U S Question Finding Out The Gender

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Tess - November 15

here's the deal.....we dont get to find out our baby's gender til 1st wk of Jan '06 (thats like 1 month n some wks) I go in again in 12/05 for a regular check up and stuff but I wanted to ask my Dr. if we could find out the baby's gender atleast before Christmas and stuff? Do you think he would OK it or not? Any of you ladies had this experienced? Feedbacks and comments would be really appreciated. THanks!

 

anita - November 15

it doesn't hurt to ask. docs usually do the second u/s btwn 18-22wks, but he's checking on the heart,spine, etc. to make sure that the baby's ok. finding out the s_x is usualy just an added perk. if you're not that far along, he may not do it. but like i said earlier, it doesn't hurt to ask. i know how you feel. i couldn't wait to find out what i was having (a girl). here's a tip, eat something sweet and drink something cold right before you go in for the u/s to make sure the baby's awake and active. good luck and let us know what you're having. :-)

 

maya - November 15

also I think they dont check till later because it isnt 100 percent certain till about the 18th week I hear. Till then 'things' arent as developed and clear. I too hope that when I get my next us which will be at less than 18 weeks the baby will have an obvious something to show us.

 

Shannon B. - November 15

I'm finding out the s_x in 8 days...I'll be 17 weeks and 3 days along.

 

Tess - November 15

Im almost 14 wks this Friday 11/18 and by the time I see my doctor on 12/05 Im on my early 17wks. He (doctor) had mentioned before that between 18-20wks thats when we get to find out our baby's gender....I thought after that he would schedule me for an u/s, but I was wrong.....He was like so after the 5th (dec) I wont see you til the 1st wk of Jan and thats when we get to find out the gender of your baby?!?! I was like........"what?" I really want to know before christmas....Atleast eventhough its now 100% sure, atleast we have some idea n stuff. Arrggggghhhhhhh I hate waiting. "patience is a virtue" LOL

 

Tess - November 15

PS. I've already have 2 u/s during this pregnancy. 1st was during my 6th wk and 2nd was during my early 11wks (emergency u/s) then thats why I was curious to find out and see if Dr. would OK it to have an earlier u/s to find out the baby's gender. Thanks!

 

Amy - November 15

i was lucky i had u/s at 6wks 5d ,8wks 5d ,12wks 5d ,16wks 5d ,20wks 5d, 24wks 5d so we found out it'd a BOY

 

anita - November 15

Amy- how were you able to have so many? do you live in the US and if so did your ins. cover or did you pay out of pocket? i'm curious b/c i want another one before tha baby's born but my doc told me most ins. only covers 2 unless there's a problem. i'm so jealous! i WISH i got to see my girl that much.

 

Tess - November 15

Anita, Im not sure about that insurance thingy. I haven't follow up w/ my insurance about u/s and how many is needed ONLY. I thought you can always request it. W/ my insurance everytime I have a Dr. appt, Lab, u/s or anything done to me......I dont have to pay anything (co-pay what so ever since I got pregnant) Are most insurance like that?

 

anita - November 15

Tess-i have humana and i do get lab bills for the part that my insurance company doesn't cover. i asked my doc after my last u/s (which was my 2nd) if i'd get another before the baby was born and he said no b/c ins. only covers 2 unless something's wrong. i thought i had a really good ins., but maybe not. have you had more than 2? maybe i'll call my company and find out if i can request another one.

 

anita - November 15

nevermind... i forgot that you already said you've had two. i'll just call my company and see what they say about another for me.

 

maya - November 16

does it maybe depend on what type of doctor you see? my doctor has an u/s in his office so every visit I make to him he checks the baby. I didnt know it could be different. I'm in my 13th week. I've seen the baby 5 times to date. next one is a whole month away! I can not wait.

 

Tess - November 16

Anita, I have Cigna Health Care under my hubby's insurance. Since I've found out I was preggy....I dont have to pay any penny. :) Im not sure about u/s though.....Im sure (I think) I can req. my OB to have another one before christmas comes along......WE really do wanna find out the gender.....It would have been nice for a Christmas gift for me n hubby.

 

Tess - November 16

This sucks...I recently called my Insurance ask them about how many u/s Im allowed to have w/ this pregnancy and she said "2" only unless Dr. had advise that I need the u/s. Ive already have 2 and Im almost 14wks.........this sucks big time. So what theyre sayin is.....if we get another u/s to find out the gender I might have to pay for that from my own pocket?!?! Thats BS!!! Now Im really p__sed off.

 

anita - November 16

Tess- that would be a nice gift for you guys. i'm not very patient myself and i was counting down the days til i could find out the s_x of my baby. i even started a thread to find out what i could do to make sure she was awake so i wouldn't be dissapointed. good luck and i hope you find out soon. :-)

 

anita - November 16

you might not have to pay out of pocket b/c you said the 2nd one you had was an emergency and the doc will still want to see the baby sometime in the middle of your pregnancy. he already did advise the u/s in Jan, right?

 

Tess - November 16

Anita, yes. He said from the last time I saw him 11/09 it would be 1 more appt then the next one would be u/s to find out the gender.....I will be 21wks by then. *you're right, middle of my pregnancy* OMG! I can't wait. YES, I even asked her about the 2nd time I had an u/s coz I had some light bleeding and they wanna check the baby and stuff.......so yeah thats considered "emergency u/s" that a Dr. prescribed. I wonder how much is an u/s? Do any of you ladies here know? Anita, where's the thread you have started? I wanna come check it. Thanks!

 

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