When Dara Crouch fell pregnant, she was convinced that she would have a girl. No one in her family had given birth to a boy in 50 years. Then she went into labor, and her birth photographer got ready to catch Crouch’s incredible reaction on camera.
When parents find out they’re expecting, they have many decisions ahead of them. Whether they should learn the sex of the baby is one of the most important choices. There’s no right answer, since both routes have their advantages and disadvantages. Ultimately, it all comes down to parental (or placental) preference.