What Is The Ramzi Method & What Does It Mean For Babies?

When it comes to finding out what sex your baby is going to be, sometimes you don’t even need to wait until a later ultrasound. The Ramzi method is used to determine the gender of a child in as little as six weeks gestation. It does predict the gender in the early trimester, and the rate of success is as high as over 97%. But, is it fully reliable? What does it mean for babies? Well, read on to find out.

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What Is It?

It’s essentially a claim that you can predict the gender of a child from as little as six weeks from the ultrasound you initially get. There is no evidence that it works, and many experts already dismiss it. Many already believe this theory to be a hoax, but, some moms like to try it just for giggles and fun. You have a 50/50 chance of it being right. The theory basically involves where the placement of the placenta is.

Simply put, the placement of the placenta, which is determined in a precise manner, determines the sex of the baby. If it’s on the right side of where the uterus, and if it’s on the left, it’s a girl.

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The theory came from a paper that was published in 2011, with no author name or affiliation, and some people don’t really know where he fully comes from. Others say it’s a doctor, but they don’t know the credentials.

Essentially, the theory came from a media company that’s not peer-reviewed or a medical journal, so the research that’s there isn’t reviewed by others to make it valid. According to the paper, there have been more than 5000 women who have seen the side the placenta is on, and later on, when they get an ultrasound at 18-20 weeks to determine the sex of the baby, the paper says that it’s 98-99 percent of the time right.


So Is It Legit?

Problem is, there’s almost no evidence that proves it, but instead, the only evidence that proves it, and another study that was done to showcase that there is no relationship between where the placenta of the baby is, and their sex.

Most professional organizations, including the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, do not recognize this theory since it’s quite unlikely that the location of that alone determines the sex of the fetus. Currently, there is no basis that the male fetuses do implant differently than those of females, and currently, it hasn’t been replicated since about 2011, which says a lot about the true legitimacy of this.


Can I Still Do It?

Sure! Just don’t think this is the end-all to determining it, because usually, this can be used to confirm later on during the 20th week whether or not it’s a boy or a girl. Usually, you use a color doppler to determine the villi location. You can ask the technician about this, and have them show you where the villi or the future placenta is. Again, if it’s on the left it’s a girl, on the right, it’s a boy.

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You can see the brighter area around where the sac is to determine this. Some will show multiple areas of brightness, and if you’re confused, you can ask a technician about this if needed.

Sometimes, people will use sagittal scans in order to figure this out, but it doesn’t provide insight on the location of the placenta. But, you can use the transverse view in order to figure out what side the future of the placenta is on, and usually, transverse scans go from left and then to right.

Usually, babies will stay close to the placenta during the beginning, but it is important to check out the bright area first to determine the Ramzi method prediction, and it doesn’t matter what side the woman ovulates from, since they can release from the ovary on the left and then implant to the right side of the uterus, in the same way, that it implants on left side.

There is further evidence in that if there is one ovary that functions, they are just as likely to produce one or the other, and there’s no correlation for determining what side the placenta forms on.


So Are There Proven Ways?

The best way to determine the gender of this is really just waiting for the mid-pregnancy ultrasound, which is anywhere from 16-20 weeks, and usually, the genitalia is developed enough for the person doing the ultrasound to find them, unless of course, it’s the instance where the baby hides them. There are some prenatal tests you can get though, but these are only available for those that may have a baby with a chromosomal condition. There is the noninvasive prenatal testing, which can detect Down syndrome and other conditions in as little as 10 weeks. It’s 99 percent accurate for determining the sex of the baby.


There is also chorionic villus sampling, where the doctor will take a sample of the cells that are in the placenta in order to get a genetic analysis, which is done around 10–13 weeks, and it can detect many of the chromosomal abnormalities, but it does come with the risk of miscarriage.

The final one is amniocentesis, which is a test that involves taking a sample of the fluid around the uterus, and later on, you find out the chromosomal abnormalities, but it also has a small risk of miscarriage as well.

The Ramzi method is something that many parents may consider doing, but it’s not very effective in determining the sex of the baby. At the end of the day, the best thing to do is to play the waiting game, to look for what the different aspects of this are, and to find out the from the sonographer what the sex of the child is. It definitely can help, and it can make a difference in wondering what the sex of the baby is, and what may happen too.



How accurate is the Ramzi method?

Ramzi method is not reliable. There are no studies proving that placenta placement is accurate to predict the gender of the baby as early as 6 weeks.

What is the Ramzi theory?

Ramzi theory is also known as the Ramzi Method. It is a way of predicting a baby’s gender as early as 6 weeks into pregnancy thru the use of images from an ultrasound.

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