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Hi, all. I posted about this on the March Mamas thread, and the ladies suggested I share it will everyone:<br><br>
FYI- You might be interested to know about a urine test you can take to find the gender of your baby without using u/s. <a href="http://www.prenatalgendertest.com" target="_blank">http://www.prenatalgendertest.com</a><br><br>
I want to know the gender of this baby, but am not comfortable with u/s if I can avoid it, and found this to be an excellent alternative.
 

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<b><span style="font-size:large;"><span style="color:#FF0000;">WARNING! THIS IS A SCAM!</span></span></b><br><br><a href="http://www.ovusoft.com/forum/tm.asp?m=1136013&appid=&p=&mpage=1&key=&language=&tmode=&s=#1136013" target="_blank">Prenatal Gender Test Scam</a><br><br>
If you don't have time to check out the link, here's the gist:<br><br>
A woman ordered this test using her credit card. After hearing some negative stuff about the site, the woman called the customer service number and was told that "the product was delayed in production and all customers that had ordered the kit would be contacted about the delay in shipment."<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">This woman decided to cancel her order and called her credit card company, just to be on the safe side. When she talked to her credit card company, she learned that there was a recent address change request on her account along with a request for new cards. Obviously the timing of this is more than suspicious.</td>
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In order to receive your money back guarantee, you must prove the gender prediction was false by sending in a copy of the baby’s birth certificate. So now, this company would have all your personal information (as you must register to the site before ordering) and the baby’s birth certificate, which includes the mother's maiden name! What's stopping them from applying for credit cards or opening accounts in your name or even the name of your baby?!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused">:<br><br><i>caveat emptor</i>
 

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Yes, this is a scam.<br><br>
I foolishly ordered two of them as birthday presents for my two best friends who were both pg.<br><br>
It took forever for the tests to arrive and when they did I cannot decribe the hokey packaging. It looked like someone printed off a computer label, slapped it crooked on a prescription bottle and put it in the mail. There was a tiny bottle of 'liquid' to add to the urine and it was supposed to turn green for girl and red for boy. When we did the tests, both girls' urine turned the color of very dark iced tea. Not green or red! One just had a boy and the other is due any day with a girl.<br><br>
Don't waste your money on this crap. I felt stupid and dissappointed. I have since checked my credit cards, and there wasn't any weird activity however.<br><br>
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S$%&!!! I am so sorry for posting that! I didn't realize it was a scam, and now I feel like an idiot! I was wondering why it was taking so long to get my order in, but I never thought it wasn't legitimate, because it was referred to me by a group of moms on a homebirth discussion group. I'm going to update the marchmamas in case they don't check this thread. I wouldn't want to be responsible for getting anyone else roped into this scam!
 

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I ordered this test and received it promptly...took the test and got a very clear color...mine turned bright red to indicate a boy. I haven't had my baby yet so I cannot say it is accuarate. I submitted my results so I have yet to have any troubles with this company or the refund process. I haven't had any problems with the credit card but I would never supply them or any company with enough information for that...and I would recommend that everyone routinely check their credit reports, etc. and find out who is requesting your info. irregardless of on-line ordering, etc.<br>
So anyway, it is possible that the company is not a scam. The true test for me will be if I have any troubles getting a refund if I have a daughter.<br>
Just as a side note I never put much faith in the test just because it was clear that little research had been done...it was really more for fun. Of course, I do hope I would get the refund if its wrong...I can let anyone interested know what happens in about 1.5 months.
 

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Mary beth, Definitely keep us updated. I hope it turns out to be o.k. ...
 

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So anyway, it is possible that the company is not a scam. The true test for me will be if I have any troubles getting a refund if I have a daughter.<br>
Just as a side note I never put much faith in the test just because it was clear that little research had been done...it was really more for fun.</b></td>
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If you are thinking of it just for fun and if the website warns you that it is just fun and their product cannot accurately predict the gender of your baby, then that would be one thing. I wouldn't be surprised if they had a lot of customers who really believed that this product would work.
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">Mary beth, Definitely keep us updated. I hope it turns out to be o.k. ...</td>
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Ditto this!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Amywillo,<br>
They claim the product does work and is as accurate as finding out through ultrasound...but they also have the disclaimer. They have an explanation of how it supposedly works under the "for OB/GYN's" section of the website and they report some study they supposedly did. But you know...even IF the company turns out to be legitimate (let us hope that they just have to work the kinks out with customer service) the test still might not prove to be accuate or reliable.<br>
I'll let you all know what happens for us.
 

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Thanks for the bump, Louise... That reminds me to update everyone who may be interested. I did receive the test I ordered in the mail, and I took it and it said I'm supposed to be having a girl. Again, we'll have to wait until mid-March to find out if it's accurate and if I get my money back if it is not accurate. Still, I'm a little afraid of the company. I haven't noticed anything strange with my credit card, but now I'm a little paranoid...
 

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I'm due in a week...I'll let you guys know what happens. Still nothing strange with my credit card but I'm just not sure about this company one way or the other.<br><br>
~MB
 

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The results are in and the gender test did not accurately predict the gender of our baby.<br><br>
I gave birth to a little girl on Sunday!!! As I posted above, the test clearly gave me a "boy" result. I have sent them an e-mail to notify them I'll be submitting a refund but the e-mail was returned undeliverable. Uh oh....I've given them the benefit of doubt but it really isn't looking good for them.
 

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Actually, it could make sense. Read the web site. Then you'll see what they attempt to measure in the urine.<br>
But it doesn't really matter becasue the test as it stands now at least isn't reliable.
 

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I read it and it doesn't make any sense. It's all a bunch of scientifically sounding words over and over that do not make sense when read.<br><br>
Perhaps someone can enlighten me? Am I just not getting it? I've read it three times and it makes no sense to me. None at all.
 

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I checked this thing out when I was TTC..<br><br>
The test measures the pH of the urine...something that is easily changed by what the mother ate/drank before doing the test.<br><br>
It's about as accurate as the Drano test. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 
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