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The Chatterbox

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Mitch's picture Mitch

Wow, that is some comment.

On a related note, I really enjoy the commercial for the at-home pregnancy test where the woman says, "Imagine knowing you were pregnant at the moment of conception! That's not yet possible..." You know they're just hoping people are half paying attention to the TV and saying, "I can find out I'm pregnant at the moment of conception? I gotta buy that!"


Lindsay's picture Lindsay

While I can understand the want to know your baby's sex, I think there is still something to be said for waiting to find out too.

There are so few surprises left in the world, and in this age of having to know everything RIGHT NOW, waiting to find out the sex of your baby can be an exciting and refreshing change.


Cara's picture Cara

Wow -- that is scary. I agree that finding out the sex can be convenient and fun. My husband and I decided to find out because it was one way to take some of the uncertainty, anxiety, and mystery out of a VERY long and unpredictable 9 months! As a bonus, I came to find out that it was a nice way to bond with the baby before she was born.

But this whole idea of finding everything out at the soonest possible moment does seem over the top and unecessary. And does make you question the motive. As you said, why not wait til 20wks and find out from your doctor? There really is no need at all, except in the scenario of that comment ... and yes, that is really really sad.


julieFEN's picture julieFEN

Yeah, I thought the test was pretty interesting. But, the comment really put a downer on the entire article. Now, I'm not a professional, but I guess waiting to the 20-week sonogram to find out the sex of the baby is too late to "terminate" the pregnancy. Ummmm....It's a baby. Lots of people can't even have a baby! You really need to be that picky? Oh well, to each his own!