Post # 1
So I was on Pinterest last night and came across this interesting article that says that you can predict the gender of your baby based on where the placenta is located in your first sonogram. They say that if it is on the right side, then there is a 97% chance it is a boy and if it’s on the left there is an equally high chance that there is a girl.
For those who do know the gender, was this true for you? And for those that do not yet know, take notice now and let’s see if it was accruate. :o)
Know the Sex of Your Baby at Your First Ultrasound
If I remember correctly, mine was on the right, which means boy. I’m sure DH will be happy about that.
Post # 3
Placenta location has nothing to do with baby’s gender. Sorry. 🙁
Post # 4
I have heard of this, but I don’t know which side the placenta was on in the beginning so I can’t vote. I personally prefer the nub theory. That has shown to be fairly accurate in studies too.
Post # 5
@bunnymama: I am not saying that it does. I just found the article interesting and thought other Mamas to be would as well. I was just wondering if this theory rang true for anyone else on the board.
ETA: It is called the Ramzi method for anyone who would like to look it up.
Post # 6
@MrsDiddles: Honestly, it is a poorly written article that does not in anyway cite the original source. “A certain study”? For that reason, I find the article annoying.
Post # 7
It’s called the ramzi method and is legit but you have to ask the ultrasound tech because only they know which way is which on an ultrasound based on what type of section they are using. It is also only vald between 6-7 weeks.
Post # 8
I may just be an idiot, but in my ultrasound from 6w5d, it looks like the placenta is located directly below the baby…..
(sorry for HUGE pic)
Post # 9
@MrsDiddles: I don’t know how there would be any correlation between gender ad placenta placement. I honestly have no idea which side Maine was one so I can’t really say.
Post # 10
Just curious if anyone has heard the phrase, “If you don’t have any thing nice to say, don’t say anything at all.”
Post # 11
Man, I wish I could tell where my placenta is in the pic so I’d have a guess! DH and I are “Team Green” but I love looking into all the old wives tales, Chinese calendars and the like to see the predicitions!
Post # 12
I don’t think many people will be able to answer this poll correctly. It may skew your results. From my understanding, the u/s tech has to tell you which side your placenta is on because just looking at the image itself can be misleading. It depends on the type of equipment used, so sometimes the image shown is the exact location and other times it is a mirror image which would mess up the left/right sides. Also, as was mentioned it only works in the early stages of pregnancy and many women do not get an ultrasound done during this time period. 🙁
Post # 13
My placenta is anterior (front) so I am not really sure how to answer as it wasnt on the left or right lol
Post # 14
@RoyalLime: Thank you! I really don’t understand what’s up with the hive today. But oh well.
Ladies this is not meant to be some scientific 100% accrurate thing. Take it with a grain of salt and have fun with it. Much like the chinese gender predictor and all those Old Wive’s Tales. It’s okay if you don’t believe it, but I was just looking for some friendly convo about the possibilities of the genders.
Post # 15
Well, I actually started digging into this and while I have no idea how a girl or boy fertilized egg can choose sides, I find it very interesting.
There’s several aspects that need to be considered. The article does suck but you do have to look at the actual published scientific paper, which is complete with statistics.
Next, you have to make sure your u/s was anywhere from 6-8 weeks. You can see the side of implantation and the placenta forming. Also, ask the u/s tech to let you know what is right or left and where is the placenta.
Transvaginal u/s tend to be better for this type of prediction. Keep in mind that with an abdominal u/s you HAVE to flip the image as right will always be on the left side and viceversa.
Transvaginal u/s are a bit trickier. From what I have read, if the transvag u/s sonogram is shown longitudinally you do not need to flip sides but a transverse sonogram means you have to flip it. Now, I’m not 100% sure since I’m still learning to read ultrasounds but from what I can tell this is true. I’ll have a clearer answer once the 3 people I contacted respond to my inquiries.
I think, just like the nub theory, the chinese calendar, and all those old myths, this is something that you do for fun. Certainly not something to go all out and say that it’s complete bs without looking into it. Just have fun with it.
From what I can tell on my u/s, I’m having a boy. I’m trying to determine if I need to flip the image or not because I do believe it’s a transverse transvag u/s. So complicated! I regret not asking more questions when they were doing the u/s.
Post # 16
No idea where the placenta was…maybe should look if it’s on the ultrasound picture BUT I did find out the sex and it’s a boy. less than 3 weeks to go.