeks I just had to know because I had the strongest feeling I was having a girl and I was right .
post #45 of 59
lol the labor speed thing... my dd (my first) we knew gender.. labor 2.5 horus.

My son (second baby) we did not know the gender... 9 hours.
post #46 of 59
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lol the labor speed thing... my dd (my first) we knew gender.. labor 2.5 horus.

My son (second baby) we did not know the gender... 9 hours.
That's so funny (not a 9 hour labor, but what I'm about to say!)- in my last DDC, it seemed to be the case for more women than not (don't know gender = shorter labor!) Just reminds me how different everyone is- and how one group of women can vary drastically from another :-)
post #47 of 59
We will find out when the baby is born
post #48 of 59
With my son, we waited. Except I accidentally found out at a very late ultrasound a couple weeks before he was born - I forgot to tell the tech we didn't know. I didn't tell anyone else though, so it was mostly a surprise.

This time, I am determined to have it a surprise for real.
post #49 of 59
This will be the first time we don't find out. I'm pretty excited about that -- this baby will be the tie-breaker.
post #50 of 59
I feel so silly- I don't understand how a lot of you have "feelings" of gender on way or the other- is it because of previous pregnancies??

This is my first, so I feel like I have no source of comparison. I haven't the slightest clue if it might be a girl or a boy- but I'm totally finding out I'm just so excited to know- I wish I knew now, but I know I'll have to wait a bit longer
post #51 of 59
Happy, I have a feeling I'm having a boy and this is my first. Of course I could be totally wrong. I have a pretty good track record of just plain guessing for friends' babies: 8/10 correct. Also, the past 4 babies born to moms at my workplace have been girls, so we're guessing someone's got to have a boy, right? I don't really have a preference, just guessing that it is a boy.
post #52 of 59
I feel boy as well, but that could be because no girl names "sound" right yet, and we picked a boy name right away.

I have two of each and the pregs have all been different. My boys are MZ twins, so with that pregnancy I was terribly sick and had awful heartburn. With my next preg (girl) I was a little sick, no heartburn, felt totally psycho. Next pregnancy (girl) I wasn't sick at all, no heartburn, felt beyond totally psycho.

This pregnancy I am not sick at all, no heartburn, and do not feel psycho at all -- my dh even agrees! So I've got no idea.

I really look forward to the surprise of birth day!
post #53 of 59
Last time I thought it was a boy, and my husband thought a girl. But I'm pretty sure that was just because I had younger brothers and he had a younger sister, so that was just the gender of baby we could most easily imagine.

This time I have no idea. Though we already picked our girl name and love it, and are struggling with a boy name, so it would be easier if it was a girl!
post #54 of 59
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Also, the past 4 babies born to moms at my workplace have been girls, so we're guessing someone's got to have a boy, right? I don't really have a preference, just guessing that it is a boy.
When I was preggo with DD, we didn't find out the gender. There were 11 of us (friends and family) who had babies within 2 months of each other, and it seemed like EVERYONE was having girls. I got sort of downhearted, and convinced myself someone HAD to have a boy, and I was one of the last to deliver. But guess what? We went 11-for-11, girls! Crazy, huh? There must have been something in the water.....
post #55 of 59
We didn't find out last time. It was pretty exciting. Still I'm opting to find out this time so I can be more prepared.
post #56 of 59
ein, that is crazy, 11/11 girls!
post #57 of 59
definitely finding out! for us last time it made us excited and anticipatory in a different, directed way to meet the new little person who's coming to join our family.
post #58 of 59
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definitely finding out! for us last time it made us excited and anticipatory in a different, directed way to meet the new little person who's coming to join our family.
I agree! People in my family are saying it is like opening the gifts before Christmas (or peaking at the gifts, etc.) Ugh.
post #59 of 59
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I agree! People in my family are saying it is like opening the gifts before Christmas (or peaking at the gifts, etc.) Ugh.
I think I said that earlier....sorry! That's just how DH and I feel.
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