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Old Jan 27th, 2012, 08:52 AM   1
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Placenta Position to determine Gender


I bumped a thread up yesterday, but not sure how many saw it, and its disappeared off the 1st page now.. Its basically a theory on placenta position at the 12 week scan to determine the gender.


This is the extract, a little confusing, but the just of it is, if the placenta is on the right at the 12 week scan it boy, if its on the left its a girl..

there is a thread running in 2nd Tri about it, http://www.babyandbump.com/pregnancy...on-gender.html the ladies over there are able to see if it was right for them or not as they have had their sexing scan, although most don't know which side their placenta was on, so thought it would be useful to ask at the 12 week scan. Its very interesting. It came true for me and will be asking at my dating scan where my placenta is..


Material and Method

This is a multi-center prospective cohort study of 5376 pregnant women that underwent ultrasonography from 1997 to 2007. Trans-vaginal sonograms were performed in 22% of the patients at 6 weeks gestation, and Trans-abdominal sonograms were used at 18-20 weeks gestation, at this time the fetal gender were confirmed in 98-99%. The fetal sexwas confirmed 100% after delivery. The study also addressed the bicornuate uteri with single pregnancy in relation to placenta / chorionic villi location. The result was tabulated according to gender and placenta / chorionic villi location. Bicornuate uteri with single fetus in different horns were studied and tabulated

Result
Dramatic differences were detected in chorionic villi / placental location according to gender. 97.2% of the male fetuses had a chorionic villi/placenta location on the right side of the uterus whereas, 2.4% had a chorionic villi/placenta location to the left of the uterus. On the other hand 97.5% of female fetuses had a chorionic villi/placenta location to the left of the uterus whereas, 2.7% had their chorionic villi/placenta location to the right side of the uterus.127 cases were found to involve bicornuate uteri with single foetuses, most male fetuses were located in the right horn of the uterus and showed right placental laterality (70%). Most female fetuses 59% on the other hand, were located in the left horn and showed left laterality (59%).Moreover, most of the males located in the left horn exhibited right laterality (89%). Also most females located in right horn exhibited left laterality (976.4%). In addition this research indicated that there was a possible link between renal pyelectasis and placental location, and it might be used as a genetic soft marker.

Conclusion
Ramzi’s method is using placenta /chorionic villi location as a marker for fetal gender detection at 6 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. And it might be helpful to use as a genetic soft marker in relation with fetal pyelectasis.



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Old Jan 27th, 2012, 08:55 AM   2
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That is very interesting I am going to find out which side my placenta is on. I am curios if it has a ring of truth to it.........Thank you for posting.



 
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Old Jan 27th, 2012, 09:14 AM   3
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I find it hard to get an answer because do you say left or right of the scan photo when you look at it or if you were standing behind the photo holding it facing out from you???

My 6 week scan showed on the screen, from me standing in front of the screen, baby and placenta on the right of the screen - so reversed = left = girl.

However at my private 8 week scan I asked and the woman was confused on how to say 'my left/her left' etc. and in the end said placenta on right - but not sure if she reversed it so none the wiser. Will ask the experts at 12 weeks



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Old Jan 27th, 2012, 11:10 AM   4
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Do you have to ask the sonographer where the placenta is? My baby is on the right can hear it on doppler and at scan xx



 
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Old Jan 27th, 2012, 11:54 AM   5
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At my scan, the sonographer told me that my placenta is at the front. When I asked if that was normal, she said that anywhere is normal, where it develops is wherever the fertilised egg first implanted...
So I would find it hard to believe that the gender can be determined by the positioning?



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Old Jan 27th, 2012, 13:48 PM   6
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I'm interested...thanks for sharing.



 
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Old Jan 27th, 2012, 14:40 PM   7
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Well thinking of it from a medical point of view, I would think that if they say placenta is to the right, then that must be your right i.e. next to your right hand.. Does that make sense?

Bump.on.brain - I use to have that avatar pic too!! The placenta does move in pregnancy, so where it is at 12 weeks isn't where it will be at 20 weeks. What the study is saying is placenta position only at the 12 week scan. Your will be anterior, but it may be slightly more to the left or right..



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Old Jan 27th, 2012, 15:22 PM   8
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This theory is based on position at 6 weeks as the placenta moves the further along you get.



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Old Jan 27th, 2012, 15:23 PM   9
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Oh! haha!



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Old Jan 27th, 2012, 15:28 PM   10
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You doughnut lol! I guess if it was really far to one side then 12 weeks would give a good guess.

If the sonographer says its to the right/left, then go by that. But if you see on the scan pic its one side over the other, you reverse that as its mirror imaged.
If its done transvaginally then what side you see on the pic is which real side it is.


Im none the wiser as by my interpretations from my 6 week scan I thought it meant girl as to the left but 8 week scan woman said right, but didnt ask if she had reversed that already or not lol.



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