A 25-year-old female asked:
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i heard on an ultrasound if your placenta is on the left you are having a girl and if it's attached on the right then a boy. is there truth to this?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Myth: Around 16-20 wks you can sometimes identify the genitals. The placenta thing is a myth.
Answered on Mar 27, 2015

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