Pregnancy is perhaps the most exciting and intimate phase of a marriage or a relationship for any couple. The moment parents learn about their pregnancy, the first natural thought that pops in is ‘Would it be a baby boy or a baby girl?’ While a lot of parents choose to keep this information undisclosed and take it as a surprise when it comes, some rather impatient and excited parents also choose to determine baby’s gender. It is usually celebrated at scale in the form of a ‘gender reveal’ party. For some parents, it is also very essential to learn the gender of the baby in order to prepare for the baby’s nursery, clothing, and toys.
Determining your baby’s gender is also a very emotionally substantial moment for the parents as that is when they could really start to get attached to the baby. Parents start to think about the features the girl/boy would have and perhaps what name could be given to the baby. Parents, usually, need to wait for about 20 weeks before the baby’s gender can actually be determined through a sonogram. Gynecologists can determine this information only during the second trimester of the pregnancy. But, for some parents, waiting until the second trimester could also be really an ordeal.
The Ramzi Method, admittedly not a perfectly accurate method, is a traditional and fun way of determining your baby’s gender – as early as at 8 weeks of conceiving! A rather fun and no-frill approach, parents lately have been considering this method because while it might not be accurate, it at least still gives some sense of information to the expecting parents and is also a fun activity, to begin with.
How Does The Ramzi Method Really Work? Here’s how-
- Take the picture of your ultrasound from around the 8th week of pregnancy. Look at the picture in an upside-down manner; identify the entire fetus and the outline of the uterus.
- As expecting parents, you should understand that Ramzi Method is just a theory, though it has given accurate results to some parents. This theory works on the basis of the placement of the placenta.
- The developing placenta, also called the “chorionic villi,” is your main shot here. Now, the theory is, if the placenta is on the mother’s right side, the baby, most likely, would be a boy.
- And on the flip-side, if the placenta seems more inclined on the left side, the mother is perhaps carrying a baby girl!
- If, as newbie parents, you are unable to identify the placenta, you could also actually just ask the ultrasound technician if the fetus is developing on the right or the left and save yourself the confusion.
Are You Ready To Experiment With The Ramzi Method?
As mentioned earlier, there is no proven accuracy of the Ramzi theory, however, the data from researches has suggested that the method was accurate in predicting the sex of the baby up to about 97% of the time. But the emphasis remains- since this is not validated by science or by professionals in the field, you may not want to be completely reliant on this method.
The method, perhaps, can be tried by parents at the eight weeks and later be validated around the second trimester by a professional! While you are on it, and cannot hold the excitement, you can always look for gender-neutral room themes and baby names to prepare better for your bundle of joy. And in between, you could also check out our blog for other baby-prep topics that can help you pick out the best of diaper bags, best of baby bassinets, and even the best of burp cloth for your baby amongst many otherwise hard-to-make decisions.
Decisions, commitments, and unconditional love for the baby you have not even seen yet – is that not Parenthood Bliss anyway?