Pregnancy is an endearing phenomenon that leaves everyone perplex. Even the couple! As the woman changes, literally overnight, the beauty of carrying within you another human soon becomes a proud responsibility, though some husbands maybe so scared to get involved and may hastily revamp the quest room into their bed room, far away emesis, spitting and an unending weakness. Fortunately men are now treading their bold steps carefully when it comes to getting involved (some do get too involved and go into labor as well; a frightening sight which you should never see), determining the sex of the baby using ultrasound is one aspect that still unifies all. It is no doubt exciting, but can we up the fun?
The first mistake we should naturally not make, but quite common, is to see your obstetrician or sonologist with both of you having the same sex in mind. It is a huge false start before the real start. Probably the best time to make one! In other to avoid this and turn the less than half an hour freak show into an interesting experience, you must find a way to come with different guesses, even if it is simply for betting purposes. The process of stripping the unborn child should not end in a victory or defeat for both. There should be a winner. It does not matter if it was just an easy guess, but what is important is the consequence; one gets to hold, commonly the wife from my experience, the bragging rights until delivery. While ladies are more accurate baffles me, but my gut sense tells me it might not be far from a hidden ability to induce to baby to speak up.
Often my clients are so engrossed in the details that appear mazy, scattered and eternally indiscernible. I show what apparently appears like a male sex and they chorus hastily, “it is a girl”. The second tip is to avoid a common tragedy, the doctor’s overbearing influence on your natural intellect and enjoy participating fully in what amounts to the forensic anatomy of sex determination. Just become a detective for the sake of knowing the sex of your baby. We generally switch off our cognitive processes and deny ourselves the opportunity to exploit our intellect when we assume that the person that is talking to us is so vast in whatever and any gentle attempt to involve us is presumed to infer an attempt to ridicule. By telling us that this is where it is, he wants to open up our deep well of ignorance. You frequently tell yourself, “Let’s get it over with”. You can never enjoy must medical encounters like that. In sex determination with ultrasound what you see is what you get, so much like in real life. Study the pictures carefully and, “was I not right!”
Thirdly, if you had a nice experience, there is no harm in booking another date even if you are convinced the sex won’t change. Ultrasounds are high frequency sound (a range of 3.5 – 7.5 mega Heinz for must medical imaging), which have been shown to be very safe. A lot of couples enjoy this pictorial interaction with their babies that is often impossible to quantify. It is like bringing the baby out of the womb; playing around for a while and returning her to dimly lit abode, surrounded by unending platters of water, where she can feel and sense but not see. We seem to be aware of her unique predicament and so gladly seek opportunities to animate her experience.
Finally, always allow the excitement to endure. It is not too difficult to achieve this, but you need to work on it. Definitely, it is much easier to simply forget that the ultrasound can be wrong. To suspend the expectation at birth, simply do not put so much faith on machines, so that on the day of delivery, you are still pumped up about the sex of the baby, especially if you are the father. Never mind that your wife would have done her sex based shopping; blue for the male and pink for the female. And the couple must never forget to thank the baby for great opportunity to see something private. Some would fold their legs so tightly together that it is impossible to make out the sex.