Posted on April 23rd, 2017 by wombwithaviewblog.com

Baby Gender Guess – What Makes a Male Fetus Guess Easy?

The male fetus on ultrasound can be a pretty easy baby gender guess sometimes! As I’ve said before, trying to guess too early can be difficult because Baby is too small. This is true no matter whether you are having a girl or boy. It can be a lot like trying to determine whether a tiny moving bug has six legs or eight without a magnifying glass. You can guess, but you may very well be wrong. However, at 18 Weeks and later, very obvious male external genitalia can be very easy to see and also a pretty funny addition to your scan.

At 18 Weeks and later, obvious male external genitalia can be very easy to see and even add a bit of laughter to your scan, especially when he’s showing off! Poor guy…he has no idea just how much we’re invading his privacy!

A mom-to-be wrote me a while back asking me for a second opinion on her images. No problem! I love it when it’s this easy. Check out her images below.

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Can you easily see this baby gender is male? I wrote her back and annotated the first image like you see below.

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Even though most people may be able to easily pick out boy parts on their images, it sometimes just doesn’t look like other boy images you’ve seen. Or maybe they look nothing like your other son’s images. This is understandable to me because it’s a different baby and a different angle. No two images are going to look exactly alike! Part of the reason for this is because we all look a little different, boy or girl, right?

As far as angle goes, your sonographer might obtain a total underside view where both femurs appear in the image. Maybe Baby bent a leg just when boy stuff could be seen the best allowing only one leg in your shot. Other angles might include a shot from Baby’s front or side. All of these angles will make the image look different and maybe even unrecognizable to you.

Some sonographers don’t really explain the image and only throw up an arrow pointing out what makes your baby gender a male or female. Don’t be afraid to ask if she can explain what’s on the screen. Most of the time, we don’t mind at all helping you understand!

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Before signing off today, I want to say my book is now in the editing phase! I’m sure I’ll have some tweaking to do, but it is currently in some very capable hands. I know she’ll help me make it as enjoyable a read as I want to deliver to you (deliver…no pun intended!). I will keep you all posted as we get closer to publishing! As always, thanks for reading!

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Posted on January 19th, 2014 by wombwithaviewblog.com

Is a Male Sonogram Easier to Read?

Not for some moms who have always dreamed of buying pink! Here’s an email from a reader who was really hoping for some estrogen in the family after two boys! Sometimes, wishful thinking prevents us from seeing what is really there…

Email from Mom KB:

kb:  At my 17-Week ultrasound, the tech took a photo saying the baby was a boy pointing to what is clearly the foot between the legs. She also said the umbilical cord was between the legs.

male sonogram, 17 Weeks pregnant

kb’s 1st pic at 17 Weeks

At my 21-Week ultrasound, the baby was breech with cord between the legs. When asked what we thought, we saw two lines and nothing else…so, we guessed girl. In the next view, she said boy.

male sonogram, 21 Weeks pregnant

kb’s pic at 21 Weeks

Where the tech pointed as a pee looks like a foot to me. I have two boys already and you could see the scotum and tip clearly. I feel different and not even pregnant. The heart rate was 170, 171, 157. I can’t shake that it’s a girl. Am I wrong and just hoping? What do you think?

wwavb:  Thanks for reading my blog and sending your question! Hmm, what do I think…

Well, as far as “feeling” different goes, each pregnancy is a different universe in and of itself. The way you feel with one pregnancy has nothing to do with how you “feel” in another. People historically want to contribute that difference to gender, but there just is no relevance there. And Baby’s heart rate can vary quite a bit, just as ours does with respect to fetal activity. So, you can’t go by that, either.

It’s entirely possible that your sonographer could tell it was a boy, but it wasn’t clear to you because the cord was in the way. It’s also possible that you just want a girl so much that it’s hard for you to really “see” boy parts in the image.

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I labeled the images she sent, and wrote her back.

wwavb:  The first image isn’t very clear. But see the labels for the second image. No foot here! Where I have the arrows of the legs, you are only seeing part of the thighs. The rest of the legs and feet are not in the image.

male sonogram, 21 Weeks pregnant


male sonogram, 21 Weeks pregnant

kb:  I don’t see the scotum because she said the cord was between the legs.
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wwavb:  Holy cow, this is totally a boy! All boy! See my edited image attached below…

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Congrats! 😉 I always say it takes a special woman to be a mom of all boys! Little boys love their mamas, and you have the perfect opportunity to teach them to be loving, respectful, and helpful to their future wives. Your daughters-in-law will thank you!

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Patients have a really hard time believing their eyes in a male sonogram image if all they want to do is shop for frilly dresses! But I do stand by my advice to her…we women have a unique opportunity to instill great character in our little boys. Chivalry doesn’t have to be dead! You can teach them to hold open doors and show respect to the next generation of women. They’ll love you for it!!!

Not only can you teach him to respect all the future women in his life — his girlfriends, his wife, and potential daughters — but one more very important woman who is arguably the most important of all.

YOU!

Best wishes to all you moms out there of all boys!

If you want to tell your all-boys story, you can email me here!

 

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