Finding out your baby’s sex is an exciting time, from the moment you find out you are pregnant you picture yourself with your baby but everything seems to get a little more real when you can visualise yourself with a baby boy or baby girl.
There are so many many different options when it comes to determining sex of your baby. You can look at;
The Chinese Calendar to predict gender
The skull theory from 12 weeks
The Nub Theory from 12 weeks
The Ramzi Theory from as early as 6 weeks
It is important to remember that these gender predictions are for fun only and the best way to get an accurate answer is to go to a qualified ultrasound technician.
What is the Ramzi Theory?
The Ramzi Theory claims that if your placenta is forming on the right side of your uterus, you’re having a boy, and if it’s developing on the left side you’re having a girl. This theory can be verified at an ultrasound done as early as six weeks to determine what is known as placental location according to what is known as the chorion frondosum
Who Came up with the Ramzi Method and why is is called ramzi’s method?
Ramzi refers to Razi Abu-Remaileh who came up with this theory in 1963 while he was studying neonatal medicine. The basis of his idea was that due to varying hormones over the course of pregnancy, different organs would grow at different rates which would produce differing locations for what is called somatic sex; male or female.
What do the experts say about the Ramzi Theory?
The Ramzi Theory is based on what many experts consider to be incorrect science, but even so it can be used to predict what is called a baby’s most likely gestational age.
Both what is known as the Hoffmann and what is known as the Henneberg theories are based on what I consider to be weak evidence. What do you think?
Most Likely Gestational Age Can Be Predicted By The Placental Location Over Your Cervix
You should know that what is known as placental location can also be determined by what is known as CRL or crown-rump length, one of its components being fetal biparietal diameter BPD which refers to what is measured in centimeters from the top of your baby’s
How Does the Ramzi Method work?
If your placenta forms on what is referred to as the right side of what is considered to be your uterus, it means that what will become a boy. If the location of the placenta is on the left side it is it will become a girl. This also depends on whether you had an abdominal ultrasound or a transvaginal scan as the image can be flipped around (mirror image)for an abdominal ultrasound scan so what looks like it is on the left is actually on the right – just to confuse things more.
How can you Identify the Location of the Placenta?
6 weeks gestitation is when you can see which side the placenta grows from. You can identify the placenta at 6 weeks ultrasound by looking at the bright area on the scan.
How Accurate is the Ramzi Theory?
There’s still a 50% chance your baby may end up being either male or female so this method isn’t completely accurate.
What does an Ultrasound Image look like at 6 weeks pregnant?
There is not a lot to see on a 6 weeks pregnant ultrasound but you can usually make out what side is the placenta on.
When is my First Ultrasound?
Your first Ultrasound scan with the NHS is usually around 12 weeks, to get an ultrasound scan at 6 weeks pregnant you would have to pay for a private scan. You can find your nearest pivate ultrasound clinic here.
How Can I get an Accurate Prediction for my Babies Gender?
You can get an accurate gender prediction as early at 14 weeks from some private ultrasound clinics, however some have been known to get it wrong too. The NHS would be able to tell you accurately at your 20 week scan. You can find ultrasound clinics here.
How to Handle Baby’s Gender Disappointment when you find out the babies sex?
When you find out what you are having, some times it can be hard to be happy with what it is! You may have had your heart set on pink or blue and dealing with gender disappointment is real.
Gender disappointment is common and whether you have baby boys or baby girls at home you will love your baby when that time comes. It can take a few weeks to get over gender disappointment.
If you found out what gender your baby it maybe hard to accept but all you can do is work through it. If this happens try some positive visualization
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