The Ramzi Theory
Is It A Myth?
The Ramzi Theory
Now widely known because of his early gender prediction method, Dr. Ramzi directed multiple studies in which the relationship between placenta location and gender was the focus. In the controlled group studies, he discovered that 97.5% female fetuses developed their placenta on the left side of the uterus, whereas male fetuses developed theirs on the right side 97.2%.
By tracking the chronic villi, also known as the future placenta, he gave the world a tool to very accurately reveal the gender of a baby at just 6 weeks of gestation. Although Dr. Ramzi’s theory isn’t 100% accurate, and there are multiple instances where the placenta is in a tricky spot, we believe a theory that is 97.5% accurate is a great foundation for a gender prediction.
What else should I know?
There is plenty to learn about this theory! Perhaps one of the most important factors to obtain a correct prediction is talking to your technician. Because the location of the placenta isn’t always easy to see in an ultrasound, having that information given to you by your technician greatly increases the possibility of an accurate result.
Also important is the gestational age of when the image was taken. Ramzi is most accurate between the 5th and 8th week of pregnancy. Although placenta placement can be located at any point in pregnancy, it is most accurate early on because as the uterus expands the placenta moves, diminishing the chances of an accurate prediction.
Can all ultrasounds be used for Ramzi?
Unfortunately no. Sometimes the images are too zoomed out or too zoomed in for the chronic area to be visible, or the technician might have the brightness too high for us to see properly. The scanning plane of the ultrasound is also important. A transverse scanning plane is necessary for an accurate Ramzi predition. There are two other scanning planes, sagital (as if you were looking at someone from their side), and coronal (as if you were seeing someone face to face), but transverse is the only place that shows you the body as if seen from above and good for gender determination.
We do NOT adopt the typical method for reading scans, which is commonly known for “mirroring” transabdominal scans and “not mirroring” transvaginal scans. After years of research and assistance from ultrasound technicians and physicians, we have determined this method, on it’s own, to be less accurate. Our Ramzi experts follow strict criteria and look for gender markers to produce the most accurate results.