If you knew your babys gender @ 8 wks...

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If you knew your babys gender @ 8 wks...
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Fri, 01-16-2009 - 1:33pm

If you knew your babys gender @ 8 wks, would this impact your decision to carry?



  • Yes, if I knew the gender I would definately choose to keep the baby
  • Yes, it could impact my decision on whether or not I choose to keep the baby
  • No, this would not play a role in my decision


You will be able to change your vote.


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Registered: 11-09-2008
Fri, 01-23-2009 - 1:01am

I think if the person had a strong attachment to a certain relative or friend of the same gender as the baby, they might change their mind (medical decisions aside, Kate).


For instance, a woman with a strong attachment to her mother and sisters may wonder if the baby would look or act like one of them, or even more likely, herself, if she found out

 
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Registered: 01-15-2008
Tue, 01-20-2009 - 8:21pm

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From a cultural standpoint , no...but from a personal standpoint yes. Gender might make a difference. If a woman has say 2 girls and DH wants a boy, she might abort another girl knowing that the family can only support 3 children and having family preassure for that boy to carry on DH's family name.

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Registered: 01-13-2006
Tue, 01-20-2009 - 4:55pm

I wonder in the end, *What* difference will it make for women who

"It is right to be contented with what we have, but never with what we are."

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Registered: 02-15-2005
Tue, 01-20-2009 - 2:38pm
ITA!



So I’m leavin the White House to go tear Dallas a new party hole.


iVillage Member
Registered: 01-13-2006
Tue, 01-20-2009 - 2:01pm

Yup and one could also say:

"It is right to be contented with what we have, but never with what we are."

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Registered: 02-15-2005
Tue, 01-20-2009 - 1:34pm
No, knowing fetal gender wouldn't impact my decision. At 43 years old, with serious health issues that make pregnancy a very bad idea, and the mother of one fully cooked and launched son, I know I'd abort if I became pregnant. Gender has nothing to do with it.



So I’m leavin the White House to go tear Dallas a new party hole.


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Registered: 03-25-2003
Sun, 01-18-2009 - 6:10am
I voted "would not change my decision" but I guess if I were a carrier of a sex-linked genetic anomaly then knowing the gender might influence whether I continued with the pregnancy so I guess my real answer is "no except for very rare medical circumstances".





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Registered: 08-31-2004
Sat, 01-17-2009 - 11:14am

No, it didn't affect my decision.

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Registered: 01-13-2006
Sat, 01-17-2009 - 12:21am

Perhaps, we aren't reading the same thread?


I'm responding to your post below.

"It is right to be contented with what we have, but never with what we are."

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Registered: 08-07-2008
Fri, 01-16-2009 - 10:38pm

That's your opinion. You find me presumptuous, I find you that way as well.


No, I don't know what medical procedure she had done, nor is it any of my business nor yours.


But, she voted on whether or not the gender of her unborn child would have affected her decision, and her answer was no. So, obviously she knew what she wanted.


I never inferred she "wanted" to have an abortion in my statement to her. I was simply asking if knowing the gender would have changed her mind.


Interesting how biased you are.


God bless you........

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