Find Out the Sex of Your Baby With the Ramzi Method

September 24, 2018
There are many different ways to find out the sex of your baby. One method is the Ramzi method. In this article, we'll tell you more about it and its reliability, and you can form your own opinion.

One of the first things that couples start to think about when they’re expecting a baby is whether it will be a boy or a girl. As it happens, there are a variety of ways to find out.

In this article, we’ll tell you about the Ramzi method and whether it’s safe and reliable.

Conventional Methods and the Ramzi Method

The Ramzi method is an alternative way to find out the sex of your baby. However, this technique still uses an echograph (conventional method). An echograph, better known as ultrasound, is a machine which produces images using sound waves in order to the observe the foetus.

The conventional way of finding out the sex of your baby is using an ultrasound, which tends to be the safest and least invasive way. With an ultrasound, an expert can identify the baby’s gender at week 13 of pregnancy. This is when the genitalia starts to develop.

Between weeks 22 and 24 you can have a morphological ultrasound. This will provide more details and therefore the chances of discovering the baby’s sex are much greater.

However, with the Ramzi method, it’s possible to know the baby’s sex at just week 6 with a reliability, in theory, of 97%.

What is the Ramzi Method?

Pregnant woman getting a medical checkup

The Ramzi method consists of identifying the location of the placenta during the initial weeks of pregnancy. In 2011, Dr Saam Ramzi Ismail published a study on the website of the journal, Gynecology and Obstetrics.

The aim was to demonstrate a relationship between the sex of the fetus and the position of the placenta between weeks 6 and 18. Two different types of ultrasound were used: transvaginal and transabdominal.

The findings of this study were as follows: in 97.2% of boys, the placenta was planted on the right-hand side of the uterus. On the other hand, in 97.5% of girls, the placenta was on the left-hand side.

The Orientation of Chromosomes

So what is responsible for the location of the placenta?

Ramzi explains that it’s due to the polarity of the chromosomes. The membrane of the female ovule has an alternate polarity, which is to say, it can accept or reject the sperm’s X or Y chromosome.

As a result, an embryo with XX chromosomes establishes itself in the chorionic villus on the left. An embryo with XY chromosomes will be the other way around.

However, it’s important to point out that you shouldn’t confuse the location of the baby with the location of the placenta. 

The location of the placenta can be identified by the bright area around the gestational sac. To clarify, this is seen with a vaginal ultrasound.

However, in the case of an abdominal ultrasound, you’ll see a mirror image. This means that if the placenta is on the right of the image, this means it’s actually on the left (a girl). If the placenta is on the left of the image, it’s actually on the right (boy).

Is the Ramzi Method Reliable?

Ramzi Method

As a parent, it’s great to know as soon as possible what your baby’s sex will be. However, the Ramzi method may not be the most reliable technique from a scientific point of view. For starters, the Ramzi method doesn’t have any scientific backing.

In fact, this study hasn’t been published in any serious medical or scientific journals. Furthermore, the identity of Dr Ramzi Ismail isn’t very clear. Nor are his academic credentials.

What Do Other Studies Say?

It’s important to mention that the subject of the location of the placenta and the sex of the fetus was examined at the 20th World Congress of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. In this study, they located the placenta in 277 pregnant women.

Of these, 159 were girls and 118 were boys. However, of the 89 fetuses where the placenta was located on the right-hand side, and according to Ramzi should be boys, 44 were girls.

Furthermore, 110 placentas were located on the left, and yet 43 were boys.

In summary, there is probably no relationship at all between the location of the placenta and the baby’s sex. In fact, this same study claims that the ultrasound method is far more reliable. With this method, the sex of the fetus is correctly predicted 95% of the time.


Partner's hands on a pregnant woman's belly

The Ramzi method is another way to check the sex of your baby, but it’s not very reliable. Your chances of knowing for sure are much less than what you might read online.

If you really need to know the sex of your baby, we recommend that you visit a specialist. They’ll give you the most reliable and accurate information.