If you were expecting a baby, would you find out its sex? …Today’s debate

You can’t have missed the story on this morning’s news about the Duchess of Cambridge’s possible slip of the tongue during a visit to Grimsby yesterday.

As she mingled with the crowds gathered to welcome her, the Duchess was presented with a teddy and reportedly said: “Thank you, I will take that for my d….” She stopped short of saying anything further, but there’s understandable media excitement today over the possibility that the royal couple are expecting a daughter.

All of which has got us gossiping about the current trend of finding out the gender of a baby before it’s born. In many cases gone is the old notion of waiting until the baby is born to discover whether it’s a boy or a girl.

Most of us at w&h agree that with modern technology as it is, it’s far too tempting to find out whether an unborn baby is a boy or a girl (indeed, several of us have done just that!). But there are those who think the tradition of the gender surprise at a baby’s birth should remain unchanged.

What about you – are you in favour of the trend of finding out the sex of a baby before it’s born? Tell us in the comments box below or join the debate in our forums now…

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