How can you not find out?
It's a question Top of Utah parents who choose not to learn the gender of their babies before they are born say they hear again and again.
"Nobody likes surprises anymore, I guess," says Dionna Mestas of Ogden, who is waiting until her baby arrives in September to see if it's a boy or a girl.
Some folks almost seem a little put off when Mestas tells them she doesn't know the what she's having.
"It's kind of like they think you're keeping a secret from them," she says.
Being able to discover an unborn baby's sex through ultrasounding is just another facet of our technologically focused society, says Marie Chase, a childbirth educator at Ogden's McKay-Dee Hospital.
"It's kind of like not having a cellphone or a flat-screen TV, " she says. "This is the technology and this a technological thing to do when you're pregnant, to peek in on your baby and see how it's doing."
If you don't do it, folks wonder, "Why aren't you using this technology? What's wrong with you?" Chase says.
Jill Abbott, of Willard, says many of her friends thought it was cool that she didn't find out the sex of her two sons in advance, but none of them wanted to do the same thing.
Melissa Schmidt, childbirth education coordinator at McKay-Dee Hospital, says she knew the gender of her first two children in advance but opted to be surprised with her third baby.
But seven or eight months into her pregnancy, Schmidt changed her mind when she discovered her children were getting teased by kids at school for not knowing if their future sibling was a boy or girl.
"They felt like they couldn't tell people and be proud of the new baby coming to their family," Schmidt says.
Although she wanted to wait and be surprised, she says, "I would rather have the experience of happy children welcoming their sibling into the world."