Know the Sex of your baby at your first u/s

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: Was this theory correct?
    Yes! The placenta was on the left/right and I am/did having a girl/boy : (3 votes)
    8 %
    No. The placenta was on the left/ right and I had a boy/girl (You had the opposite of what it said.) : (6 votes)
    15 %
    Do not know 100% what I am having, but I am sure gonna take note of the placenta and see. : (2 votes)
    5 %
    This is a stupid case study, but I like polls so here is my vote. :-p : (28 votes)
    72 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    664 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Placenta location has nothing to do with baby’s gender. Sorry. 🙁

    Post # 4
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    881 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    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 # 6
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    1249 posts
    Bumble bee

    @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
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    1450 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    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
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    1021 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

    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
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    2783 posts
    Sugar bee

    @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
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    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
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    1787 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    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
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    881 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    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
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    1871 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    My placenta is anterior (front) so I am not really sure how to answer as it wasnt on the left or right lol

    Post # 15
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    141 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    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.

    Cheers!

    Post # 16
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    2690 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    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.

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