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

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

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Tue, 01-20-2009 - 2:38pm

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Tue, 01-20-2009 - 4:55pm

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

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


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: 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