After miscarriage, doctor declared boy but autopsy said girl.

I had a late miscarriage after 17 weeks. Even though I did not clearly see the fetus during delivery, doctor declared it boy baby. After 6 months,received the fetal autopsy report which specified gender to be female. The hospital says such kind of discrepancy is common and can occur in early pregnancy. Please shed some light.

 

 

After miscarriage, doctor declared boy but autopsy said girl.
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Obstetrics & Gynae

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  1. Thanks for writing. At this stage of pregnancy sometimes there is confusion regarding sex as sex organs are not fully developed and may get deformed if it is not a fresh case.Autopsy report seems to be more reliable as they see baby externally as well as internallywhich makes it more accurate.Moreover chromosome study can give an idea about sex of the baby.Hope I have given you answer.