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May 6th, 2008, 09:16 AM
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So I'm going in for my big u/s on May 22nd. I'll be 20 wks along by then. DH and I have decided that we want to know the gender. How ever some people have been warning us that depending on the tech they might refuse to tell us because of some sort of liability. Now I'm worried that we might not find out and I've gotten the future grandparents and everyone excited for nothing.

How likely is it that the tech will refuse to tell us? Are there factors that can change your chances? DH and I are married and this is a planned pregnancy. Will that work in our favor for getting the tech to tell us?

Also we are getting it done at Mount Sinai Hospital as I belong to the high risk clinic there. Will that increase or decrease my chances since its through a hospital and not a independent lab?
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May 6th, 2008, 09:51 AM
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I know when I went (once at a hospital and then for my second child it was at a clinic) they tech didn't tell me right away. It was put in a report and then my doctor was the one to tell me.

We didn't find out for our first but our second we wanted to know.

If the tech doesn't directly tell you, you can request to have it in the report and then your doctor will let you know.
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May 6th, 2008, 10:02 AM
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If the tech doesn't directly tell you, you can request to have it in the report and then your doctor will let you know.[/b]
Oh thats a good idea for a backup. Thanks!
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May 6th, 2008, 10:20 AM
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The tech asked us if we wanted to know when I was pregnant woth Dillan, then told us right away and the doctor just confirmed. We are going to the same place with this baby so it will probebly be the same way.
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May 6th, 2008, 10:41 AM
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I found out both times no problems. As soon as I walked into the room I told the Tech that I wanted to know even before we started.

Good Luck hope that the tech can tell you. Or even if you look around the net for what to keep an eye out for you can look for it when they are measuring. For girls its 3 lines and boys well its what they look like. lol but take a look around and see what you can find so you can see for your self.
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May 6th, 2008, 11:28 AM
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I am near Ottawa Ontario and we had no problem with finding out the sex of my two youngest kids.
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May 6th, 2008, 01:18 PM
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I know when I went (once at a hospital and then for my second child it was at a clinic) they tech didn't tell me right away. It was put in a report and then my doctor was the one to tell me.[/b]
That's how it's supposed to be here, but almost everyone I know has had the tech tell them (including myself with my first).
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May 6th, 2008, 01:42 PM
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They just changed the policy here (NB) and they will tell you in most hospitals now.. I think in most places they will, unless it isn't clear enough, then they usually don't want to take the risk of telling you the wrong gender..
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May 6th, 2008, 04:36 PM
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We found out np with ou son, then with our daughter the first tech wasnt allowed to say (hospital policy) but when I went for a phsyical profile a couple weeks later at another hospital, she told me they werent allowed to either - but she said she didnt see a penis for what that was worth
Sometimes you will get a cool tech thats not supposed to say - somehow word it in a way where she wont get in trouble or held liable.

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May 6th, 2008, 04:59 PM
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If the tech doesn't directly tell you, you can request to have it in the report and then your doctor will let you know.[/b]
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Thats what my ob told me, in case the tech is wrong. i said that doesnt make sense and he agreed and he doesnt make the rules. He told me only one ob in my city will tell the gender anyways and to keep in mind not to paint my walls cause theres a chance it could be wrong.
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May 6th, 2008, 06:07 PM
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I am in Toronto and gave birth twice in Mount Sinai already.

Both times, I had absolutely no problems with finding out the gender. I had different u/s tech's at my 19/20 week appointments with both pregnancies, and both asked me mid-way whether I wanted to find out the gender or not. Both times I said I did. They said, that's fine, they'll look and do their best to find out. Both times they told me it looks like a girl, and both times they were right
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May 6th, 2008, 07:33 PM
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I am in Toronto and gave birth twice in Mount Sinai already.

Both times, I had absolutely no problems with finding out the gender. I had different u/s tech's at my 19/20 week appointments with both pregnancies, and both asked me mid-way whether I wanted to find out the gender or not. Both times I said I did. They said, that's fine, they'll look and do their best to find out. Both times they told me it looks like a girl, and both times they were right [/b]
Thanks so much Julka! Thats a big relief. DH and I are really looking forward to finding out.

Thank you to everyone else thats replied as well! I'm relieved to hear its not as common as my friends were making it out to be and that there are alternatives to finding out if the tech won't tell.


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May 8th, 2008, 09:42 AM
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In BC, the only ultrasound clinic I believe that will tell you the sex of the baby is in Langley.
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May 8th, 2008, 11:09 AM
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I was 18 weeks along when they told me they thought it was a girl... I had to ask though and she said she could only guess.
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May 8th, 2008, 05:27 PM
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I live in the London Ontario area and the tech isn't allowed to tell you here they can just put it in the report then your doctor tells you at your next appointment,
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May 9th, 2008, 10:14 PM
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I'm getting mine done in Pickering Ontario here.
I wanted to find a place that I would have nothing to worry about when it comes to finding out the sex.
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May 10th, 2008, 11:19 AM
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The one here refused to even check cause I wasn't 20 weeks. I was 19.5 weeks. I was NOT impressed.
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May 10th, 2008, 01:02 PM
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Everyone I know in this city has to ask their Dr, Leah, that is weird that you know all these people that are with the tech that are told directly.

As for BC, I know that most of BC tells now, I know they do across Northern BC.
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May 10th, 2008, 06:45 PM
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Here in Manitoba it depends on the hospital, which I think is dumb. At our local hospital they REFUSE to tell you but if you go to Winnipeg they will tell you. You would think that there should be some kind of across-the-board policy. Oh well. Winnipeg finally got a private 3D clinic so if all else fails, we can at least go there, which is what we did with Reid.
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