Wrote the best response this morning but my post got eaten by blasted
monkeys! See the link in my signature for my post on this. Ramzi
himself responded right here on IG in 2008 to make several
clarifications. The link to the post is in my signature post.
Ramzi's method is scientifically proven with over 97% accurance under the following conditions:
Placenta formation takes place before the 9th week of pregnancy. After
9 weeks, your placenta starts fully functioning, growing and moving.
This study is based on chorionic villi and future placenta location.
After 9 weeks, the placenta location is no longer an indication of
2) In an early 2D, black and white scan, at 6 or 7 weeks,
the fetal pole is quite small and it is easy to tell where it is
connected by the umbilical cord and therefore, easy to guess where the
placenta is growing. After 8 weeks, the fetus starts getting larger and
filling the space of the sac and it becomes harder to tell where the
connection is without color doppler (which can indicate blood flow).
The sonographer has the ability to switch views on the screen to get
the best angle of whatever is being studied or measured. For some
medical scans, for instance, the convention is to always have the fetal
head on the left - so the tech can switch the view. Conventions vary by
test indication and country. It is important to clarify which side is
which on your image. In most cases, for the purposed of an early
pregancy dating scan, neither angle is necessary so it is a pretty good
assumption that a 6-7 week dating scan is correctly orientated. The
printout image is the same as what you see on the screen - and it's like
a photo with the left side of the image reflecting the right side of
the object and vice versa.
4) Sonographers can also choose between
a transverse view and a sagittal view. Transverse is left to right and
sagittal is top to bottom. It is usally clear in an early scan which
is which and I can usally guess correctly even in sagittal view on an
The original study was performed using scans of over
5,600 pregnancies using color doppler technology. It's purpose was to
provide soft markers for certain birth defects. Ramzi found that there
is a genetic difference in the way female and male cell clusters
separate into embryo and placenta. This theory has nothing to do with:
1) Which ovary you ovulated from
2) Which side of your body you feel kicking
3) Where the embryo is located in the gestational sac
have attached an image from my 7 week scan which has been labeled for
you. If you would like me to predict the gender of your baby, I need an
early scan from 6-8 weeks. Thanks!