Just curious if anyone knows the accuracy rate of gender predictions done during an ultrasound. With baby #1, we didn't
ask the gender although I had really strong (and correct) sense we were having a boy. This time with #2, we wanted to ask since this will be our last child and we wanted to get adjusted to having a household of boys or a little daughter in addition to our son.
At week 20 and week 25, two different ultrasound technicians said the fetus looked like a boy. The first tech. showed me a line and said the line looked like the penis. But, she cautioned that the line could always be an umbilical cord so it might not be a boy. The second tech. showed me what looked, to her
, like developing testicles and a penis. Each one, especially the last technician cautioned me that no result is 100%. That's fine - I'd love a surprise - either way!
But, we've had so many people ask us the results of the ultrasound and when we answer that 2 u/s have shown us to likely have a boy, we are immediately told, by the person who just asked the results, "oh, I know someone who were told they were having a boy and they had a girl".
Girl or boy, I'll be happy. Although lately I've been wishfully thinking about having a daughter so I guess, truthfully, I sometimes hope the u/s isn't 100% accurate. I'm sure DH and I will be blessed and thrilled no matter what the outcome but I'm just curious what sort of accuracy these gender predictions are made with. So many people ask us our results and then when we tell them and they criticize our answer, DH and I are thinking, "so why ask us if you don't think the U/S is accurate?". Anyway, back the original question - any ideas about accuracy? Thanks!