Parents that are keen on discerning their baby’s gender can opt for the widely adopted mid-pregnancy ultrasound carried out between 18-20 weeks after conception. It is true that families also have the option of other test procedures that can help determine the gender of the unborn child during early pregnancy. It should be noted that these tests constitute a risk and may harm the pregnancy. Such tests are carried out only in circumstances where parents have great concern over genetic problems. Chorionic villus sampling (CVS) test and the amniocentesis (amnio) are very good examples of these tests.
Parents still opt for early sonograms despite the fact that it doesn’t actually predict a child’s gender accurately mainly because of the exciting feeling attached to the test. The outcome of the test shouldn’t be a yardstick for decorating and purchasing baby cares.
It is claimed by experts that there are functional techniques that can actually tell your baby’s gender through an early sonogram. So if you feel like why not lets’ just give this a try, highlights of the most common techniques are provided below:
Ramzi’s method is a theory that suggests a correlation between the location of the placenta in the uterus and the gender of the baby. According to this method, if the placenta is located on the right side of the uterus, there is a higher chance of the baby being a boy, and if the placenta is located on the left side of the uterus, there is a higher chance of the baby being a girl.
The method is named after Dr. Saam Ramzi Ismail, a researcher who published a detailed analysis on this theory in 2011. In a large-scale cohort study for fetal gender detection at 6 weeks gestation, ultrasonography was used in 5376 pregnant women to determine placental location and gender through a ten year period (1997 to 2007) in Canada.
According to his findings
97.2% of the male fetuses had a chorionic villi/placenta location on the right side of the uterus whereas …. On the other hand 97.5% of female fetuses had a chorionic villi/placenta location to the left of the uterus ….
The Nub theory, also known as the “angle of the dangle” proposes that the gender of a child can be known by analyzing the nub angle and shape. During the early stage of pregnancy, a major feature in male and female fetuses is a genital tubercle which develops into the male penis and the female clitoris in later stages. This is referred to as the nub.
In order to view the nub in relation to the spine, it must be scanned in profile view. In a situation whereby the nub is located at an angle exceeding 30 degrees in relation to the spine, then there is a likelihood that we have a male fetus but in a situation whereby the nub is below 30 degrees and pointing straight, then there is a possibility the fetus is a female.
When scans were carried out in a controlled setting, some of the studies’ predictions reflected 88% accuracy at 12 weeks gestation. Experts on gender determination have carried out findings on three study groups and the level of accuracy of the Nub theory collected ranged between 80-92% for model visibility nub scans.
More information about the Nub theory can be found at Predict Baby’s Sex with the Nub Theory.
The shape of the adult skull is distinctly different in both genders and can be a basis for determining the gender of 92% of skulls obtained from the remains of skeletons. Taking into consideration this distinct variation can be a basis for determining the gender of fetuses and with the incorporation of the nub shot a reasonable conclusion can be drawn.
It is called “skull theory” because you can tell your baby’s gender simply from the shape of their skull. Here are the ideas of the skull theory,
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