THE RAMZI THEORY
Also known as Dr Ramzi’s method, it claims to be able to determine the gender of your baby as early as 5 weeks up until 8 weeks. Past the 8 week point the placenta begins to thin out, grow and move. This makes the Ramzi method less accurate.
“The Ramzi’s method is using placenta/chorionic villi location as a marker for fetal gender detection at 5 weeks gestation was found to be highly reliable. This method correctly predicts the fetus gender in 97.2% of males and 97.5% of females early in the first trimester.
* Please note unfortunately we do not offer refunds on ramzi theory predictions, this is due to the fact ramzi is more accurate via live scanning.
ABDOMINAL AND VAGINAL SCAN
Unlike an abdominal ultrasound, a transvaginal scan is performed when the ultrasound wand is inserted in to the vaginal canal in order to take photos from inside. These internal scans are used earlier in the pregnancy (5-8 weeks) to help the sonographer to obtain a higher quality view and to also check for multiple pregnancies.
There is a huge debate among pregnant women who discuss the Ramzi Theory.
The question to answer is whether transvaginal ultrasounds appear to be on the “same side” as pictured on the scan. Likewise, abdominal scans are “flipped,” or a “mirror image.” although this is sometimes true, this is not always the case.
When looking into an early gestational scan, we always take into
account first whether or not the scan has been taken as transabdominal or
transvaginal , we then analyse it further to verify if the scan is in true transverse
or sagittal view. Lastly, we use the surroundings such as the belly wall, uterus lining,
bladder, cervix and the Chorionic villi location around your baby to predict the gender.
Sometimes transabdominal ultrasound scans are true to the same maternal side. Abdominal ultrasounds are usually flipped, but there are cases they are not.
So this is where we come in as the experts in the field to be able to work this out and determine exactly what gender your baby could be.
True Ramzi Theory Studies Dr. Saad Ramzi Ismail
The Ramzi theory is based on the original research performed by Dr. Saad Ramzi Ismail. In this study ,more than 5,000 fetuses were scanned by ultrasound for placental location and gender. In normal fetal development, the genitals develop at around 4 weeks gestation so with ultrasounds performed early in pregnancy, it is nearly impossible to accurately determine gender based on visualization of the genitals.
In this study, ultrasounds were performed at 6 weeks gestation and then again between 18-20 weeks, when gender can be reliably predicted. Ultimately, all fetal genders were confirmed at birth. Using the data collected from the study, it was concluded that at six weeks gestation, 97.2% of the male fetuses had a placenta on the right side of the uterus. For female fetuses, in 97.5% cases, the placenta was found on the left side of the uterus.
Ramzi Theory uses this data to form the conclusion that gender can be reliably predicted during early ultrasound based on the position of the placenta within the uterus. There have not been additional studies performed to confirm or dispute this theory.
Credit - Chorionic Villi Wikipedia