20 Week Scan – Boy or Girl?
Going for your 20 week scan is an exciting milestone. Officially halfway through your pregnancy and doubtless you can feel your baby moving around now. Of course, more than anything you want to make sure that the baby is growing properly, but your 20 week scan is also an opportunity to discover the sex if you so desire.
Before becoming pregnant, I had always been adamant that I would never want to know. Which is bizarre really as I am one of the most impatient people I know, and surprises drive me mad! I like to be prepared and be able to plan but despite this had always dreamt that the baby’s sex would be unknown to me until after the birth.
But after my 12 week scan I became desperate to know. I wanted to start buying clothes, nursery equipment and lovely bedroom decorations. I also wanted to know who was inside me and get even more excited about it! The temptation was too hard to resist. Also it’s a good job I did find out as I had a strong feeling of the sex of my baby both times – it also turns out I was wrong both times!!
This is purely down to individual choice, a lot of people say it ruins the surprise – it would be more of a surprise if they got it wrong!! I still like the idea of having a surprise and waiting until the birth and hope to do so if I’m lucky enough to have another baby, just need to find a huge amount of willpower from somewhere! For the record though, I don’t think finding out makes any difference to how wonderful it will be seeing your baby for the first time. Growing and giving birth to your baby incredible on its own and surely knowing what sex it is doesn’t take anything away from it?!
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