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Want to know what you are having before you gender ultra sound? If you know where your placenta is you might be able to know!!

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 sex was 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


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.


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.

In simple terms-*placenta located on right-

97.2% chance it is a boy*placenta located on left-
97.5% chance it is a girl *in a bicornate uterus-
70% males implanted on right with right placental laterality;
59% implanted on left were female with left laterality*those males that implanted on the left- exhibited right laterality 89% of the time.*those females that implanted on the right exhibited left laterality of the time.


NOTE: If your ultra sound was done abdominally the placenta is on the opposite side that it appears to be on. If it was tranvaginal it is correct the way it looks.


Answer Question

Asked by Anonymous at 1:44 AM on Jul. 10, 2011 in Pregnancy

Answers (7)
  • That's awesome. :( I'm not sure where my placenta is though.

    Answer by sugamama3 at 3:02 AM on Jul. 10, 2011

  • Thx for the post -im not pregnant but how would I know what side the placenta is on

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:24 AM on Jul. 10, 2011

  • thats pretty cool..we found out were haveing another girl but idk where my placenta is though.....thanks for the new info

    Answer by rachel216 at 9:12 AM on Jul. 10, 2011

  • Anon...

    You an typically see it on the ultra sound, especially on an early one.

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 10:52 AM on Jul. 10, 2011

  • How can you find out *without* any ultrasounds?
    Not everyone does them.

    Answer by doulala at 12:22 PM on Jul. 10, 2011

  • I would assume palpatating the uterus when you are far enough along. Most midwives can determine the placement of the uterus by feeling the outside of the uterus. Of course there is no guarentee but the percentages are high.

    I would assume though if you choose not have ultra sounds then you also knowingly choose to wait until birth for your baby's gender.

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 12:31 PM on Jul. 10, 2011

  • You have to wait until birth only because you don't know how else to find out...
    If the Fetoscope can determine gender this same way then those who don't want any U/Ss can also learn baby's gender, too!

    Answer by doulala at 1:03 PM on Jul. 10, 2011

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