“Can You See The Hamburger?” (Baby’s Gender)

First pink shirt for our baby girl!

So we go to the gynecologist’s and the assistant escorts us to the room and tells us what the ultrasound will look like. Quite puzzled I asked whether the ultrasound wasn’t done through the belly and she said: “ah, you’re pregnant?” I’m like “Yeah, 23rd week!” “Oh!” she said, left and then came back and escorted us to another room were pregnant ladies were being examined.

The doctor zoomed into between the baby’s legs and said: “Can you see the hamburger? It’s a girl – 100%” Wow! I was shocked – everybody thought it would be a boy – even the pee test said so!

Then he said it’s a happy baby – the baby girl was happily sucking her thumb 🙂 The doctor then invited us to his office and asked about all my medical exams, I threw all my papers on his desk – in Polish, Italian and English, he studied them for a few minutes and then said: “you’re as healthy as a fish!”

He then said something about the daughter being for daddy, we had a little chit chat, took a picture with him and went to the beach!

We then bought our first baby girl shirt – pink as opposed to white and yellow we were getting up till now!

I am so excited to know it’s a girl – I can imagine all the matching dresses and how absolutely stunning she will look with my eyes, hair and Riccardo’s skin and height! And I am sure she will be strong and healthy and smart and very happy!

But can we be sure it really is a girl?


According to a source many families rely on ultrasound to tell the gender or sex of their new baby. How accurate that report is will depend on many factors including the age of the baby, the equipment used, the technician, and the cooperation of the baby.

When doing an ultrasound to determine the sex of your baby, an ultrasound technician will actually look for girl genitalia – labia and clitoris. When these are seen it is often referred to as the “Hamburger Sign” because the clitoris between the labial lips looks hamburger-like. Where the labia would be the buns of the hamburger and the clitoris would be the meat.

When the ultrasound technician is looking for a boy, they are looking for something called the turtle sign. This is where you can see the tip of the penis peeking out from behind the testicles.
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Categories: Pregnancy Ultrasounds, Pregnancy Week by Week

Author:Alinka Rutkowska

Alinka is a best-selling and award-winning Children's Author.


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