Even before I got pregnant, I knew I wanted to know if I was having a boy or girl. I’m not big into surprises and I like to have everything ready when there’s a big life change coming up. Being surprised just isn’t my jam.
But some people love the anticipation of not finding out their baby’s gender until he or she is actually born, and that’s fabulous! If you’re one of those people, then this post is for you! Here are some helpful tips for keeping your baby’s gender a secret until delivery.
1. Let the tech know immediately for any ultrasound. Obviously you want to let the ultrasound tech know right away if you’re planning on keeping your baby’s gender a secret. That way they won’t let tell you what you’re having!
2. Have the ultrasound tech tell you when she’s going to look at the reproductive organs. You don’t want to be looking at the screen when she heads down south because you might accidentally see what’s up. You’ll want to look away during that part if you’re planning on keeping your baby’s gender a secret!
3. Look away at the start of the ultrasound. Since you might not know your baby’s position before the ultrasound, your tech might put the probe on your belly and immediately see your baby’s reproductive organs! This happened to us twice with our third baby (there was no doubt he was a boy after that!), so just be aware that if you’re planning on not finding out, look away!
4. Let the doctors and nurses know. Your doctor will have access to the ultrasound images so make sure he or she knows that you don’t want to know what you’re having. It’s okay to bring it up at every appointment just so they don’t forget. You might sound like a broken record, but that is totally fine!
5. Ask if you can put a note in your chart so the nurses and doctors don’t let it slip. This might sound excessive, but it could be a good idea to have a little note on your record so that your nurse doesn’t come in and ask you how baby boy is doing before you know you’re even having a boy! Whoops!
Keeping your baby’s gender a secret until delivery can be a lot of fun (I mean I’ve never done it, but I assume it is!). Hopefully these five tips will help you be surprised when your baby is born! And boy or girl, babies are the best!