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Should You Find Out the Sex of Your Baby? The Cons Are Revealed

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From the moment you find out you are pregnant, you are flooded with emotions. You are happy, a bit afraid, and nervous. If this is your first baby, you have no idea what to expect, but you're ready. And Hey Baby Ultrasound in Kirkland is there to document every step of your pregnancy journey.

Hey Baby Ultrasound offers 3D and 4D ultrasounds in the Kirkland and greater Seattle area. Baby ultrasounds are the only service we offer here, and we mean to keep it that way. We believe that having a small, private, comfortable setting to "meet" your baby in can make all the difference in your pregnancy experience. It will just be you, your partner, and any friends and family you invite. Our incredible baby ultrasounds will help you answer the questions you've been dying to know, such as if your baby is healthy with five fingers and five toes.

One of the other most pressing questions that is on most parents-to-be minds' is finding out the gender of your baby. In our last blog post, we laid out the pros of finding out the gender of your baby. In this blog post, we'll list some of the cons of discovering your baby's gender ahead of time. Contact us for your next baby sonogram today!


It's Exciting

Pregnancy is not exactly a walk in the park. Many women experience morning sickness, and as the baby grows, they grow too — and not exactly in the most flattering ways. You can experience bloating, bleeding gums, hemorrhoids, vaginal discharge, heartburn, acne, and varicose veins. Some women even have to go on bed rest as well, for such conditions as high blood pressure or preeclampsia, as well as a risk for a miscarriage. In short, pregnancy can be difficult. Thus, after all of the unpleasantness, it's nice to have a surprise at the end, such as what gender your baby is.

You Can Pick Out Two Names

Picking out names, which can be challenging, is also fun. When you decide to forgo the knowledge of your baby after you had your 3D or 4D ultrasound, you now can search for a boy's and a girl's name. Many people scour the internet for ideas, or some go the more traditional route and name their babies after family members. Many people have their hearts already set on a name that they have liked since childhood. Plus, if you have more than one child, you will already have one name picked out for the next baby.

Avoid Mistakes

With the advent of 3D and 4D ultrasounds, most of the time qualified technicians can tell what the gender of your baby is definitively. However, mistakes still do occur, especially if you only have one ultrasound early on in your pregnancy. Being told the wrong baby gender only to find out at birth that you had it wrong the whole time can be devastating. After all, you've invested all that time in choosing a gender name, decking out your nursery and baby clothes with the appropriate gender clothing, and fixing it in your mind you would have a certain gender baby. By not finding out the gender of your baby, you'll avoid this altogether. Hey Baby Ultrasound in Kirkland offers top-notch 3D and 4D ultrasounds by our experienced healthcare professionals. We will give you a percentage certainty on the sex of your baby every time, so you won't suffer a let down such as this.

Avoid Family Disappointment and Pressure

Some relatives are dead-set on you having a certain gender baby. Whether it's your dad who wants a grandson to play football with, or it's your mom who only had girls herself and now wants to spoil a granddaughter, the pressure can be overwhelming. When you find out the gender and it's not what someone in your family wants, it can be hard to deal with. Furthermore, the same can be said for you. Many people have their hearts set on a certain gender. While some say that finding out ahead of time can help with the disappointment, there is nothing like being told the gender of your baby and then that precious baby being placed in your arms. The euphoria you feel will not be quantifiable.

In a similar vein, you can avoid a bunch of comments from friends, acquaintances, coworkers, and even strangers. Most people, once they find out you are pregnant, will ask you the gender. When you say, "I don't know," you'll have several different reactions. However, you will avoid the whole unsolicited advice and stories if you keep the news on neutral ground.


Hey Baby Ultrasound in Kirkland was founded for one purpose — to give you the ultimate baby ultrasound experience, from your first ultrasound where you hear your baby's heart beat for the first time to the last ultrasound where you check the health and position of your baby. We offer a very private setting for you, your partner, and any friends and family you want to invite to enjoy these special moments with you.

In addition, we help you document every moment of your baby ultrasound, from providing photos to videos and gifts as well. We offer convenient 3D or 4D ultrasound packages that can make it incredibly easy. In addition, we also offer a la carte options if you only need one of our many services. We offer small plush animals that will play your baby's heart beat for you, USB drives, DVDs, and an option to live stream your baby ultrasound so you can share the moment with faraway loved ones. You can even book your prenatal ultrasound online at your convenience.

Whether you decide to find out the gender of your baby or not, Hey Baby Ultrasound is here to help. We can ensure that you don't find out while still getting great images of your baby. Cherish these moments forever with us. Book your 3D or 4D ultrasound today!

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