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To Find Out or Not to Find Out? THAT is the Question!
Pregnant with my third baby, we have decided to find out the sex of our baby before birth. We did this with our first two babies (both girls) and really enjoyed being able to know and plan and connect with our babies in the last few months of pregnancy. It seems to me though, that more and more couples are deciding to wait to find out the sex of their baby until birth. There are plenty of pros & cons for each scenario, of course. Even though I completely understand the reasons for wanting to wait, finding out ahead of time was for sure the best decision for us! Click to read through the reasons to find out and reasons to wait…
Is that little peanut a HE or a SHE?
Click through to see the pros & cons!
Want to Know Ahead of Time?
Here are many benefits of knowing your baby’s sex ahead of time…
No More Name Game
Instead of having a laundry list of both boy and girl baby names, you can narrow it down! Calling the baby by name when they are still in the womb is a great way to connect with him or her!
Decorate the Nursery
Instead of a gender-neutral palette for baby’s room, you can choose more gender-specific decorations!
No More Yellow & Green Clothes!
You can buy that cute pair of Mary Janes or that adorable little fedora!
Preparing Big Brother or Big Sister
Older siblings often have a difficult time adjusting to life with a new baby. Knowing if they are going to have a little brother or sister ahead of time can better help them prepare.
When you know if your baby is a boy or a girl ahead of time, it can help you bond!
Help Your Partner
When you aren’t carrying your baby, it can certainly be difficult to connect with him or her. Knowing if baby is a boy or a girl can really help your partner feel more connected to their little one.
Am I Really Having a Baby?
Despite your growing belly, pregnancy is often a surreal experience. Knowing the sex of your baby can certainly make your pregnancy seem more real!
A Nice Surprise
It makes the waiting a little easier because you get a nice surprise right in the middle of your pregnancy!
No Need to Keep Your Receipts
If you know for sure that your little one is a boy or a girl, the gifts you get won’t be super gender-neutral!
Prepare for Events After Birth
Knowing the sex ahead of time can help you prepare for gender-specific events after birth, such as circumcision, etc.
Or, Wait Until Birth
Click through to read the pros of waiting to find out the sex of your baby until birth…
Ever dreamed of the doctor yelling out, “It’s a boy!” or “It’s a girl!”? Then this might be right for you!
It's a Huge Surprise for Everyone
In fact, it’s a big surprise for friends and family too!
You Can Do It
The last few weeks of pregnancy can be truly unbearable. Knowing that you’re going to have a huge surprise on delivery day can be just what you need to make it through!
Yep, every once in awhile an ultrasound can be wrong. No chance of being wrong if you wait until birth!
You may choose to wait simply because women have been doing it this way for all of time!
If you are wanting a more natural/ non-invasive pregnancy and birth, an ultrasound may be out of the question for you.
The Real Deal
Some couples want to wait and decide on their baby’s name and how to decorate until they actually see their little love’s face.
What Would YOU Prefer?
Leave a comment here with WHY you chose to find out or WHY you chose to wait!