Should I find out the gender of my baby?

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One of the very first decisions you will have to make as a parent-to-be is whether to find out the gender of your baby. Some people choose to take the traditional route and wait until delivery, whilst others prefer to have an early pregnancy gender scan. It’s a personal choice and there isn’t a right or wrong answer, but it’s important to think carefully before making your final decision.

If you’re still unsure of what to do, perhaps we can help. Here we outline some of the main benefits of a baby gender scan Manchester and the reasons why we think it’s better to know if you’re having a boy or girl.

5 reasons to have an early gender scan

  1. Preparation and organisation

Once the baby arrives, your days (and nights!) will be filled with feeding, changing, and getting to know your new arrival. There will be many things to think about and, the chances are, you won’t have time to pop out to the shops. It’s much better to be prepared in advance and if you’re the type of person who likes to be organised, finding out the gender is probably the best option for you.

Not only will a private gender scan give you time to buy clothes, baby equipment and day-to-day essentials, you can also decorate the nursery and make sure everything is ready and in place.

  1. A form of motivation

Pregnancy is an exciting time, but it can be very difficult too. Whilst a few lucky people will glide through the nine months without any issues, most will experience unpleasant and ongoing symptoms – such as morning sickness, nausea, back pain, insomnia, fatigue, anxiety and more.

This is where an early gender scan can be helpful. Finding out the sex of your baby acts as a form of motivation, that will get you through the hard days of your pregnancy. You can really start to bond with your baby and focus on your future together after pregnancy and birth.

  1. Choosing a name

Having a gender ultrasound gives you the option to choose a name much earlier. Rather than trawling through numerous books and online forums for both male and female options, you only have to decide on one name. Once you’ve found the perfect one, you can then either choose to keep it secret or share it with friends and family – making everything seem that little bit more real!

  1. Time to adjust

Even though they refuse to admit it, most parents-to-be will have a preference when it comes to the gender of their baby. There could be a number of reasons why. Perhaps you have always dreamed of having a little girl or would like a baby brother for your other children? Either way, gender disappointment is common – particularly if it has taken a long time to fall pregnant.

In such circumstances, getting a private gender scan may seem counter-intuitive – but it can actually be the best option. It will give you time to adjust, process the news and accept it. Once the baby arrives, we guarantee, you will feel blessed regardless of whether it is a boy or girl!

  1. A chance to celebrate

If you do have an early gender scan, one increasingly popular option is to host a gender reveal party. This involves gathering your friends and family and revealing the sex of your baby in a creative way – such as firing a pink or blue confetti cannon or popping a balloon filled with pink or blue feathers.

You can find out the gender at the actual scan or wait to find out with everyone else at the party. Either way, it is a fantastic way to celebrate your pregnancy and the upcoming arrival of your baby.

Get in touch with Hello Baby for an early gender scan

If you’re ready to discover the gender of your baby or would like to discuss the decision further, why not get in touch with our supportive team, here at Hello Baby? We offer both 2D and 4D private gender scans, from as little as 13 weeks into your pregnancy, and we are happy to host a gender reveal party on your behalf.

Simply give us a call today on 01744 810 999 to find out more.

Customer Feedback

  • Kayt Haxby ★★★★★
    Honestly had the BEST experience at Hello Baby.
    We had a rocky start to our pregnancy so we have been to hello baby 3 times now just so we can feel reassured and one of which was for our gender scan. We have been made to feel welcome and
    … More comfortable every single time, but today has outdone the previous experiences by far. And they were already hard to beat.
    The lady who scanned my wife spent extra time with us, no rushing, evening helped get our baby moving around so we could see him better. She gave us a plenty time, and then even went the extra mile and gave us a tiny glimpse of him in 4D.
    We cannot recommend them enough. Friendly staff, great atmosphere and all round GREAT experience! Deffo worth going! 🥰🥰
  • Harriet Wall ★★★★★
    Had our gender scan today and took the kids so they could be part of it. We travelled quite far for the scan and was well worth it! Really welcoming staff and excellent service at the scan. Scan was really clear and we could clearly see … More he was a boy 💙💙 would definitely recommend.
  • And ★★★★★
    Loved our experience at Hello Baby 😃 been here twice ... once in 2018, and again in February 2021. I wanted the gender of my baby kept a surprise as we wanted a gender reveal cannon, and they did not disappoint or give anything away! Staff … More are very friendly and polite. Thank you so much again! Would recommend 5***
  • Merf.Wendy Price ★★★★★
    I came here for a private scan because I was not sure how far gone I was. I got a shock to realise I was already half way through pregnancy and I was having a boy. Came here again for a bonding scan and got some lovely photos. The staff … More were really friendly and I enjoyed the experience. Would definitely recommend xxx
  • Kayla H ★★★★★
    Lovely experience for our first scan! We went for an early reassurance scan and that’s exactly what we got. We turned up at the wrong time but they still fitted us in there and then no waiting around. Would recommend to others in the future … More
  • Jane Jones ★★★★★
    Amazing Experience
    I came to Hello Baby with my daughter for an Early and Bonding Scan, unfortunately they was closed for the gender due to lockdown.
    We had the best experience on both occasions, the receptionist was lovely and friendly
    … More and Katie was fantastic and very professional with what she does.
    On my daughters 1st scan she was too early to detect a heart beat so Katie very kindly offered us to come back the following week for a re scan. It was emotional to hear Katie offering her congratulations the following week and we got the best pictures you can get at such a early date.
    The bonding scan, Katie tried her best and wasn’t going to give up as the baby was in the wrong position, we was told to go for a walk and for my daughter to drink a lucozade.
    Upon our return, the baby had moved position and Katie again got us some amazing images.
    Everybody we met at Hello Baby was warm, welcoming and friendly, nothing was to much trouble and wasn’t rushed.
    We was asked on each occasion if we was happy with the scan pictures before buying them.
    Would definitely recommend and wouldn’t go any where else.
    Thank you Katie and team 💕
  • Annie Kay ★★★★★
    Visited with my Daughter and Son in law. Had the most fantastic experience and loved seeing my little Grandson on screen. Kate was brilliant and everyone made us feel so welcome. Highly recommended.
  • Charlotte Hewitt ★★★★★
    19 week gender scan so professional, nicola on reception was very helpful getting me booked in and arranging my gender reveal heart beat bear. Katie scanned me and told me an my partner when to look away and gave us lots of good views of … More our baby on the screen. I will definitely be booking 3d poss 4d scan in a few weeks. Thanks girls xx
  • J R ★★★★★
    My daughter suprised me with a 4D scan of my first grandchild.
    We were able to see a lovely image of my new granddaughter.
    The staff made our visit so special.
    Super friendly with a personal touch.
    Very memorable.
    Thankyou girls ♥️x
  • Ian Cousins ★★★★★
    What can I say! Katie made our day magical from the moment we walked in. Her care and enthusiasm for our gender reveal was amazing.
    Our little boy wouldn't move but Katie expertly got him in position to achieve some amazing pictures
    … More and footage of him. Thank you all at hello baby!
  • Henna Hussain ★★★★★
    David is amazing! By far the funniest, genuine and caring man I have ever come across. Thank you for the warm hospitality and advice. I will definitely be coming here for my scans in the very near future!
  • Lucy Owen ★★★★★
    I went today for my gender scan. I would highly recommend hello baby. Both ladies who was on shift was kind, friendly and welcoming. I felt comfortable during my scan, the lady was patient and reassuring throughout. Thanks for a nice experience … More and I look forward to seeing you again later in pregnancy 😊 ♥

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