it's a girl!
Learn more about having a baby girl,
including proven gender-selection methods.
Historically, couples had many children to help tend the farms and ensure security in old age. Also, couples had many children because one in five children died before age five. With large families, having children of both genders was common.
Yet in some cases, couples had many children in a quest for a hoped-for boy or girl. Some had six, even 10 children ― all of the same sex ― just to get that desired girl or boy baby. Today, many couples and single women are having smaller families for social and economic reasons, including the fact that women are pursuing education and careers in their 20s and 30s, and starting families later.
With 99.9% accuracy in predicting an embryo’s gender, PGD gives couples the best odds in determining their baby’s sex. But unlike MicroSort®, which is used prior to conception, PGD is performed after conception using IVF. This poses a moral or ethical dilemma for some couples because they’re creating embryos, some of which may not be used. They consequently have to decide what to do with the excess embryos. Other than this concern, PGD offers couples the best bet in selecting their future baby’s gender.
A relatively new reproductive technology, PGD allows couples to choose their baby’s sex by identifying male and female embryos conceived in a laboratory, prior to transfer to the woman’s uterus. PGD requires IVF, fertilization in a lab dish, along with a minor surgical procedure to remove eggs from her ovaries. After fertilization, specialists examine the 2-ay-old embryo for its sex chromosomes (XX or XY), and inserts one or several embryos of the selected sex into the woman’s uterus.
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