Nub Theory

After my 12 week scan I was happy that they are happy, healthy and looking perfect. My due date is 22nd September, although being twins they won’t let me go past 37 weeks, so looking at delivery early September.

It has now been a few days since my scan and I am an impatient person, so I started to wonder about the nub theory I’ve seen mentioned. I’ve never tried it with either of my other babies, but I thought it would be a bit of fun.

Research showed that the nub of the babys genitals seems to either lay paralell to the spine in the case of a girl, or stick up at atleast 30 degrees for a boy. The nub is clearly visible on both my babies scans, and clearly sticking up. 2 boys? I looked back at my previous 2 12 week scans, but neither actually showed the nub so I cannot confirm or discount it! Websites say that if the nub is clear it has 88% sucess rate… however there are lots of stories where it has been wrong and poo-pooed by medical professionals.

I am taking this with a pinch of salt, however, it is good to have a bit of prewarning, since I was really hoping to have atleast one girl in my brood that I actually get to raise, so atleast when I have it confirmed (or denied) I won’t be too shocked.



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