Pregnancy is one of the most beautiful and glorious steps that women can go through. Of course, her difficulties are not small, but the taste of sprouting and raising a child within a woman’s existence alleviates these difficulties. Gender determination is one of the topics that arises after learning about pregnancy and usually different theories and methods are common among people. One of these theories is cryptographic theory. In this article, we will examine this theory and its degree of scientificity.
What is cryptographic theory?
The cryptographic theory claims that you can use ultrasound images to predict the sex of your baby from the 6th week of pregnancy. Of course, experts do not accept this theory and there is no evidence to prove it, but some mothers like to try it. This technique has a 50% chance of correctly predicting your baby’s gender.
According to this theory, the location of your partner, which must be determined in a very precise way, can reveal the sex of your baby. This theory claims that if your placenta forms on the right side of the uterus, your fetus is most likely a boy, and if it forms on the left, it is probably a girl.
Where did the cryptic theory come from?
The cryptocurrency emerged after research articles were published on ObGyn.net in 2011. This theory has been proposed by Dr. Sam Ramsey Ismail, but it is good to know that this site is not a reputable medical journal and scientists or medical experts have not carefully reviewed the research published in it to ensure its scientific validity.
Sex differentiation begins early in development, usually around 6 weeks of pregnancy. Proponents of cryptocurrency argue that the first signs of gender can theoretically be detected before mid-pregnancy ultrasound reveals this information.
The theory began with an ultrasound examination of 5,376 pregnant women who underwent ultrasound at 6, 18, and 22 weeks of gestation. Researchers in the second trimester of pregnancy were able to see the external genitalia in 99% of male fetuses and 98% of female fetuses. Comparing the results of both ultrasounds, they concluded that the formation of a placenta on the right usually indicates a male fetus and the formation of a placenta on the left usually indicates a female fetus. This distinction is the basis of cryptographic theory.
Is there evidence to support the cryptographic method?
No. Researchers have studied this issue and there is no conclusive evidence to support this theory at this stage. But there is evidence to refute it. In Australia, research was conducted on this theory and found no relationship between the location of the placenta and the sex of the baby. Occupational medical organizations, including the American Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), do not recognize cryptocurrencies. A spokesman for the association said it was unlikely that the location of the placenta could indicate the sex of the fetus.
Finally, keep in mind that except for accurate and scientific tests, any method of predicting gender is only 50% accurate, so anecdotal evidence is not reliable.
Can I try a cryptographic method to guess my baby’s gender?
There is certainly no harm in trying to figure out a cryptocurrency for fun, but it is not a good idea to make important decisions or purchases based on the results. Some doctors and midwives recommend an ultrasound early in the sixth week to confirm pregnancy, but others only do it early when they suspect a problem such as miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy.
If you have an ultrasound in the first trimester of pregnancy, you can ask where your placenta formed. Without training, you may misinterpret what you see.
What are the proven methods for accurately determining the sex of the fetus during pregnancy?
If you want to know for sure the sex of your fetus, you should have an ultrasound in the middle of pregnancy between 16 and 20 weeks. At this point, your baby’s genitals are large enough to be detected by ultrasound.
There are other prenatal tests that determine gender, although these tests are used to diagnose chromosomal abnormalities.
These tests are:
- Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT): This blood test can detect Down syndrome and several other chromosomal diseases at 10 weeks of pregnancy. The accuracy of this test to determine the sex of the baby is approximately 99%.
- نChorionic villus sampling (CVS): For this test, your doctor will take a sample of cells from your placenta and send it to a lab for genetic testing. This test is usually done between 10 and 13 weeks and can identify a large number of chromosomal abnormalities and the sex of your baby, but is associated with a low risk of miscarriage.
- Amniocentesis: In this test, amniotic fluid is sampled around the fetus and is usually done between 16 and 20 weeks to diagnose chromosomal abnormalities. Amniocentesis, like CVS, can tell you the sex of your baby, but it also carries the risk of miscarriage.
Pregnancy is a waiting game. Waiting to find out about fetal health and sex and other things that can even cause severe parental anxiety. The cryptographic method claims to be scientific, but there is no evidence that it is reliable. There is nothing wrong with doing these methods for fun, but to ensure the gender of your beloved child and any decisions and related purchases, it is better to wait until the 18th week of pregnancy and then make your purchases with confidence in his gender.
Have you used cryptography to determine the sex of your fetus? what is your opinion? Please share your fascinating experiences with gender determination with us and other dear parents.