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In the first few weeks of my pregnancy, someone told me that I should not find out the gender of the baby until it’s born. Their reason was simple. They believed that if I found out the gender of the baby before it was born, then I would not be excited to meet it, and all the surprises would be over and I wouldn’t care about the baby at all and I would have ruined its life.
I kindly disagree.
With gender discovery, you have two options, either wait until the baby is born or find out the gender at about 20 weeks. Here is a case for finding out the gender at 20 weeks.
Benefits for finding out the sex.
- Prenatal bonding – according to the HYPNOBIRTHING philosophy, connection and bonding with your baby begins during pregnancy, and is assisted with imagining and visualising you life with your new baby.
- Knowing the gender removes a little mystery about what is to come.
- Helps others to bond and connect
- You tend to get more presents. People around you will also feel more connected to the baby that is coming and will give you heaps more presents.
- You can learn about gender specific things early, like holding the penis down when changing nappies. Ask friends for advice about creepy things like baby girls getting their period (it happens).
- It might be wrong. That is the biggest problem with finding out the gender. The gender may be incorrect. As long as you’re prepared for a mistake, you should be fine. Just laugh about it, and change the name.
- You might ruin it’s life by not caring about it at all.