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  1. #1 Anthropological gender opinion regarding my 20 week ultrasound 
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    Hiya!

    Is there somebody here with knowledge of differentiating between a female and male skull. This is a pic of my 20 week ultrasound and I have been doing A LOT of research in as to what the gender of my child could be, I have yet to come to a conclusion..It is said that female skull attributes include a prominence and verticality in the forehead region and also a pointy chin, these are the only attributes I notice in my u/s pic which I think could suggest a 'girl'.

    Here is my ultrasound photo.
    Mybellybug20weeks.jpg


    I have been comparing my ultrasound to a diagram I found online
    Diffrentiate male skull from female skull

    I would appreciate your expertise in helping me in my quest to determine the gender through the skull theory.
    Thank you kindly for your time and I look forward to reading your posts!


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    Quote Originally Posted by racha View Post
    Hiya!

    Is there somebody here with knowledge of differentiating between a female and male skull. This is a pic of my 20 week ultrasound and I have been doing A LOT of research in as to what the gender of my child could be, I have yet to come to a conclusion..It is said that female skull attributes include a prominence and verticality in the forehead region and also a pointy chin, these are the only attributes I notice in my u/s pic which I think could suggest a 'girl'.

    Here is my ultrasound photo.
    Mybellybug20weeks.jpg


    I have been comparing my ultrasound to a diagram I found online
    Diffrentiate male skull from female skull

    I would appreciate your expertise in helping me in my quest to determine the gender through the skull theory.
    Thank you kindly for your time and I look forward to reading your posts!
    Well fetal skulls are not fully developed and so it isn't likely that you can determine gender of a fetus by observing differences in adult human skulls.

    Maybe if you can collect sonogram images from women over time who obviously at some point came to know the gender of their child. Compare the images of babies that turned out to be male and the images of those that turned out to be female. Try and distinguish from there if you notice any patterns of distinction. I don't know if this type of research has ever been done but it would be interesting to see the results of it. But my guess is that the distinction would be negligible since final skull size and shape can be altered depending on the levels of various hormones present at puberty.

    You may notice that baby boys and baby girls can be quite androgynous and indistinguishable if they are dressed the same. That's why we tag them with pink and blue colors lol.


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    Ok- off topic nitpicking
    Diffrentiate male skull from female skull
    At the end of the article, it actually says the following:
    "But if you are interested to do your own research start digging in your backyard, who knows you might get a pair of skulls so just look at these features to know weather it is of a male or female."
    WHAT?
    Not only is the suggestion absolutely absurd, but the complete lack of proper punctuation, grammar, diction or syntax makes it appear as though the sentence was structured by an 11 year old. Not to mention the homophone.

    I think if you find skulls in your backyard, you might have much bigger concerns than checking out their mastoid processes.


    Sorry, off topic rant complete... I feel much better, now...
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    lol.. Thank you both for your thoughts x

    Have done a fair bit of comparisons to confirmed boy and girl ultrasound pics of skulls seagypsy and from what I have seen I feel my pic leans more to the skulls I have seen of females and also looks almost identical to the ultrasound photo of my close friend of which gender has been confirmed female...still, it is a stab in the dark, the wondering of what gender it is drives me whoppers at times but i wouldn't trade it in by having it medically confirmed, looking forward to the surprise of it all when the time comes but having fun with the guessing xxx
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    yeh
    female would be my guess

    when my sons were born, i heard other birthing mothers threatening their partners, screeming, and ......well altogether a really intense moment or 1000
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    a whole new world opened before me

    best of luck
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    1. A 16-week-gestation ultrasound may indicate your baby's gender. Go in for an ultrasound at 16 weeks gestation, which is the earliest point at which gender can be determined.


    2 Look for signs in the genital area that may indicate a female fetus. The labia, or outer rim of the vagina, is generally the most noticeable genital sign on an ultrasound. In the genital area, it is indicated by three small lines in a row.


    3 Look for signs in the genital area that may indicate a male fetus. You might see a small protrusion that resembles the head of a snail, indicating the scrotum and penis.



    4 Sometimes, it's hard to determine a baby's gender through ultrasound. Return for an ultasound, if unsuccessful, at 16 weeks, and again at 20 weeks, and look for these signs. You may just need more time. By 16 weeks gestation, gender can be determined about 85 percent of the time, according to obstetrician Dr. Michael Applebaum.





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    Thank you both x

    I've chosen not to find out the gender but have gained an interest in 'guessing' so investigating the skull theory is the only avenue I have to play with..
    Thanks for the link cosmictraveler...I attempted to investigate gender through the 'nub theory' however this is only doable with an ultrasound of around 14 weeks....My tech also omitted any ultrasound pics which may have contained clues as to the gender, so I have no shots of the genital region..Only a skull

    Thank you sculptor for your warm wishes x

    Very excited about all that lies before me...three and a half months more to go and my wonder bug will materialise and I will find out what he or she is
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    And then you will have one answer to one question but will suddenly realize there are a billion new questions to ask lol.
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    lol seagypsy! yep! this week has been the start of SO MANY more questions, especially now that it has dawned on me that 'hey, in under 4 months I will give birth to this baby, How do I want to go about that?' rather than become another number on the medical system conveyer belt, I wish to be an active participant in the birth so lots of trips to the library for me this month!
    and that is only the labouring part,, aw gawwwd :/ lol xxx
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    Quote Originally Posted by racha View Post
    lol seagypsy! yep! this week has been the start of SO MANY more questions, especially now that it has dawned on me that 'hey, in under 4 months I will give birth to this baby, How do I want to go about that?' rather than become another number on the medical system conveyer belt, I wish to be an active participant in the birth so lots of trips to the library for me this month!
    and that is only the labouring part,, aw gawwwd :/ lol xxx
    All I can suggest is that you need to try your very best to stay calm and as relaxed as possible during the labor pains. Lamaze classes would probably be helpful. I never did lamaze but I wish I had. I panicked when I had my first child and started pushing before it was time. Got the baby wedged sideways and ended up having an unplanned csection. having had a bad experience the first time, the next two deliveries scared me even more and I demanded an epidural weeks before I even went into labor. And the fourth pregnancy had complications discovered early in pregnancy so ended up being a planned c-section so that one was pretty relaxed. But It's my guess, that if I had prepared myself mentally for the process of birth and had learned the breathing techniques rather than assuming I knew more than the doctor and that I should just do what feels right as any prehistoric woman would have I would likely have had a much smoother delivery. I failed to acknowledge that in prehistoric and even relatively recent modern human history that infant and maternal mortality during delivery were quite high back before doctors knew how to help you safely deliver. I could have killed myself and my son hotdoggin like I did.

    Those "What to Expect..." books are pretty good. I got "what to expect when you're expecting" when I was pregnant with my second child. Of course there is probably a website version of the book now. back then the interwebs were for the rich folk lol.

    looked it up and they do have a website now lol. http://www.whattoexpect.com/what-to-...ding-page.aspx
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    Thanks for sharing your advice seagypsy! I appreciate your suggestions of staying calm, preparing yourself mentally and so forth...I am hoping that from now I am able to gather enough material, information to have the confidence to relax during labour and work with my body in order to have a natural delivery....fingers crossed...I think I have a pretty 'low' pain tolerance, even pap smears are excruciating for me, not so much the physical sensations of it but the mental...my last (and only) pap smear, I was taken aside afterwards and asked by the nurse if I have been raped as she had never seen anybody react the way I did to one...yet, I feel as though I want a natural delivery without the use of epidural...so breathing/visualisation techniques are of huge importance in me learning now (thanks for the 'lamaze' suggestion also) Ahhhh i wish this baby could just be born out of my elbow or something lol x
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