Planning A ‘gender-Reveal’ Party? Some Practical Considerations
- Pink or blue filling inside cakes
- Releasing pink or blue helium balloons
- Showering the expectant parents or all party guests in pink or blue silly string
- Guests show up in pink or blue outfits to greet the expectant parents
- Occasionally, we may not be able to determine gender at your ultrasound with 100-percent confidence. Body size, the baby’s position, gestational age, and the amount of amniotic fluid all can impact our ability to determine gender.
- Don’t schedule your party just a few days after your ultrasound. There is a chance we won’t be able to determine the gender at the ultrasound appointment, so it’s best to wait to pick the date and send invitations until you’re sure the sonographer could determine the gender.
- Think about how you might react to the gender announcement. I’ve had plenty of patients burst into tears of disappointment after being told it’s a boy or girl in the ultrasound room. Your reaction to the news will be recorded forever by guests at the party. And remember, the truly important purpose of the ultrasound isn’t to determine whether you’re having a boy or girl – it’s to make sure your baby is as healthy as possible.