Forum for patients who are considering or have already undergone sex selection procedure.
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- Joined: Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:02 pm
My name is Emily, and I'm curious to know your personal reasons for wanting to choose your child's gender.
I have long considered it. Even if you haven't undergone the procedure, or never will, I'd still like to hear your thoughts,
Thanks, and I hope you have a super lovely day
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- Joined: Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:59 pm
We are looking into it because we have 3 girls and would love to have a boy. I have already had 2 c-sections so one more and that is it. The only thing that worries me the most is paying out all that money and we do not get a healthy male embryo or it does not take.
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- Location: 4012 Coburn Hollow Road Carlock, IL 61725
I am pregnant with our second child. I am 7 weeks and have 1st doctors visit on wed. Does anyone believe in or know of any ways one can know the gender of the baby, for example by last period date, or any other form?
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My husband and I decided to do aCGH to rule out any genetic abnormalities. Having done Ivf with icsi, we wanted to make sure no drugs or human error from ART had occurred. We ended up finding out that we had two boys and four girls. We transferred one of each during our first FET and neither worked out. At our second FET, we did one of each again and we got our beautiful baby girl. Now we have two girls left. Mentally to get through all the struggles I had to tell myself that I was going to end up with twins and our family would be compete. We were going to donate the rest to science like we did all the embryos that didn't make it to day 6 and the other unfertilized underdeveloped eggs. Well... We didn't get our twins, and we have one child now. After years of treatments and some $60,000 plus later, we are ecstatic to have our baby girl. The reason I'm giving this whole back story is because having the knowledge of what gender our blastocysts/embryos are personified them for me more than I could have imagined. I think that if I didn't know the gender I would not be as attached. But I have made peace with the fact that I will never have a little boy. It totally ruled out a what if. Now I am trying to decide if we want to spend about 10,000 more to have these "girls" transferred. If they were not stored at our center I would have no desire to have more children. But we have them and now we are in the same position as thousands of other parents with stored embryos. So I guess for me it's 50/50. I know I can never have a boy so doing the testing was worth while. I don't have to guess or wish one of them is going to be a son for me. And the other part of me wishes I would not be so attached to the girls because I don't know if they could work out. (My appoligies to anyone who would do anything to have "extra" embryos for the chance of children. I have been there. I send well wishes your way.)
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RZachary wrote:The only situation in which you should be advised to use sex selection is in the case of medical need, such as being at risk of passing on a known genetic disease that affects children of one sex only. In this case, it is acceptable to select the sex of an embryo so it will be unaffected by the disease. Most of the risks involved in sex selection treatment are similar to those for conventional in vitro fertilisation (IVF).
I have just come across the info that Polish invitro clinics Invicta has designed and launched so called PGD X-linked diagnosis to test for a carrier status of X-linked conditions.
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I will do search on the internet about this