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Sex of the baby.


Posted anonymously, 14th September 2016


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  • Yes, we wanted it to be a surprise, and it was! Many people guessed I was carrying a boy and so my husband and I started to think along those lines. When our daughter was born, it was a beautiful, pleasant surprise.


  • It’s lovely to read the different perspectives and opinions


  • We decided we wanted to know – in order to choose names, mostly.


  • Not me. I foind out as soon as I could!


  • I found out all 3 times. Its still a suprise and it helps with picking names which we struggled with. No regrets.


  • I was one of them, I never even went for ultrasound, had not reason, was feeling great and nothing to worry about, I just went with the flow of nature and just waited, it is so fantastic to get the surprise when you first give birth.


  • I can understand and have experienced both sides. It was nice to have it come a surprise and it was also nice to find it out during pregnancy, we didn’t share it with other people though.


  • Yes, I was keen for gender to be a surprise. I just wanted a healthy baby.


  • I wanted it to be a surprise.


  • I’m a control freak so just had to know haha


  • I always wanted the sex of both of my babies to be a surprise. There is something special and surprising about giving birth and finding out if it is a boy or a girl when they arrive into the world. Also I find naming the baby easier once you can actually look at them. As a friend of many people that have found out – I find the actual birth of babies where their sex is known is a bit of a anti-climax – like wow – what did she have – oh that’s right a baby boy – what did they call him – oh that’s right they already had a name chosen – no excitement what so ever . Having said that – each to their own.


  • I’ve had both of my kids a surprise only because I think we are blessed when they are healthy . I have seen mums who does know and it does make planning easier such as buying appropriate clothing or asking for suitable presents in advance etc.. But then I heard ultrasounds can be wrong ….


  • The surprise makes the effort of labour and birth worthwhile.


  • I wanted to know so I could plan and prepare in advance!


  • Always a surprise – makes the moment extra special.


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