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    Are ultrasounds 100% accurate?

    Hello ladies! I'm a mother of 2 wonderful and beautiful girls, who couldn't be more blessed! I am also currently pregnant with my 3rd child. My symptoms now are totally different from the previous pregnancies I've had. I had an ultrasound last Tuesday and the doctor said that I was having another girl, but it took him quite a while to find out the gender. I just wanted to know if ultrasounds are 100% accurate and if there is any possibility that the doctor could be wrong? Thank you for your answers.

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    Dear Teenmotherof3,

    Welcome to the Pregnancy, Birth and beyond forum! Congratulations on your pregnancy!

    The sex prediction at an ultrasound is not 100% accurate; it is slightly less accurate when the predicted sex is given as a girl compared to a boy. How many weeks pregnant were you at your ultrasound? From 18 weeks the sex prediction is very accurate (but it is never given as a certainty).

    Best wishes,

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    Thank you very much for your reply LJ! I was 21 weeks when I got the ultrasound, so I guess it's pretty accurate. I was really hoping for a boy, but I am still more than happy with another girl.

    Warm regards,

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    Hi Doriza,

    Thanks for your reply.

    Yes at 21 weeks the ultrasound sex prediction should be very accurate.

    I hope you enjoy bonding with your baby in the rest of your pregnancy.

    Warm wishes,

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