As an expectant parent, finding out your unborn child's sex is one of the most exciting things.
While a lot of parents like the element of surprise and wait until the baby arrives to find out, many others prefer to know beforehand so they can be better prepared for their bundle of joy.
These days, not only do people throw baby showers revolving around the baby's gender, many hold gender reveal parties to announce the news to their family and friends.
Knowing the baby's gender ahead of its birth makes it easier to pick out a name, buy clothes and set up a nursery, that is if you're not planning on raising your child as gender-neutral.
This is why the ultrasound appointment to reveal the baby's sex is one of the most important ones. However, it doesn't always go according to plan.
It doesn't happen often, but there have been instances in which the ultrasound reading is inaccurate, but the mom-to-be is usually asked to return, so they can get a clearer one.
When Madeleshia Hiscock was pregnant with her second child, she had three ultrasounds to figure out the baby's sex. All scans confirmed that she was having a girl.
Madeleshia admitted that she already had a gut feeling that her baby will be a girl, and even picked out a name: McKenzi.
Then came the news she was not expecting at all.
After a fourth scan, Madeleshia and her husband were told that there had been a mistake, and the baby was actually male.
“It felt like our baby’s sex was changing every other minute, but I didn’t expect there to be a problem after the birth,” she said.
Understandably, the couple was a little bit disappointed because they had already been preparing for the arrival of a daughter, but they were still excited over welcoming a son.
"Even when he was born the doctors said Kenny was a boy. We had been buying blue baby grows and toy cars for weeks," the mother told Daily Mail. "Our first child Zadeleshia was a girl so we were really excited to be having a boy and had got everything ready."
Their lives proceeded as usual, and little Kenneth finally came into the world.
However, five months after his birth, doctors dropped another massive bombshell.