When aiming for a baby of a desired gender, the partners who would like to become parents are sometimes discouraged by the fact that they think it’s difficult to predetermine the gender of a future offspring.
Maybe the huge quantity of information that they might find on the Internet on this subject influences their decision on whether to try to have a descendant of an intended gender or not. When attempting to conceive a girl or a boy, any couple discovers that the probabilities of most methods of gender selection are well under 100% and this determines them to give up on trying to control the sex of a future child.
PGD with IVF method for conceiving a girl or a boy
You must know that, as far as I know, there is only one technique that guarantees a baby’s gender with a success rate of 100%, if no errors occur. This is PGD with IVF method of predetermining the sex of a baby.
Speaking of predetermination, I must tell you that maybe the most important thing regarding the gender selection strategies is simply this: the sex of a human been can be influenced only before its conception, because, after the moment when the mother-to-be becomes pregnant, the gender of her baby can’t be changed. It’s very important to understand that and to keep it in your mind while being interested in sex selection.
Now, let’s come back to the surest method, PGD with IVF – Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis with In Vitro Fertilization. This is a scientific method, a laboratory one, as it can be implemented only in specialized clinics and hospitals, unlike the natural techniques of gender selection, which can be used at home.
In a few words, here’s how PGD with IVF works, for conceiving a girl: the doctors collect from the future mother some eggs, and from the future father sperm samples; with the eggs and sperm collected, using IVF, the specialists create some embryos in a laboratory; each of these embryos is then analyzed for identifying its gender, its health status and the possible presence of any genetic defects; finally, the healthiest female embryos are implanted in the uterus of the future mother.
It’s time now to move on to the other strategies of sex predetermination, which have a success rate of somewhere in the region of 70%. Speaking of success ratios, I must point out an essential aspect related to the gender selection methods, aspect that you really must be aware of while deciding to use a certain method or more methods.
This aspect refers to the fact that almost all the techniques of sex selection only increase a couple’s chances to have an offspring of the yearned-for gender; only PGD with IVF guarantees, in the absence of errors, that the future mother will get pregnant with a child that has the preferred gender: either a girl or a boy. Moreover, PGD’s success ratio, of 100%, is scientifically proven, unlike the success rates of the other scientific and natural methods.
Apart from PGD with IVF, there are also other scientific strategies of gender predetermination, the best known being: MicroSort and Ericsson methods, which are not recommended by most scientists, due to their lack of scientific proof – their success rates, of about 70%, are proven only empirically.
Besides the scientific strategies of getting pregnant with a girl, we can also talk about the natural methods: the diet methods, the Shettles method and the Chinese Calendar method. These techniques tell the future mother what to eat to conceive a female or male child, when to conceive it, as well as the intensity and position of her sexual intercourse.