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

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Having a baby is a magical time of your life. As a woman, your body is changing in beautiful ways as it creates life. While some may not be pleasant (such as morning sickness), being pregnant is a joyous time of your life.

Many couples eagerly look forward to their first baby ultrasound. Here, they can hear their baby's heartbeat for the first time. It truly is a miracle what the human body can do! However, when it comes time for your second ultrasound — somewhere between 14 and 20 weeks on average — the decision has to be made: should you find out the sex of your baby or not?

Hey Baby Ultrasound offers the best 3D and 4D ultrasounds in Kirkland. Our mission is to document these precious moments in your life and the life of your baby's by offering you photos, gifts, and even videos of your baby. We understand how precious this time is so we want to make sure you don't miss a single minute. Below, we'll go over the timeless debate of whether you should find out the sex of your baby or not. Contact us today to learn more!


You Can Choose a Name

For many, choosing a name is not only a big deal, but it can also be extremely challenging — and time consuming. Many people today strive for uniqueness, yet they want to balance the unique name with either a soft name for girls or a strong name for boys. Many parents-to-be pour over baby name books, scour the internet, and ask friends for suggestions, spending hours on picking out the perfect name that their baby will have for the rest of their life. When you find out the gender of your baby ahead of time with a 3D or 4D ultrasound at Hey Baby Ultrasound in Kirkland, you cut this time of choosing a name in half, and you can focus on just one name instead of two.

You Can Buy Gender-Appropriate Clothing

Picking out your baby's clothing is another fun and exciting thing to do while you wait for your baby's arrival. Baby clothes are just so cute these days that it can be helpful to know the gender of your baby ahead of time. This will allow you to buy gender-appropriate clothing, and it's helpful for your baby shower as well so others can give you the right clothes as well. This also allows for all of the other accessories, such as baby blankets and nursing covers, to be the right color as well. In addition, many people shop at second-hand stores for their baby's clothes because babies so quickly that they can potentially only wear an outfit a handful of times. Also, many people give their baby's clothes as well to others, so knowing the gender can make this process easier.

You Can Prepare the Nursery

Another exciting event to do while you await for your baby to arrive is prepare the nursery. In fact, many people go all out on the nursery, so knowing the gender of your baby can help make this process smoother and more customized to your baby. From painting the walls and adding in girl or boy designs to buying color-coordinated dressers and cribs, there's almost no limit to the amount of customization you can do to your baby's nursery. Most items for nurseries are gender-specific, so when you know the gender of your baby, you'll have a much wider selection available to you. Knowing the gender will allow you to pick a theme and run with it, which sometimes is what you need when you're in the final weeks of waiting for baby. By scheduling a 3D or 4D ultrasound with Hey Baby Ultrasound in Kirkland, you can find out quickly your baby's gender.

You Aren't Disappointed

Many people dream of either little girls or little boys when they grow up and have children. This is carried into adulthood as well. Men usually want a boy to carry on the family name and to go fishing with. Women usually want a little girl to grow up to be just like her. Of course, these are generalizations, but the point is that many parents yearn for one gender over another. Thus, sometimes, when you find out the baby's gender ahead of time, you can either be elated or sad, but at least you can reconcile this news way ahead of the time the baby arrives. In the end, when you hold your precious creation, all of those feelings of disappointment will melt away instantly.

You Can Begin to Make Real Connections to Your Baby

Many parents-to-be want to know the gender of their baby ahead of time so that they can begin to form real connections with them. If they have settled on a name, they can begin to call their baby by their name and talk to them even. They can form an image in their mind of what their baby will look like (which 3D and 4D ultrasounds by Hey Baby Ultrasound in Kirkland can help with) and begin to imagine their baby. As all parents know, finding out what your baby looks like (and who!) is one of the best things about meeting your baby for the first time.


Becoming a parent is truly one of the most wonderful experiences on this earth. While most of us are under no delusion about the work involved, and there will definitely be trying days (if your infant develops colic, for instance), being a parent gives your life purpose and meaning that nothing else on this planet does.

Hey Baby Ultrasound in Kirkland was founded with the desire to help you treasure these moments that are all too fleeting in this world. From hearing your baby's heartbeat for the first time to finding out its gender and seeing features, you don't want to miss a moment. Thus, we've not only created affordable packages so that you can be sure you capture these moments throughout your pregnancy, but we've also added in photos, videos, and a live stream of your session. We've partnered with a digital online company so that you can instantly download your videos and pictures, as well as create an edited video and documentary of your baby's journey. You can add music and invite friends and family to view. We also offer an array of baby products for you, including prints, coffee mugs, and photo frames.

Finding out the gender of your baby is a personal decision that only you can make. Just remember, once you find out, you can't take it back. Above, we've laid out the reasons why to find out the gender. In our next blog post, you'll discover some of the reasons many people choose not to.

Hey Baby Ultrasound is committed to making your pregnancy journey special with our 3D and 4D ultrasounds. We offer a private and intimate ultrasound setting that is away from your doctor's office. Our technicians have over 20 years of experience in the healthcare field. Call today to schedule your appointment!

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