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Anon on

I’m confused. Why didn’t those mothers have a sonogram to double check? Having a blue room, or pink clothes isn’t the end of the world.

MZ on

Anon, it sounded like most did have a sonogram and then found out the error. However, most insurance plans only cover 2 sonograms: 1 at 10 wks or thereabouts and 1 at about 20 wks. If the baby has its legs crossed, you can’t tell the gender and don’t get another chance unless you pay out of pocket (which still seems cheaper than paying the $270 but maybe not…).

MZ on

But I think the point here is not that the women couldn’t double check, it’s that the company’s claims are a lie. The test is NOT 99.9% accurate. Therefore, they shouldn’t be allowed to advertise as such.

fnhdl on

If I hadn’t had GD, I would have only gotten one sonogram my entire pregnancy, at 19 weeks. Even the sonographer only claimed to be 90% accurate, at best. We ended up with 2 more sonograms before Lily was born, because of the GD, and they reconfirmed the sex for me every time because I was so worried I would have a little boy coming home to pink walls with butterflies and flowers🙂

But you’re right, MZ, the issue is the company blatantly lied. Although I’m amazed at the woman in the story that blames the product for the dissolution of her marriage. I’m sorry, but if your husband is so hung up on having a boy that he’ll leave you when the baby is a girl, I’m pretty sure that marriage wasn’t on solid ground to start with.

Rose on

I’d say that if a man is so immature, misogynistic, and selfish that he’d leaved his wife over giving birth to a girl then good riddance!

UggaMugga.com on

Cute picture!

Natasha on

Those people are ricidulous and have no case. My sister in law has seen the sonogram and yeah that looks like a penis but you know what, it could easily be a girl and they know that. It’s just clothes…. I’m thinking gift receipts.🙂

Christina Bledsoe on

I don’t know why, but when I think of a ‘Max’ I think of a shaggy dog.

Miao on

I saw one of those gender test kits at a local supermarket just the other day. 99.9% accuracy would make it more accurate than amniocentesis, and no prenatal test is more accurate in predicting gender than amnio.

It’s a little disheartening that the family of the woman who named and bonded with the baby she thought would be a son was disappointed to find out it was actually a girl. Wouldn’t a healthy baby be more important, even if they would have preferred a boy?

I doubt that the man who left his wife over the incorrect result (even though the baby turned out to be a boy anyway) would have made the best, most loving husband. Really immature of him.

Natasha on

Miao, exactly! Does anyone actually think that things are 99.9% effective with no slip ups, or even believe that it IS 99.9% effective? Even with hand sanitizer, it will kill 9.9% of germs, but only the ones that can be killed. The “mega” germs stay on your hand which are usually the ones that make you sick. If birth control (of any kind) were as effective as it says, there would be way less surprise pregnancies too.

Natasha on

^ that was supposed to say 99.9% (both times, instead of 9.9%)

MZ on

Companies shouldn’t make claims they can’t back up. Period. In that sense the women do have a case, Natasha. I hope they weren’t really traumatized to find out their kids were going to be the other gender, clothes are just clothes as others have pointed out, but yes, many people do believe those sorts of claims. I personally wouldn’t buy such a product, but I’m in the healthcare field and have additional knowledge.

Lorus on

3D ultrasound packages run about $250 here so I have no idea why they wouldn’t just go with that instead of trusting this method. In my mind they deserve what they got. You should be happy to have a healthy baby no matter the gender. That woman whose husband left is better off. If he left her for something so simple then he wasn’t going to be a very good husband/Father in the long run.

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