Question: I’m about to go in for my 20-week ultrasound. How do I decide whether or not I want to find out my baby’s gender?
Answer: Unless there’s a medical reason for you to determine your baby’s gender, it’s totally optional to you. There are no right or wrong decisions. Some women choose to find out for practical reasons, like name selection or nursery decorating. Others want to find out because they just can’t stand the suspense. But many still prefer the guessing game, and decide to find out the old-fashioned way. The choice is yours. If you do decide to find out now, keep in mind that determining gender isn’t an exact science yet with a regular ultrasound. (The more high-tech 3D ultrasounds now available can guarantee a higher success rate). So if you do decide to find out your baby’s gender via a regular ultrasound, remember that it’s only an educated guess.