Amniocentesis comes with a small risk of infection and risk of miscarriage.
While some who have a strong preference may want to find out early, others may intentionally want to delay finding out.
It appears to be a girl:
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I'm often asked if you can tell the baby's sex by the heart rate—based on the myth that one sex is faster than another—but that's just an old wives' tale.
This was according to the Distaff Gospels again—a wonderful source for medically questionable stunners, some of which were, if not exactly prescient or accurate, at least well-intentioned:
Amniocentesis is a type of genetic testing in the uterus in which your physician takes out a small quantity of amniotic fluid from the uterus using a fine, long needle.
Perhaps your estrogen levels are higher with a girl and testosterone levels are higher with a boy?
It's unclear how the mother's education level would impact their "intuition" skills.