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Minnie Driver's Baby's Gender Revealed by Her Doctor

Minnie Driver's Doctor Let the Cat Out of the Bag

Even with technology's abilities, many expectant ladies want to keep the gender of their unborn babies a surprise. Sometimes the hardest part is getting the professionals to stay mum on the sex.

It seems Minnie Driver's OB/GYN may have let the cat out of the bag during one of her exams. When asked how the doctor let it slip, she told Jimmy Kimmel:

He [doctor] turned back to the monitor he was like, "Wow. He/she is fantastic looking, very long legs!"

Fortunately for Minnie, she didn't hear whether he said "he" or "she." but her two accompanying friends did. Now it's up to them to keep it secret.

Did your doctor or nurse slip the news to you accidentally?


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anniebananie anniebananie 9 years
i wanted to know right away so it wasn't a issue for me.
azucar_ame azucar_ame 9 years
I don't think I'd want to know what I was having
Greggie Greggie 9 years
It's not, which is one of the precautions my current OB/GYN uses. My old one used to note it on the chart even if the patient didn't find out at the ultrasound. But it's not at all uncommon for doctors to do extra ultrasounds on their own and blurt it out during, or for the tech to let it slip. Which I think is terribly unprofessional.
SussLW SussLW 9 years
Here's a question, why is it even necessary to write down the sex of the baby on any charts? I can't imagine there's any medical reason for them to know in advance, either. Maybe that'll be my attempted strategy.
Greggie Greggie 9 years
For the record though, her doctor may not have slipped. None of mine used "it." They use "he" regardless, unless the gender is noted and the parent wants to know or the patient requests otherwise.
Greggie Greggie 9 years
That should be "it's very important to us to not know," not use. :)
Greggie Greggie 9 years
When I was in labor with my first, the nurse walked in and said "So do you want him circumcized?" Thanks. That's EXACTLY how I wanted to find out. It's VERY important to use to not know until the baby's born. It would (and did) upset me when people don't respect that, especially medical personnel who can see the very large note on the chart they're holding. If they can't even figure out that much, I don't find them to be very trustworthy or professional. I changed to another insurance (for many reasons, that included) after that, and the new doctors I found took many precautions to be sure no one slipped.
RosaDilia RosaDilia 9 years
Not sure if it was accidental but my doc told my son's dad to have the baseball mitt ready. I didn't get upset at all.
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