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Old 04-22-2007, 04:48 PM
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I didn't mean to startle anyone I was just stating what I read.
Don´t worry, in any case thanks for the information. Now I hope that stop the tachycardias
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Old 04-22-2007, 05:50 PM
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Amniocentesis is not to detect the baby's gender. It's a test to detect chromosomal disorders (i.e. Down's syndrome etc.), defects, or other infections. I'm sure her physicians were able to determine the sex just by ultrasound or sonogram. Most of the time you would be able to tell the sex of the baby at 20 weeks and often at 16 weeks. With modern equipment, you can even see it as early as 12 weeks. However, it would also depend with such factors as fetal position and the thickness of the abdominal wall. The absence of the penis is not necessarily evidence that the baby is a girl though. The 3-lines sign (the labia) is the accurate indication of the female gender. On that note when did Casa Real announce the baby's gender again?
You are correct that amniocentesis is used to detect chromosomal disorders, but in obtaining the chromosomes to detect any disorder you also have the baby's entire genetic code which is direct evidence of the baby's sex. Also, there have been instances where amnio has been used SOLELY to detect gender. The "3-lines sign" is NOT a 100% accurate indicator of female gender, and ultrasounds/sonograms are also not 100% accurate.

I am sorry if this message comes across as a bit strong, but as a physician, I am constantly amazed at the "wives tales" that pop up on here to explain this or that. For whatever reason, the crown-princely couple knows that they are having a girl and decided to announce it publically. The means whereby they obtained the information and why they did it are private and will remain that way unless they divulge the information. Let's leave it at that.
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Old 04-22-2007, 07:45 PM
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It is also not unreasonable for them to have performed an amnio given Letizia's age. I believe they are recomended for pregnant women over the age of 35. True, she is only 34 maybe it was just a precaution. Whichever way they came to the conclusion that it's going to be a girl. Although I don't think it will matter what the baby's gender is. Boy or girl, this child will be loved by it's family, and the people of Spain and the world over.
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Old 04-23-2007, 05:30 AM
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Now we're just waiting for Pss Letizia to delivery. I wish her a smooth and easy delivery.

can't wait to see some pics.
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Old 04-23-2007, 10:32 AM
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From the beginning I had a feeling that Mary was gonna go before Letizia again, also with this baby. But then Letizia's belly did seem bigger, so I changed my mind, but Mary did give birth before! But I really don't think it's gonna take long before Letizia gives birth now
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Old 04-23-2007, 02:10 PM
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Yes, the only princess who left to give birth is Princess Letizia, I'm soooo exciting all the atention is for her now.
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Old 04-23-2007, 03:06 PM
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Paella for the journalists bet in the Ruber

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A madrileñan catering company wanted to have an attention with the reporters and flattered them with a paella.

The detail was very well received by the workers of the different mass media who, after long hours of delay, could eat something warm.

In the neighborhood of the hospital there is only a small pertaining one to sport facilities in which it is difficult to eat something more elaborated than a sandwich.

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Paella para los periodistas apostados en el Ruber - 20minutos.es
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I love Paella..and certainly I love sandwiches too! I wish I was one of those journalist!

But maybe it is Princess Letizia who must have eated the paella to push the baby to born! My mother delivered me after a good puchero (an Argentinian classical meal that consist in cow, chicken and pork meat boiled along with vegetables) that she eated in a Restaurant! She expected me a little later...

Vanesa.
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Old 04-24-2007, 05:01 AM
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Paella? how delight!

I think that this is a good idea to brighten up waits of the journalists who have been several days already waiting!
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Old 04-24-2007, 06:05 AM
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Well and if Princess Letizia will delay for more two weeks her delivery date?Those journalists will be there for more two weeks? I think they are overeacting a bit because when Princess letizia start her labour they will be informed of that and what everyone wants to see is Letizia out of the Clinic with her new child and at that time they will be informed for sure!!So I think Journalists are beeing a bit overenhanced by staying there all theses days, do they sleep there? Well I really don't want to be a Journalist if I had to stand out in the streets for so many days!
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Old 04-24-2007, 06:34 AM
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Every day I log on and expect Leti to have given birth, but every day I'm suprised. Well, babies come when they are ready, not when we are.

About the journalists: I don't remember if it was on this thread or not, but the reason they are there is because if a photographer gets a candid picture of Letizia entering Ruber Clinic, or of Felipe waving out a window (a la W-A), or even the first pictures of the new infanta, then that photographer will make enough money from selling that one picture, just one, to pay all their bills for a month- or sometimes, even a year. Some of these types of pictures have even been known to go for $100,000!! For $100,000 for a couple weeks work, I'd stand outside Rubers- just pass me the paella!
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Old 04-24-2007, 06:47 AM
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Well is like winning the lottery, but a really big effort for them!
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Old 04-24-2007, 06:52 AM
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Well and if Princess Letizia will delay for more two weeks her delivery date?Those journalists will be there for more two weeks? I think they are overeacting a bit because when Princess letizia start her labour they will be informed of that and what everyone wants to see is Letizia out of the Clinic with her new child and at that time they will be informed for sure!!So I think Journalists are beeing a bit overenhanced by staying there all theses days, do they sleep there? Well I really don't want to be a Journalist if I had to stand out in the streets for so many days!
Why not, it sounds like fun! I mean, that many journalists of different newspapers and magazines and different countries. You get to meet a whole lot of people. I think it would be great. Imagine being the first reporter to give the news that letizia is in the hospital giving birth. I'd love it. Besides the weather so far is not bad and they are being given sandwiches and paella, and bathrooms are close. If I were a reporter I'd definity be there,having the time of my life.
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Old 04-24-2007, 07:30 AM
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Here there is an ample news article with photos of Letizia and her two pregnancies.

Count down of a pregnant : all the speculations and images of the princess Letizia´s belly , to point for the childbirth.
Cuenta atrás de la embarazadísima: todas las especulaciones e imágenes de la barriguita de la princesa Letizia, a punto para el parto - Nosotras.com : para mujeres de hoy

The cameras take days located in the Ruber Clinic, waiting for the Most real childbirth… How will be? How will be called?

The second daughter of the princes of Asturias will be born in few days, perhaps hours, for joy of her little sister Leonor and her parents, but also of all the press unfolded around the Ruber Clinic.

One said that it would be at the end of this month or like very behind schedule at the beginning of May, and the sense of expectancy already is national: the sources consulted by the specialized press explain that the forecasts in the Rúber Hospital International, where the birth will be, they are also of normality, and that, therefore, does not exist calendar fixed for the moment for giving birth.

“The things will be when it arrives” is the phrase that is more listened to these days . And before the provoked mediatic sense of expectancy, the prince of Asturias, Felipe de Borbón, asked for “tranquillity” before the birth of his secon daugther and indicated that the girl will be born by natural childbirth, to avoid new Caesarean to princess Letizia.
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Does the Prince have said that the baby girl will be born from natural childbirth?
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Old 04-24-2007, 09:12 AM
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The princes hope that the childbirth is natural but nobody knows as the childbirth will be developed. Can that the childbirth is natural or to have to do a Caesarean one.
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The Prince has said that there is no set date just when nature intends. I assume from this that they are hoping for a naturel birth. It was the same with Leonor but a caesarian was later rewuiered due to non-progression of labor
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Well I think they will try to have a natural birth but almost all statistics say that if one couldn't go into labor in the first pregnancy with the second baby the statistics say that probably is going to happen the same!And IMO there is no need to put someone in pain for so long and then do a C-section. And also because there is less than one year between the two births! But of course maybe they are thinking very different from me!
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Do you think they will bring Leonor when they present the infantita ?
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I hope they'll do. I enjoyed to see all the boys of Christina in Irene's birth ! And a little sad not to see Christian in her sister's birth at the clinic.
But I don't know what they'll choose taking count of the security and importance they want to give at the infantita !
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