3 Steps For Getting Ready For Your Gender Reveal Ultrasound

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One of the most exciting milestones of many pregnancies is the gender reveal ultrasound. Here are three steps to take that will help you get ready for the gender reveal ultrasound.

#1 Dress For The Occasion

The first thing you need to do to prepare for your gender reveal ultrasound is make sure that you are wearing the appropriate type of clothing. In order to have an ultrasound taken of your belly area, you are going to need to remove or lower your clothing. Wearing tight fitting clothing will make this process more difficult.

Instead, where a pair of stretchy pants that you can easily pull down a bit so that the ultrasound can be performed. You should also wear a loose-fitting or flowing type of shirt that you can easily pull up. That way, you'll feel comfortable and you will not have to change into a gown for your ultrasound.

#2 Drink Up

The second thing you need to do is drink a lot of water before your ultrasound. When your bladder is full, it is easier to see your child in detail. This will help your ultrasound technician and you to more easily identify what type of genitalia that your baby has.

An hour before you go, down two glasses of water to ensure that your bladder will be full. This will help ensure that your baby's gender is correctly identified during the ultrasound.

#3 Write Down How You Want To Learn The Gender

Before you go in, inform your ultrasound technician in writing about how you want the news revealed to you. Everyone has different preferences for how they learn about their baby's gender, which is why you need to think about how you want the experience to go before hand.

For example, if you want to look at the ultrasound and try to guess the gender of your child with your partner and then have the obstetrician confirm it, that is one option. Or you can ask for your obstetrician to take a picture of your baby and put it inside of an envelope that you and your partner can open later to find out the gender of your baby. Or perhaps one of you wants to be told and the other one doesn't.

However you want the news revealed to you, you need to make sure that you share that information in writing and verbally with your obstetrician and ultrasound technician.  

By following the three steps above, the entire process of learning the gender of your child should go as you envisioned this major pregnancy milestone.