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April 5th, 2010, 05:59 AM
Justjessie's Avatar Really Just Angela
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I need to know what this baby is. Now.

I'm 15w 2d and the baby measures 16w 3d. COME ON THEY SHOULD KNOW!!!

No place around here does it until you are 18 weeks!

Is it just Michigan that's messed up? Or did you guys know this and go in anyway to have them tell you the sex?

Should I call? I need to know today. Can't wait another minute. Bob needs a real name.
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April 5th, 2010, 06:01 AM
MonkeyBugMommy's Avatar Brooke
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The place I went to starts at 15 weeks, and the one I went to with DD started at 16 weeks. They should be able to tell gender accurately by 15 weeks.

Is there another city close by that will do one for you sooner? My cousin drove an hour away for hers!
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April 5th, 2010, 06:02 AM
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Here the website says 16 weeks but I called and asked how early they can do them and they said 15 weeks.

I would call the place and ask
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April 5th, 2010, 06:14 AM
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The place I'm going to Wednesday (YEAH!!!!!!!WOOHOO!!!) starts them at 15 weeks except on Wednesday I'll be exactly 16 weeks. I can't wait. I'm going crazy!!! But then again, I am going to elective ultrasound. I can't wait another 2 weeks.
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April 5th, 2010, 06:16 AM
ginnkneephur's Avatar Rainbows and Sunshine
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All the places here have websites that say 17 weeks. I am going to call around today and see if I can find something sooner. I have an ultrasound on the 27th I just do not know if I want to wait that long.
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April 5th, 2010, 06:33 AM
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Yeah, the place I went to does them at 16 weeks. I was 16w 5d when I went in and they had no problem seeing that she was a she.

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April 5th, 2010, 07:26 AM
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I know with most doc u/s, they want from 18 weeks on because they also look at all the organs and spine and whatnot... but for the elective ones, I think they mostly go for 16+ weeks...

If you are going to pay for it yourself, you should be able to get in soon
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April 5th, 2010, 07:45 AM
Justjessie's Avatar Really Just Angela
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This is why Michigan's economy sucks my butt. People with money willing to pay and the behind the desk peeps like to play David Spade and Roseanne in that old SNL sketch "Riiiiiight...and you are..." where behind the desk is like wearing the God crown and you get to call the shots.

So Bob stays Bob.
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April 5th, 2010, 07:47 AM
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My doctor isn't doing it until my 22 week appointment. I think it may be something about only being covered under insurance for two regular ultrasounds so they do one in the beginning and wait to do the other on until much later.

We didn't want to wait that long so we scheduled it at a specialty ultrasound place for two weeks from Saturday when I am just entering my 17th week. That place said they could do it from 16 weeks on. It's hard to wait I know!

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April 5th, 2010, 08:23 AM
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Most of the places around here will do it around 15 weeks.
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April 5th, 2010, 08:44 AM
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I went to the doctor at 15 weeks, but she didn't even try to look. She just looked at the heart beat, and measured the baby. My insurance only covers one ultra-sound, so I was just happy that I had a chance too see the baby (she said she wouldn't charge for it.) Then my next apointment did not get scheduled for 7 weeks later, so I will be 22 weeks when I HOPEFULLY find out the sex! I might call and try to get in sooner. I have been a little worried because I felt the baby move last week, but I have not felt it at all this week. I know it's a little early, but it is just a nagging worry I have that something might be wrong.
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April 5th, 2010, 08:58 AM
Happy Song's Avatar Nicole
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With my first i got the Gender U/S at 28 weeks so I am not complaining about having to wait until 20 weeks! Last time I had it at 17 weeks... Which would be this week... not complaining not complaining not complaining
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April 5th, 2010, 09:20 AM
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Both places I went BOTH said 18 weeks but they looked at 15 weeks and I found out at 16 weeks. That is just the standard but its not written in stone. I would def. call, maybe even fib a little and say you are 16 weeks 3 Days, i mean there not your dr and either they will be able to tell you or they wont. Depends on baby, if he/she wants to give a clear shot
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April 5th, 2010, 09:21 AM
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April 5th, 2010, 09:35 AM
Justjessie's Avatar Really Just Angela
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I did say I was 16 w 3 d =)

They have places around here that do NOT do diagnostic...JUST look at the gender. And they won't even talk to me.

It was like when you were 5 and you played "store" with your neighbors but you wouldn't let the kids you didn't like shop there. Then you got bored because there weren't enough playmates for a good "store".
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April 5th, 2010, 09:51 AM
ladybugmomma's Avatar Trisha
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Well here they won't confirm until 20 weeks I want to know NOW too. We have nothing for baby and I don't want to shop until we know what baby is. I have an u/s next Monday, they won't tell me at 16 weeks, then I'll have one at 20 weeks, if they can't tell I will have to drive 5 hours, and pay $150 for a 3D u/s.
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April 5th, 2010, 10:06 AM
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How far are you from Chicago? I ran into a lot of the same problems as you but did find a place in Chicago who will do a gender peek at 16 weeks for $59 with a FREE return visit if they can't find out the sex at the first appt. I'm going this Saturday. I live about a hour from there and we're just gonna make a full day of the trip

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April 5th, 2010, 11:29 AM
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I know this is wrong, but if you really want to find out, tell them you're 18 weeks. The ultrasound tech didn't look her over. She was just looking for spread legs. The one here wouldn't do them until 18 weeks and I wanted it done for DH's birthday (exactly 17 weeks) so I just fibbed a bit. It meant a lot to us to have it done for his birthday since he wouldn't be around for the 20 week ultrasound.
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April 5th, 2010, 12:11 PM
amonstersmomma's Avatar Coetta Dawn
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I feel your pain! No place in this entire gosh forsaken state will do an elective ultrasound until you're 26-36 weeks How far are you from being able to drive to another state? (I'm so desperate that if this were possible I'd do it )
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