So, I had my nuchal scan at 12 weeks 6 days, baby measured 13 w 1 day. The peri neonatologist came in and I asked if he could get a nub shot so we could guess at the gender. He got a profile shot and do you want to know? I said YES! He said "Don't go maxing out your visa till after the 20 week scan but I am 98% sure you are having a boy!" I really hope he is right. Our last two were girls and a boy would be perfect to have.. A girl is okay too, but would be nice to have a boy.
Any of you had the doc be right at gender during the nuchal scan?
I attached a sono pic and doc said the nub is about 45 to 50 degrees up.
If you are going to a high risk peri neo natologist, then they might be able to tell you what you are having. Most docs and techs won't guess. I asked this doc to tell me his opinion of the nub shot.. I said I know its really probably only 50/50 but what's his best guess. He said he didn't have to guess and asked if I wanted to know. I said yes sir! That's when he told me it was a boy. My mom was with me because my husband didn't get off work in time to go. She was crying her eyes out! We have 2 boys and three girls, the last two were girls and would really like a boy.. however, last september we lost a boy at 17 weeks.. baby died at 14 weeks and was induced at 17 and D and C. It was tragic and terrible. So, while we would love to have a boy, this time we just want healthy and alive.
I wish I knew... I had the nuchal scan at 13 weeks 5 days with that pregnancy. I noticed the baby didn't move and the heart rate was in 140s and it had always been 170s. They all told me it wasn't a big deal. He measured 12 weeks when at the nuchal scan and was told its normal for some babies to be small. The following week I was 14 weeks 6 days, I went for regular OB appt and the baby had died. They made me carry for two more weeks to see if I would pass it on my own. I didn't, so I was induced into labor, then after he was born I had d and c to get out placenta. When I was 6 weeks preg with him I had a kidney, bladder, and UTI infection and I was bleeding for 2 weeks before the docs gave me antibiotics. So it's possible the infection messed up the critical development stage. I really don't know. We named him Angel after my husbands father and he was cremated and put in a beautiful teddy bear ceramic urn. I always thought something was wrong with that pregnancy. It was just a gut feeling that he wouldn't make it. All my screens and pregnancy tests were normal, but still I felt there was something wrong. It was the hardest thing we ever did when we held our 5 inch long son and had to say goodbye to him. It still breaks our heart.
Everything with this pregnancy has been great, but I will still be nervous till I pass the point where we lost him. He would have been born next week had he lived. I don't have the feeling this baby won't make it like I did with Angel, so I am praying this baby stays healthy and alive.
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