While some prospective parents don’t have a preference on the sex of their child, others wonder if there is a way to choose the gender of their baby and also prevent sex-linked disorders. Many parents have one or more child of a particular sex and want to “balance” their family by having a baby of the opposite sex. Some parents only want one child, and they want to determine whether that child is a boy or a girl.
At Reproductive Fertility Center, we provide the latest technology and treatments to help you select the sex of your child to ensure you have the family of your dreams.
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What Are the Benefits of Gender Selection?
When parents have one or more children of one sex, they may want to make sure their next child is the opposite sex to have a balance of genders among their kids. Gender selection makes this possible.
Choose the Gender of Your First Child
Many patients have specific reasons for wanting their firstborn child to be a girl or boy. If you feel certain of what you would like the gender of your first child to be, you can look into our gender selection treatments to help you achieve your family needs.
Have Time to Prepare for Your New Baby
Knowing the sex of your child before conception can make it easier for you to plan ahead and get everything you’ll need when the baby arrives. This includes having more time to prepare the nursery the way you want it, pick out a name, and buy clothes and other items for your baby based on their gender.
Prevent Sex-Linked Diseases
Medical conditions that are genetically related or gender-specific that either the male or female patient can pass onto their child can leave them feeling hesitant to start a family. Pre-selection of your child’s gender after conception is an effective process to eliminate these concerns.
How Is Gender Selection Done?
At Reproductive Fertility Center, our goal is to assist you in building a happy and healthy family. During your consultation, Dr. Peyman Saadat and his team of experts are here to help you with any questions you may have regarding your gender selection treatment. They will explain in detail how the gender selection process works and review any concerns you may have.
Process – In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
The female patient will receive injections of fertility drugs to increase the number of healthy eggs her ovaries produce. The eggs are then retrieved from the patient’s body using a fine needle and ultrasound guidance. During the egg retrieval, the male partner typically collects a semen sample, which is examined to select the most viable sperm for embryo culture.
Process – Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) and Sex Selection
Once fertilization is achieved, the resulting embryos are tested genetically to determine which ones will be placed into the uterus (embryo transfer). The test can check for the gender as well as chromosomal abnormalities.
After the test results come back and are analyzed, one or two healthy embryos of the desired gender are chosen. After the waiting period, the embryo is placed into the mother’s uterus.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the chances of gender selection techniques resulting in my baby being the gender of my choice?
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) has a 99 percent accuracy rate for gender selection. If conception occurs after IVF and PGD, it is extremely likely that your baby will be the gender of your choice.
What happens to my embryos of the opposite gender produced by in vitro fertilization?
You have the option of allowing embryos of the opposite gender to be frozen and potentially “adopted” by infertile couples who can’t produce embryos of their own