Recording star Mel B., pediatrician Dr. Cara Natterson, and ‘Entertainment Tonight’ host Samantha Harris join ‘The Doctors’ Motherhood Survival Club and discuss whether they learned their children’s gender while still pregnant.
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Samantha Harris on Learning About Your Child Gender Lisa Masterson: We did a Facebook poll to see how many of our viewers found out about the sex of their baby and how many wanted to be surprised until their due date? And so the results are pretty much what I see in my practice. 70 percent wanted to know the gender and 30 percent wanted to be surprised. And you would you? Samantha Harris: We’re going to be surprised and I’m actually shocked at how many of my friends and family members are surprised that we’ve want to be surprised. Lisa Masterson: Yeah. Samantha Harris: They want to know. They’re actually mad because they don’t – they can’t buy gifts ahead of time. But you know what I – we were surprised with Josselin which was the most wonderful thing to be in that delivery room and have my husband go “Oh, my God, it’s a girl.” While actually his was; oh my God it’s a girl. I heard him say; oh my God it’s a girl. (Voice Overlap) Samantha Harris: And everyone said I was carrying like I was going to have a boy that’s what everyone is saying this pregnancy too so it might be another girl. Lisa Masterson: Well I think some women sometimes are afraid to know until you know the end because they may be afraid of how the spouse if they’re really rooting for that boy. It might feel during the rest of the pregnancy but you know it all works out. Samantha Harris: I would have been excited in either way but I think that you know it’s – I am such a planner in my life and surprising to myself, I don’t want to find out. I would have thought; oh, I want to have the nursery, I’ll figure it out and get all that done but I think maybe because I’m so rigid and planned, it’s a wonderful happy surprise that you don’t have in like really anywhere else. Lisa Masterson: So somewhere that you can tweak it. Mel B.: I agree. Cara Natterson: Sometimes when you’re rigid and planned like that it’s a superstition thing. You’re afraid to find out because then you’ll take so many steps that suddenly everything’s done and it’s superstitious. So it – that’s the safety net.

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